Miss USA pageant winner celebrated for addressing 'Me Too' movement on stage
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North Carolina's Cheslie Kryst, 28, won the Miss USA pageant on Thursday and was celebrated online after supporting the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements onstage during the pageant's question period.

Kryst was asked during the final night of the pageant whether she thought the movements, which have sought to hold powerful men in media, politics, and other spheres accountable for sexual misconduct, have gone "too far."

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“I don’t think these movements have gone too far," Kryst responded.

"What 'Me Too' and 'Time's Up' are about are making sure that we foster safe and inclusive workplaces in our country. As an attorney, that’s exactly what I want to hear, and that’s exactly what I want for this country," she said.

"I think they’re good movements," she added.

Her response was cheered by supporters of the movement on Twitter, including one 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Sanders unveils plan to double union membership in first term The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden expands lead in new national poll MORE (D-N.Y.), who simply seconded Kryst's words.

Gillibrand faced both praise and criticism from Democrats in 2017 when she called for former Minnesota Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenNative American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Al Franken urges Trump to give new speech after shootings: 'Try to make it sound like you're sincere, even if you're not' MORE (D) to resign after multiple allegations against him of sexual misconduct from several women emerged late that year. A chorus of senators soon joined Gillibrand, resulting in Franken's resignation.