Someone Used The ‘K’ Word On Amelia Henderson & It’s Not OK

Yasss gurl! Malaysian actress and model, Amelia Thripura Henderson has been awarded as Model of the Year for Malaysia at the 2019 Asia Model Festival in Seoul, South Korea earlier this week. She may only be 23 years old by and relatively new in showbiz, but she’s already won her first international award.

Celebrating the amazing news, Amelia shared a video Instagram with the caption, “Never forget where you come from 🇲🇾(Malaysia), thank you @asiamodelfestival for the award.”

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never forget where you come from 🇲🇾 thank you @asiamodelfestival for the award ❤️ (without a doubt the best part of this video is @amberchia at the end 😘) _________ wearing :

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We couldn’t be any prouder for our fellow Malaysian beauty! However, with Internet trolls lurking behind every screen, there’s bound to be some unnecessary comments.


Surprised and taken aback with the comment, Amelia was forced to defend her nationality – A Malaysian. Even after that, another user commented of her race. The comment accused her of not being a Malaysian but a Filipino. That’s probably due to her mix-look.

To which Amelia replied, “I’m Malaysian. I was born here, I live here and I have a Malaysian ID and passport.” Well here’s the thing, Amelia was born from a Malaysian Indian mother and Scottish father. Plus the award was given based on a country, which you’d qualify based on the nationality and not RACE. There’s a big difference!

That’s not all, the user even had the audacity to use the ‘K’ word. Not cool!

However, upon learning of her nationality, the profile user to the second comment then apologised for the comment and misunderstanding.

Malaysians were also quick to defend Amelia for the racial attack and sent her praises for the way she handled the trolls.

Even Syed Saddiq, the Minister of Youth and Sports defended Amelia and congratulated her on the win!

Congratulations Amelia Henderson! You have truly made Malaysia proud and yes, as long as you have that blue IC, you’ll always be a Malaysian!