September 28th, 2014
01:23 PM ET

ABC's 'Miss America' trouble?

Last week, when allegations surfaced on the blog Jezebel that the newly crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, was involved in sorority hazing in college, Kazantsev defended herself on ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview with Lara Spencer.

ABC televised the pageant earlier this month, and Spencer was a co-host of it - and that's why the Jezebel editor who broke the hazing news, Erin Gloria Ryan, called the interview "a commercial."

"It was 'Good Morning America' protecting Miss America's reputation and presenting it as though it was news," Ryan told Brian Stelter.

ABC News declined to comment on Ryan's remarks.

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