Kate Williams won the Ms. Nevada 2019 crown in April, but is now at war with the pageant organizers over social media. The content in question is exactly what we expect: support for our President, Donald Trump.
Williams, 29, “claims she’s a victim of censorship, and being unfairly targeted over her support for President Donald Trump.” Pageant organizers have taken the standard defense of political bias saying it was her “failure to separate political activism from her pageant persona- not her specific support of Trump – that most her the Silver State sash.”
Had Ms. Williams posted content critical of Trump would there have been an issue? After being stripped of her title making her disqualified to compete in another pageant in Long Beach, California this weekend, Williams took to facebook to defend herself and announce she had been removed from the competition.
“I just don’t understand how you can censor someone with conservative values when I’m not even really saying anything that’s bad” she posted on Facebook.
Ms. America’s website posted a scathing statement regarding the incident. Williams was “told to keep her political commentary limited to personal social media pages. And if she wanted to talk politics, she should create a separate one for pageant-related postings.” The statement went on to say “Katie Williams is distorting the facts…ALL the pageant asked of Ms. Williams in writing, is to keep separate social media accounts…she has her personal Facebook page to voice her political views. However, the Ms. Nevada Facebook page should be devoid of political content.”
The plot thickens. Williams says she did exactly what they asked of her and created a second Facebook account for Ms. Nevada material, separate from her personal page. However, it was a pageant official, says Williams, that “continued to screen shot my page, my personal page, and email me about how she was disappointed and she didn’t agree with it and that I needed to speak with her on the phone” said Williams on her facebook post.
In an attempt to backtrack, and staying on the offensive, Ms. America CEO Susan Jeske admitted she had a second page for pageant-related material, her personal page “Trump-filled page still had plenty of images and mentions of the Ms. America competition.”
Thank you to everyone who supported me, but I have to get this off my chest!SHARE IT! I'M TIRED OF BEING CENSORED FOR NOTHING!Ms. America Pageant #follow #share #repost #dethroned
Posted by Katie Williams on Monday, August 19, 2019