Beauty queen gives back crown because of #MeToo joke

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — 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 acted out a skit with someone portraying the role of God. She asks why Miss America officials would get rid of the swimsuit competition, when 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 coming from 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.

This article provided by NewsEdge.