Massachusetts Beauty Queen Turns In Crown After Pageant Emcee's #MeToo Joke

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics


A contender for Miss Massachusetts took herself out of the running after an emcee blamed the #MeToo movement for the removal of the swimsuit competition during an onstage comedy sketch, according to the Boston Globe.

Maude Gorman (above), who won Miss Massachusetts World in 2015 and is an outspoken survivor of sexual assault, told the Globe that the emcee’s skit "was heartbreaking to hear," and that "in that moment, everything collapsed right in front of me." She resigned three days later. The Massachusetts chapter of the Miss America organization apologized via Facebook post below, offering its "sincere and heartfelt apology for those offended by Saturday night’s skit" and promising to review future planned content with emcees before the pageants begin. 


The Globe reports that pageants allowed Gorman to regain self-confidence after her assault, but now that she has left it behind, she said that she will continue to advocate for other survivors. "Walking way from this title is hard, but I was able to do so much good through that," she said. "I look forward to see what else the world can offer."
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Male 492
Pageants are fucking dumb.....yes the swimsuit competition was okay, nothing spectacular. Just head down to the local pool if you want to look at the girls. 
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Male 3,833
Snowflake alert.
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Male 2,378
I think pageants have kind of gone the way of the dodo. Who cares if they have talent and are intelligent. 
   With out the gratuitous swim suit competition, I know that no women will watch it. 
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Male 6,088
So what was the damned joke?
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Male 43,339
daegog   The joke was that they got rid of the swimsuit competition because of the pound me too crowd
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Male 11,106
A western media delusion tale
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Male 1,956
Gerry1of1 what do you call a gerbil that slobbers?  Pre-lubed.

Thank you, thank you very much.  I’ll be here all week...
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im sorry you have the bad feelz. 

But im also sorry for all the people who liked the swimsuit competition who will not ever get to see it again.

I am also disappointed that you are trying to tear down something that has been a non-offensive staple for a long time. That is clearly not sexists as they also have Mr. universe pageants where the men oil themselves up and put on thongs. If you don't like the field or the type of thing okay, but don't shit all over it and ruin it for the people who do.
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Male 765
Gerry1of1 For shame, gerry. Now I'll have to give up my crown.
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