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Colombian who burned Pia Wurtzbach in effigy says ‘sorry’

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Effigy
Noider Almanza Barraza poses with his ‘doll’ of Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach moments before he burned the effigy of the beauty queen from the Philippines as shown on his video post on Facebook. Barraza has since taken down the video. SCREENGRAB FROM NOIDER ALMANZA BARRAZA’S FACEBOOK PAGE

The Colombian man who was shown burning an effigy of Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has taken down the video of the incident after fierce reaction from netizens.

 

The man who uses the name Noider Almanza Barraza apologized for offending the people of the Philippines and blamed a tradition in his country for the incident.

 

A translation of his post on Facebook said Colombia had a tradition of burning dolls of “characters or things that causes controversy” in the previous year to “begin a new year.”

 

“At no time (was my intention) to hurt or offend (the people of the Philippines. I am very sad … I apologize,” he wrote.

 

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