Before crowning Miss America 2016 Sunday, CEO Sam Haskell formally apologized to judge and former pageant winner Vanessa Williams for the 1984 scandal in which Williams was pressured by the organization to resign after nude photos surfaced from before her reign, an apology that Williams tearfully accepted. What do you think?


“Am I the only one who still believes the private choices you make as a teenager should haunt you to your grave?”

Sheila Levy • Inflation Predictor

“Now we can finally stop referring to her as ‘disgraced pageant winner Vanessa Williams.’”

Joe McCaskill • Road Manager

“At least they made it up to her by letting her wield the power of judgement over other women.”

Callum Tesley • Agrarian Blogger