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Miss America CEO Accused of Slut-Shaming Former Winner

The Miss America Organization is under fire after internal correspondence was leaked on Thursday, December 21, that allegedly revealed inappropriate conversations between CEO Sam Haskell, board members and pageant writers about the contestants.

The Huffington Post published the emails in which they ridiculed past winners referring to them with vulgar names, and also fat-shamed and slut-shamed the women. In August 2014, Haskell sent an email to the lead writer of the Miss America pageant telecast, Lewis Friedman, about a change in the script that would go from referring to past winners as “Forever Miss Americas” to “Former Miss Americas.” Friedman responded to that email, “I’d already changed ‘Forevers’ to ‘C–ts.’ Does that work for you?” Haskell replied with, “Perfect…bahahaha.”