People are outraged that Miss Great Britain 'de-crowned' over sex scene on reality show

Rachel Thompson
Miss GB Zara Holland de-crowned after 'Love Island' sex scandal
Miss GB Zara Holland de-crowned after 'Love Island' sex scandal

LONDON — Miss Great Britain Zara Holland has been stripped of her title after being shown having sex on reality show Love Island earlier this week.

Wednesday night's episode of the show — which places 12 singletons on an island — showed Holland having sex with fellow contestant Alex Bowen.

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Holland — who was crowned Miss Great Britain in September 2015 — has had her title rescinded by the Miss Great Britain organisation.

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In a statement, the organisation said that it could no longer promote Holland as "a positive role model" after her conduct on the ITV2 show.

"We wholly understand that everyone makes mistakes, but Zara, as an ambassador for Miss Great Britain, simply did not uphold the responsibility expected of the title," the statement continued.

But, not everyone agrees with the organisation's decision. People have taken to Twitter to express their fury that Holland has been "de-crowned."

"This is just misogynistic — what is shameful about having sex???" read one tweet.

"Miss GB stripped of title for having sex... Absolute BS. Are we living in the dark ages?" read another.

Some people said the move was outdated.

Others felt that Holland's sexual freedom had been challenged.

And others believed the move was sexist.

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