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”.
— Justine Brooke Murray (@Justine_Brooke) June 21, 2021
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.
Check out the awesome Twitter reactions:
Many thanks to you, it is comforting to know that we still have some young people in this country who are not afraid to stand up for liberty and freedom. Hug your parents for me, if they were the ones to instill these values.
— Lspett1 (@lspett1) June 22, 2021
Wow, what a powerful moment in the spotlight. I forgot it was a beauty contest, and was ready to vote you into the @US_HouseOfReps
— Jeremiah G (@NOLAFloods) June 22, 2021
You, young lady, are my hero! I vote for you! You are my Miss New Jersey and it’s not even close. 👏 🤩 🇺🇸
— DrTomD (@DrabczykSr) June 22, 2021
You gave the wrong answer to win, but you gave the answer our culture desperately needed to hear. You modeled courage in a way that inspired people you will never meet. I pray you are one of the many courageous voices of the next generation. Well done, Justine.
— Inspiring Quotes (@hjrogers79) June 22, 2021
As I tweeted already, but so you know. You ARE Miss America in my book. May others see you as a beacon for our future. Keep standing for America and may God be with you through all your endeavors.
— the proof is in the pudding in the eating (@keithmademedoit) June 22, 2021
You didn’t win because you showed your intelligence and free thought. And you spoke about the true situation, the emperor is wearing no clothes. Be proud, in the end you won far bigger!
— MaggieMay – views are mine, not my employer’s. (@HRHmaggie) June 22, 2021
YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HERO AND WILL BE MISS NEW JERSEY TO ME FOREVER.
— The Angry Scientist (@EruditionLife) June 21, 2021
Lesson one in life as an adult. The closer to the truth you are, the more you have to fight your ENTIRE LIFE to stand with it. Never ever give up Justine. Fabulous and succinct worthy of any efficient and effective wake-up call for all the sleeping sheep. Bravo
— Clownworld (@Clownsrule) June 22, 2021
Hats off to this sharp and articulate young woman!
— Steve Reeder (@stevereederiowa) June 22, 2021
The great thing about integrity is that in the end you win nonetheless. Sometimes there’s a bit of punishment/reprisal suffered, but that makes the win all the more sweet.
— Guns&Crypto (@CryptoVet556) June 22, 2021
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