Miss America Contest Caves to Social Justice Warriors
Joseph Curl, of the Daily Wire reports:
Although the pageant began 100 years ago as a "beauty contest" to draw people to Atlantic City, top pageant officials say the swimsuit portion is no longer appropriate — especially in the days of #MeToo.
“We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you, you,” said Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is now the head of the organization’s board of trustees.
“"We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit,’ so guess what, you don’t have to do that anymore," Carlson said in making the announcement Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America.”
"Who doesn’t want to be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul?"
The organization is also getting rid of the evening gown portion of the competition. Participants are now encouraged to wear whatever makes them feel confident.