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Outraged By Host's #MeToo Joke, Miss Plymouth County Gives Back Her Crown In Protest

A Massachusetts beauty queen has given up her crown in protest of a joke that was made by a host about the #MeToo movement during an official pageant event.

Maude Gorman officially resigned on Thursday as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after an emcee made a joke about the international movement against sexual harassment and assault on stage.

During the event on June 30, 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."

A few days after the event, Miss Massachusetts posted an apology on its Facebook page saying the skit was not in the script or approved by the board.

Gorman, who is a survivor of sexual assault, wrote on Instagram that mocking a movement that empowers survivors was inappropriate.

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