- A netizen who said she is a Vietnamese native speaker criticized the interpretation of Miss Vietnam’s answer
- She said the Miss Universe translator translated it wrongly
- Some of the important words in Miss Vietnam’s answer were allegedly missed
A netizen who claimed that she is a native Vietnamese speaker exposed to public that the translation of Miss Vietnam’s answer in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant was incorrect.
KAMI learned that Miss Vietnam H'hen Niê qualified to the Top 5 but needed to undergo a thrilling Question and Answer portion to advance to the final round where only three would qualify.
In the hope of being able to express herself freely, she decided to use an interpreter who was chosen by the Miss Universe Organization.
H’hen was then asked about her opinion on the global movement called “#MeToo” which has been creating noise on the international level.
"The #MeToo movement has sparked a global conversation. In response, some have said that the world has become too politically correct. Do you think the #MeToo movement has gone too far?" the question said.
According to the netizen, the translator of Miss Vietnam did not include key words that the beauty queen actually mentioned using her own language.
Some of the “missed” important words were "well-being," "health," "sexual abuse," and "freedom.”
She revealed that the translator only had a brief interpretation of Miss Vietnam’s answer and it, unfortunately, was incorrect.
"I don't think that it has gone too far. Protecting women and women's rights is the right thing to do. Women need protection and rights," the translator said during the Coronation Night.
For the netizen who said she is a native speaker, the "correct" translation of H'hen’s answer should be:
“Protecting women’s well-being/health and protecting women from sexual abuse is the right that every women need. Everyone of us needs to be protected and we need freedom. Thank you.”
Notwithstanding the alleged error and Miss Vietnam’s failure to enter the Top 3, the Vietnamese model was still applauded for making a mark in the Miss Universe stage.
In a previous article by KAMI, it was reported that H'hen used to be a maid before she became a beauty queen.
Miss Universe 2018 is the 67th edition of the prestigious pageant where Philippines’ bet Catriona Gray emerged as the winner.
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