The #metoo movement is so widespread that it’s now affecting beauty pageants. A host at the Miss Massachusetts pageant found that out the hard way when the emcee told a joke that made light of the #metoo phenomenon.
Maude Gorman, who already held the crown of Miss Plymouth County, decided to turn in her crown. Gorman is a sexual assault survivor, having been raped by 3 men when she was only 13 years old. She took to Instagram to explain why she handed her crown in.
Gorman said, “I really felt betrayed. To mock a movement that has empowered survivors to stand up is inappropriate, and especially a women’s empowerment organization, should be unacceptable.”
Good work, Ms. Gorman.