Lob­ster fes­ti­val ‘sea god­dess’ de­throned over on­line pho­tos

The Western Star - - WORLD -

ROCK­LAND, Maine - The 2018 Maine Lob­ster Fes­ti­val Sea God­dess has been de­throned less than 24 hours af­ter she was crowned be­cause of what or­ga­niz­ers de­scribed as pho­tos of “in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour” on her so­cial me­dia page. Eigh­teen-year-old Tay­lor Ham­lin was crowned Sea God­dess at the 71-year-old fes­ti­val Wed­nes­day. On Thurs­day, she posted on Face­book she lost the ti­tle af­ter com­mu­nity mem­bers emailed pho­tos of her. The Portland Press Her­ald re­ports one showed Ham­lin hold­ing a joint. An­other showed her hold­ing a de­vice for va­p­ing. Ham­lin said she was told to sign a doc­u­ment say­ing she could no longer ful­fil her du­ties. Or­ga­niz­ers said the pho­tos “were not in keep­ing with the be­hav­iour and im­age of the Maine Sea God­dess” and Tay­lor de­cided to re­sign.

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