Alright, I’m sure many of you have heard the recent controversies surrounding the recent Miss USA pageant and Miss California’s (Carrie Prejean) answer to a question on gay marriage. Here’s a video of that question, asked by judge Perez Hilton (video courtesy of NBC):
Alright, now, that answer was criticized by many, including Perez Hilton. Here’s the video that he posted later that night:
I have a few problems with Perez Hilton (other than the fact that he’s obnoxious and I can’t stand him):
- He complains that she wasn’t politically correct, and that Miss USA needs to be politically correct. Well, I’m glad that Perez Hilton believes in being politically correct. That must be why he called her “a dumb bitch,” and that must be why he went on MSNBC and say that he “was thinking the ‘c’-word, and I didn’t say it.” Well, Perez, we’re glad that you’re defending political correctness, except when it comes to women. Had she have called you a “fag,” you’d have been up in arms (and rightfully so). Show her some respect even if you disagree with her.
- He said that she should have said, “I think that that is a question that each state should decide for themselves, because that’s how our forefathers designed our government.” Well, that would’ve been a nice politically correct answer, but Perez’s question was, “Vermont recently became the 4th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?” Saying that it should be up to the states to decide would not have been answering the question.
Perez has since come out and apologized, and then on MSNBC, he took back his apology (and indirectly called her “the ‘c’-word”).
Personally, I agree with Carrie Prejean. I am glad that states have the right to decide; however, I personally think that marriage should be between a man and a woman. She didn’t answer the question poorly, she just answered it honestly. She said that she was glad that Americans have the option to choose, but when she goes to the voting booth, she’ll chose to not allow it.
Perez Hilton shouldn’t have even been a judge in my opinion. His video saying that if she’d have won, he’d have run on stage and snatched the crown from her shows me that he shouldn’t be judging the contest. If he can’t live with the result of the contest if it doesn’t go how he wants, he should not be a judge.
I’ll conclude this by saying that I think this may have cost Prejean the crown (Perez Hilton himself told ABC, “She lost it because of that question. She was definitely the front-runner before that.”); however, she may have ended as runner up anyway, so congratulations to Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton.
Carrie, you’re a true American hero. Thank you for standing up for what you believe in. You’re an amazing icon to young women all over the country, and I respect you. God bless you, and I wish you the best of luck in life.