On Sunday night, Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough won the title of Miss USA.
Some people were excited about how diverse this year’s Miss USA contest looked.
The pageant included five women who immigrated to the US at a young age, and a majority of the top tenfinalists were women of color.
McCullough is a scientist who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Early on in the pageant, she told judges Sunday about her commitment to advancing women in science, technology, and math.
But when the twenty-five-year-old answered a question about whether she thought healthcare was a privilege or a right, people had strong reactions.
As a government employee, Im granted health care,” she said. “And I see firsthand that for one, to have health care, you need to have jobs, so therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment so that were given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs for all Americans worldwide.
She added that she’s not a feminist, saying she preferred the word “equalist.”
People had varied reactions on Twitter.
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