The Miss America Organization has announced an end to the swimsuit portion of its competition, and will no longer judge contestants specifically on their outward appearance, Breitbart reports.
Gretchen Carlson, who was crowned Miss America in 1989, made the announcement of the new direction on Tuesday’s broadcast of Good Morning America, CNBC reported.
Branding the pageant “Miss America 2.0,” Carlson said, “We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you.”
Carlson, who filed a sexual harassment suit against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes precipitating in his departure from the network, added that some contestants told pageant officials, “We don’t want to be out there in high heels and swimsuits,” in this era of #MeToo awareness.
PC America has been far more than a simple irritant and now they have destroyed the Miss America Beauty Pageant.
These “cancers” that plague our nation continue to destroy and divide, yet we do not see any opposition to stop them.
People would rather complain on social media about all of these pathetic groups that force LIBERAL changes in our nation. When it comes time to actually act, people seem to choose to do nothing.
The elimination of the swimsuit segment ends an over 100-year tradition. Indeed, the pageant was created in 1921 out of an annual Labor Day beauty contest started in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the early 1900s. A main feature of the original beauty contest, the “Inter-City Beauties,” was the public swimsuit contest held on the Garden Pier. The winners originally vied for the “Golden Mermaid” trophy.
Politically-correct ideology requires that success is resented. Ambition becomes suspicious. Mediocrity is preferred to excellence. The collective is elevated over the individual.
Just about every problem in America today is linked to political correctness. Declining educational standards, increasing secularism, the police not being allowed to do their job, an inability to secure her borders, a diminished America in the world theatre and reluctance to smash the evil of currently rampaging Islamism – all of it is rooted in politically-correct ideology. Nothing is more antithetical to America’s foundational principles.
The Democratic Party and its media allies have created a monster. It goes by two names: political correctness and identity politics. Both involve what you can say and what you can believe. While Democrats won’t admit authoring the ever-expanding handbook of acceptable speech, they seem to be the only group left in America which feels free to express their views.
George Orwell famously said, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” If we allow ourselves to lose our voice, we will lose what it means to be an American. Racism cannot defeat racism. Evil cannot defeat evil. Every American is responsible for his or her actions, not those of their ancestors or identity group.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!