Twitter praises Miss Michigan for calling out Flint water crisis during Miss America

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Miss Michigan didn’t shy away from politics at Sunday night’s Miss America pageant.

The Grass Lake resident introduced herself by saying, “From the state with 84% of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma.”

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The moment lit up social media, with many supporting the clear dig at officials handling the Flint water crisis.

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Some pointed out that most other contestants used their introduction to talk about themselves. 

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Not everyone was thrilled with Sioma’s statement, saying she should be supporting her home state, not bashing it.

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Sioma was not among those who advanced to the top 15.

Here’s the moment she was crowned Miss Michigan:

 

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