Miss New Jersey Wants Confederate Statutes Moved To Museums
It's pretty much impossible to avoid political discussion, no matter what kind of entertainment you enjoy. Movies are political, sports are political, television is political, and beauty pageants are political.
During Sunday's Miss America 2018 pageant, Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel was asked about the recent controversy surrounding Confederate statues, and whether they should stay in place, be removed, or be relocated.
Schoeffel's response was
We are truly defined by our country’s history, and I don’t think it’s something that we need to forget. We need to always remember it and honor our history of America because it truly makes us who we are as Americans. So they should be moved to museums."
Schoeffel finished the runner-up in the competition. The winner, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund, was also asked a political question about the President pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, which she said was a "bad decision."
What do you think about Schoeffel's answer? I'm actually surprised with how well she handled it. I think it's absurd that serious political topics are even brought up in pageants like this, and they usually end up with the contestant stammering through some key buzzwords until they're saved by the bell. But in this case, Miss NJ was able to kind of pander to both sides of the argument, but still resolve it in a way I tend to agree with.
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