In the emails reported by HuffPost, Haskell jokes about renaming former Miss America winners "C-s" and calls the past winners a "pile of malcontent", among other misogynistic and fat-shaming claims. In a Facebook post praising former Miss Americas who had "championed empowerment of women everywhere", the Fayetteville native explained her own decision to sign.
The CEO of the Miss America organization, along with the COO and a board chair, have resigned after The Huffington Post published emails from them where they fat-shamed, slut-shamed, and even joked about the death of a former pageant victor. COO Josh Randle and board chair Lynn Weidner will be gone in the next few weeks, while Dick Clark Productions, which produces the annual beauty pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., severed ties with the nonprofit organization, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The Board of Directors of the Miss America Organization made the announcement Saturday saying Haskell was done effective immediately. As a result of that investigation, Lewis Friedman, the lead writer of the Miss America pageant telecast, had been let go from the organization. Aside from contributing to charities like the Miracle Network, Miss America provides scholarships to the young women in its pageants.
"I am proud to stand with them", Gracen wrote on her Facebook account.
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"The leaders of this organization cannot degrade the values that Miss America represents", Shields wrote.
Republican Senate-elect Chris Brown, who represents city resort as part of the Second Legislative District, said, "This is the right move for everyone involved including the image of Atlantic City, considering the pageant was created and thrived becoming synonymous with Atlantic City for nearly a century".
Haskell and been suspended the previous day by the organization, which said it would conduct an "in-depth investigation into alleged inappropriate communications and the nature in which they were obtained". By then, it was too little too late, as the MAO moved swiftly to remove him, Weidner and Randle.