A 29-year-old Katie Williams who was the reigning Ms Nevada, alleged that she was stripped off her crown for showing her support to the President of the United States, President Donald Trump.
According to the report by NBCNews, the now former Ms Nevada Katie Williams no longer wears her crown, after claiming that she is a victim of censorship and being unfairly targeted over her support for President Donald Trump. But pageant organizers insist it’s Williams’ failure to separate political activism from her pageant persona not her specific support of Trump — that cost her the Silver State sash, the NBCnews had reported on Wednesday.
Stating further, the news house states that when more than three dozen women vie for the crown of Ms America at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, this Saturday, Williams will not be on board. Nevada will not be represented at the pageant, which has run since 1997.
“I just don’t understand how you can censor someone with conservative values when I’m not even really saying anything bad,” Williams said in a video Facebook post over the weekend, announcing that she had been booted from the competition.
Williams, who won the Ms Nevada 2019 crown this past April, declined further comment to NBC News on Wednesday, standing by her online comments. She’s a fitness instructor and was deployed with the Army National Guard to Afghanistan in 2008-09, according to her spokesman.
A statement on Ms America’s website claimed that Williams was told to keep her political commentary limited to personal social media pages. And if she wanted to talk politics, she should create a separate one for pageant-related postings.
“Katie Williams is distorting the facts,” according to a Ms America statement. “ALL the pageant asked of Ms Williams, in writing, is to keep separate social media accounts.”
The pageant added: “She has her Personal Facebook page to voice her political views. However, the Ms Nevada Facebook Page should be devoid of political content.”