Sarah Michelle Gellar Wants to End All Beauty Pageants: “Let’s Not Forget ‘The Iraq'”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted her wish to end all beauty pagents, calling to mind Caitlin Upton's 2007 Miss Teen USA debacle on the same night as 2015's Miss Universe pageant. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

If Sarah Michelle Gellar has her way, young Charlotte Prinze won’t be trying out for any local beauty pageants any time soon. In fact, the mother of Charlotte, 5, and Rocky, 2, tweeted her desire to end pageants once and for all, posting her message Sunday, Jan. 25 during the 2015 Miss Universe pageant.

Keeping her fans updated on her weekend dressing as Disney's Cinderella to film an upcoming installment of Whitney Avalon's YouTube Princess Rap Battles, Gellar, 37, made her feelings known after sharing images of her day dressing up as the leader of "Team Cindy."

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"On the subject of "Princesses,” can we finally end beauty pageants? Cruelty to humans? Let's never forget 'The Iraq'" Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s wife tweeted, along with the trending hashtag #MissUniverse.

In her tweet, Gellar called to mind Caitlin Upton's 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant gaffe where she notoriously bumbled an answer to the question of why a fifth of Americans can’' locate the U.S. on a world map. In a 35-second interview, Upton referred to "the Iraq," "South Africa" and "the Asian countries," while surmising that "some people out there in our nation don’t have maps."

Sunday's Miss Universe pageant is the latest pop culture phenom that inspired Gellar to tweet her feedback. In March 2014, she famously slammed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's first-ever Vogue cover, telling fans she'd "cancel my subscription" as a result, and encouraged others to do the same.

For those keeping track, 2015's annual Miss Universe pageant was won by Miss Colombia Paulina Vega. She beat out contestants including Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, and fan fave Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, whose fourth runner-up placement inspired boos among the crowd.

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