Zara Holland, who became Miss Great Britain in September 2015, was stripped of her crownyesterday aftershe slept with another contestant on a reality TV dating show called “Love Island.”
The Miss Great Britain Organization posted a statement to Twitter,
Following recent actions with the ITV2 show ‘Love Island’ it is with deep regret that we, the Miss Great Britain Organisation, have to announce that Zara Holland has formally been de-crowned as Miss Great Britain 2015/16.
They also added,
We pride ourselves on promoting the positivity of pageants in modern society and this includes the promotion of a strong, positive female role model in our winners.
What they meant to write, of course, was“female role modelswho don’t have sex.”
People were, understandably, very angry with this decision, calling the reasoning both archaic and misogynistic in the extreme.
Miss Great Britain is a joke, Zara lost her title, sorry can girls not have sex? Pathetic #LoveIsland
— Jade (@jadepurewal) June 17, 2016
Miss Great Britain lost her crown bc she had the audacity to have sex with someone? I’m confused about how this means she isn’t a role model
— Sarah Ann Harris (@smallest_sarah) June 17, 2016
Feel even more sorry for Zara now she’s been de-crowned. She’s a very sweet girl . What even is ‘miss GB’ ? Are we living in the dark ages ?
— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) June 16, 2016
@Official_MissGB THATS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE. SHE IS A WOMAN. SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANT. ITS A NATURAL THING THAT HAPPENS BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE
— beth. (@imbethmorgans) June 16, 2016
Zara Holland will now be replaced by the runner-up in the 2015 Miss Great Britain competition, Deone Robertson, who, presumably, does not and will never have sex.
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