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A Miss New Jersey Pageant contestant blasted the “epidemic of censorship and entitlement” experienced by this generation in the on-stage question portion of the pageant.

Justine Brooke Murray, a booking producer with popular conservative network One America News, competed in the pageant at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City over the weekend.

Murray was asked by the judges to identify the most important issue facing her generation and why, and to give a social impact statement. 

The pageant queen exuded confidence and wasted no time answering the judge’s first question.

“Our generation is experiencing an epidemic of censorship and entitlement,” she said. “And it’s because our professors and our celebrities are teaching students to be narcissists, to believe that any view that differs from their own is an existential threat”.

Murray went on to describe her own experience with censorship on her college campus.

“This is what I experienced on my own campus with censorship to the point where people believe that speech is violence so that they can threaten other people with violence, simply because they disagree with them”.

When asked to deliver her social impact statement, Murray delivered a passionate argument for free speech and the First Amendment saying, “It is listed first under the Bill of Rights for a reason. Without it, all other liberties crumble. But today, we’re watching free speech get hammered to the ground by the very institutions that are supposed to promote diversity of thought.”

The self-dubbed “#AntiPCPageantQueen” expanded on the ever-evolving culture of political correctness and the many ways it is being weaponized.

“The mere words ‘I’m offended’ are now being used as an excuse to silence students, fire professors and cancel people simply because they do not know the popular line of thought,” she added.

Murray said she experienced “an Orwellian phenomenon, dominating my own campus to the point where it got borderline violent.”

The Miss New Jersey contender vowed that if she won the crown, she would use her platform to “empower the voices of young women who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and become a voice to be reckoned with.”

Murray did not place in the pageant, but she took to Twitter and posted her interview saying “This was my onstage interview for Miss New Jersey. I didn’t win. I didn’t even place. But I wouldn’t have changed a single word.” 

While Murray may not have taken home the title, she’s gone viral, and it seems she’s gained a platform to empower young women to stand up for what they believe is right after all. 

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