I don’t think I’ve ever watched a beauty pageant before, but, after this one, I may have to give it a try.
You dumb bitch!’ Miss USA beauty pageant turns ugly as Perez Hilton insults Miss California over gay marriage slur
It was the night a beauty contestant turned ugly.
When Miss California was asked her opinion on same-sex marriages by an openly gay judge she could have chosen a diplomatic reply.
Instead, 21-year-old Carrie Prejean answered with honesty.
But in saying marriage should be between a man and a woman, it was a reply that may have cost her the Miss USA crown and led to her being called a ‘dumb bitch’.
Prejean, a blonde student, was one of the favourites to win the Miss USA title at the pageant held on Sunday at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino in Las Vegas and shown live on TV.
Having negotiated earlier rounds of modelling in a swimsuit and evening gown, she was down to the final 15 and had to answer a single question from one of the panel of five judges.
Prejean picked celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who is openly gay and calls himself ‘queen of all media’.
Hilton asked her: ‘Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalise same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?’
Prejean paused for a moment before replying: ‘Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.’
She continued: ‘And you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman.
‘No offence to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be – between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”
He went on to describe Prejean as having ‘half a brain’ and said he would have stormed onto the stage and ripped off her tiara if she had won.
There was speculation that the reply had cost her the Miss USA crown, as she was named runner-up with Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, winning the title.
So, this snobby, openly gay “judge” asks a loaded question, and gets an answer which he doesn’t appreciate.
Too damn bad.
And good for her.
She could have said something completely dishonest just to get closer to winning the competition, but she stood by her beliefs, and it possibly cost her the contest.
Not only did it play a role in the outcome of the judgement, but she was then subjected to verbal assaults from this buffoon, being called a “dumb bitch” and told she has “half a brain”.
‘Cause God forbid someone holds true to their beliefs instead of playing the PC card.
If this jackass wasn’t prepared for an answer he may not have liked, he shouldn’t have asked such a loaded question.
And of course the paper calls her answer a “gay marriage slur”, notes that she is blonde, and proclaims that she “turned ugly”.
Personally, gay marriage is not nessecarily an issue that would sway me one way or the other determining who I would vote for.
However, I have always been of the belief that just because we have the ability to reason, does not mean we have to reason everything into acceptance.
This Perez Hilton dope, by his very actions, possibly helped to dash a dream of this young women, by basing his decision on one issue.
He threw a hissy-fit, and she stood up for what she believes in.
Looks like she won after all.