This former Miss Indiana is not happy with her home state.
Brittany Mason, who won the title of Miss Indiana USA in 2008, released the above video this week -- a parody of both beauty pageant culture and the values of some Indiana legislators articulated by the state's recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Mason makes her stance clear, claiming that this is a "basic human rights issue."
"I have always been very proud of my roots, being from the midwest where family, faith and patriotism are of the upmost importance," Mason states on her website. "But right now I lower my head with a flood of emotions; shame, sadness and embarrassment to name a few. Yes, I am embarrassed and outraged that this backwards decision could happen where I am from and in 2015. I am heartbroken for the millions of Hoosiers that do not support this preposterous law but will still be affected. I truly hope that people recognize that this decision is not a reflection of the people from Indiana. In fact, I have yet to meet a single person who supports this outrageous nonsense."
Check out the video from Mason above or head here to read the statement in full on her website.