WORCESTER - After a Miss Massachusetts contestant resigned over a skit performed during the June 30 beauty pageant at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, organizers plan to make changes in what content is allowed at their events.

Maude Gorman resigned as Miss Plymouth County because of a skit at the 2018 Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant that she felt mocked the #MeToo movement. Ms. Gorman was the victim of a sexual assault when she was a young teen.

The skit talked about the elimination of the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, with one person saying she is trying to understand why it happened. The other person, playing God, said, "Me too!" and held up a #MeToo sign.

The Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant is a preliminary pageant to select Miss America contestants.

In a statement released Monday, the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation board of directors indicated it supports Ms. Gorman's decision to resign her position as Miss Plymouth County. The foundation was not aware the skit would be performed and does not condone it, the statement said. In the future the organization plans to review all performance material with future masters of ceremonies and other participants before its shows to ensure no offensive content is included.

Ms. Gorman announced in an interview with NBC Boston that she was giving up her Plymouth County crown over the skit. She is both a survivor of sexual assault and an advocate for victims. She received a Future Leaders Award from Attorney General Maura Healey in 2016 for her efforts in raising awareness of sexual assault and violence against women.

The Miss Massachusetts board made a formal apology last week. In Monday's statement, the foundation also indicated that the skit was not designed to make light of sexual assault, or the #MeToo movement, but to poke fun of the uproar caused in the pageant community over the swimsuit part of the Miss America competition being eliminated.

A spokesman for the Hanover Theatre, which provided the venue but did not organize the June 30 event, said theater representatives were unable to offer any comment on the controversy over the skit as many of the theater's employees were at a company retreat the night of the pageant.