Miss Philippines-Earth 2016 Imelda Bautista Schweighart drew attentions of netizens in her Facebook live video with Miss Earth Austria Kimberly Budinsky after comparing President Rodrigo Duterte to Adolf Hitler. In the Facebook video, Miss Philippines-Earth Schweighart asked Miss Earth Budinsky if Hitler was an Austrian.

"Imelda: is Hitler from Austria?

Kimberly: Ok that's a bad question because we normally don't really talk about Hitler, but yeah he is.

Imelda: Oh my God our President is doing Hitler stuff here in the Philippines.

Austria: That's crazy." Many supporters of Duterte slammed and angered over the statement of Imelda.

Meanwhile, Imelda apologized and explained herself on her Facebook account. She said that she's a Duterte follower and she just made a 'soft joke'.

Here's what Imelda said:

"Guys, I'm a Duterte follower. The people who talk to me everyday knows how delightful I am to see and experience the change he has made happen so far. I am half German that is the reason why I talked to a fellow delegate about 'Hitler' so casually who is Austrian. Because all my life I am always teased by fellow filipinos as 'Hitler' because they are not well informed that Hitler was not German. In fact Hitler was Austrian. So , when I saw my fellow delegate i made a soft joke about it out of my excitement. I am an extremist so forgive me my fellow Filipinos and Duterte supporters if you didn't understand how I am. I got that idea wherein i said, 'Duterte is doing Hitler stuff' from online news, newspapers with headlines saying he is Hitler-like but for the good. I was just not able to explain what i really meant further in Facebook live because my mind was occupied with the other delegates i want to capture on my Facebook Live cover. That is what i meant. Hope you appreciate me explaining myself so that you understand more. Peace."


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