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Joke about #MeToo movement causes American beauty queen to return her crown

AP
Published : Jul 9, 2018, 9:44 am IST
Updated : Jul 9, 2018, 9:44 am IST

In a skit a host asks why Miss America officials would get rid of swimsuit competition, then the person holds up a sign reading "#MeToo."

During the event last week, the host did a skit with someone portraying God (Photo: YouTube)
 During the event last week, the host did a skit with someone portraying God (Photo: YouTube)

Worcester: A Massachusetts beauty queen has given up her crown due to a joke about the #MeToo movement.

NBC 10 Boston reports Maude Gorman resigned on Saturday as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after an emcee made a joke about the women's movement on stage.

During the event last week, the host did a skit with someone portraying God. She asks why Miss America officials would get rid of the swimsuit competition, then the person holds up a sign reading "#MeToo."

Gorman, who is a survivor of sexual assault, says mocking a movement that empowers survivors is "inappropriate" especially by a "women's empowerment organization."

The Miss America Organization posted an apology on its Facebook page saying the skit was not in the script or approved by the board.

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