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New Miss USA photos featuring the girls in racy lingerie have been causing quite the stir. The photos taken by Fadil Berisha show the girls in fishnets and sexy bustiers rolling around on a bed and people who oppose the imagery say that it is too sexy for Miss USA and sends the wrong message when the pageant is all about promoting and empowering women.

Okay… I’m confused. How is judging women solely off of their looks and how they answer open ended questions empowering?

Donald Trump, the pageant’s owner, defends the photos and a rep explained them saying, “We are in the business of beauty and the contestants who compete for the title of Miss USA are not afraid to be sexy. These ladies are the full package – smart, accomplished, relevant and sexy!”

People have always had complaints about pageantry and in this case you have to consider that as our society gets sexier…everything has to in order to catch up. Not saying it’s right or even that I agree with the photos, but it’s kind of ridiculous to battle the ins and outs of the competition as a whole, when the entire institution is shallow to begin with. Just saying.


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