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 GillibrandOvernight Defense: Bombshell report reveals officials misled public over progress in Afghanistan | Amazon accuses Trump of 'improper pressure' in Pentagon contract decision | House Judiciary holds final impeachment hearing Gillibrand demands hearing following release of 'Afghanistan Papers' White House, Congress near deal to give 12 weeks paid parental leave to all federal workers 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 FrankenThe job no GOP senator wants: 'I'd rather have a root canal' Take Trump literally and seriously in Minnesota Ninth woman accuses Al Franken of inappropriate contact 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.