A beauty queen has turned in her tiara after a skit mocking the #MeToo movement was featured in the final moments of the Massachusetts Miss America competition.
While the joke drew uproarious laughter and cheers from the audience, Gorman, standing backstage, was horrified.
When she was 13, Gorman was raped by three adult men; she says it took three years for her to open up about the experience.
This year, she was almost through the final competition for the title of Miss Massachusetts — a stepping stone to the Miss America pageant — when politics once again found its way onstage.
The Miss Massachusetts organization apologized for the incident on Facebook and stated that “the skit was not in the script and was not authorized by the board.
Writing for Vox, former Miss America Mallory Hagan said that the swimsuit competition engendered an “intense internal battle over my self-image.
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