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 GillibrandSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 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 FrankenBill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far Al Franken mocks McConnell: 'Like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette' 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.