Yes, I know fraternities and sororities have been hazing for a long time, and it’s probably no worse now than it was 20, 30, 40 years ago. But it doesn’t make it right.

From Fox News:

Miss America Kira Kazantsev kicked out of sorority for hazing

Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her Long Island college sorority after a hazing scandal, she admitted on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning.

“Under the broad definition of hazing, yes, I was involved,” she said. “At the time, unfortunately, that was just the culture of the university, and I was hazed, and I was kind of brought up through the organization thinking that is appropriate behavior…”

The newly crowned pageant queen, whose platform in the competition was anti-domestic abuse, was kicked out of Hofstra University’s Alpha Phi sorority last year after she sent an email ahead of an event to members of her sorority that she said was misinterpreted.

“In the email I made a joke that was taken out of context and forwarded,” she said.

So what was the joke? “That we would make the evening scary for the pledges.”