Miss California vs Perez Hilton

A bitch fight to end all bitch fights! Miss California Carrie Prejean is complaining that she was denied the Miss USA crown because of her answer to Perez Hilton‘s question about gay marriage:

Celebrity judge Hilton on the other hand was so incensed by her answer he threw this response immediately onto YouTube:

Was she penalised for free speech or was she at the end of the day just a ‘dumb bitch’?

I prefer to express a view on what she’s said subsequently:

“I knew at that moment after I answered the question, I knew, I was not going to win because of my answer, because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God,” she said. “I wouldn’t have answered it differently. The way I answered may have been offensive. With that question specifically it’s not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct.”

I’ll settle for a different ‘b’ word: bonkers.

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13 responses to “Miss California vs Perez Hilton

  1. Would it have been preferable for her to tell Mr. Hilton what he most certainly wanted to hear, and then gotten the crown and done otherwise? It seems that all too often we will tolerate any behavior from public figures so long as they pay lip-service to the right issues. She was honest with Mr. Hilton, her honesty was doubtless distasteful to him, and likely to yourself as well, but at least she spoke her mind, given the reaction to her comment, you will be unlikely to ever get a totally honest answer to that question in that forum again.

    • Distasteful yes, but also pretty irrelevant. I’m not sure why the opinions of Miss USA count for anything at all, when whoever wins is surely the victor in a beauty contest. I’m not saying the competitors shouldn’t have brains – far from it – and it’s admirable that she had the balls to give a truly honest answer, but my point is who cares? A very pretty young woman is bigoted. Oh well, move on. I pretty much agree with you on that score.

  2. Sidney, honesty is not always necessarily an endearing characteristic if one has such unpleasant views – especially when she goes on to blame God.

  3. First, this is a BEAUTY PAGEANT. Women used to picket this misogynistic shite.

    Secondly, I am SHOCKED that P.Hilton appears to have two braincells to rub together. That was a smart, Obamanistic comment. Snap!

  4. James, honesty is always preferable to duplicity, even when it reveals an unpleasant character. If nothing else, you now know that you disagree with this woman, is this not preferable to having everyone smile the same way toward you, while half of them prepare to stab you in the back.

  5. Hi Sidney,

    Honesty is always preferable, I agree, but does that give us the right to be bigoted and unpleasant? I’m sure you’d agree that whilst we all enjoy freedom of speech, we do have a responsibility to use that freedom carefully.

    • Great point. It’s the same point which Kofi Annan used to try to defuse the troubles around the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. Free speech is a right we have, however we also have the responsibility to use it with wisdom. I think most people can agree that Prejean didn’t have an ounce of wisdom at her command that night…

  6. Asking a question about same sex marriage at a Miss America pageant is out of place and bad form, just like Perez Hilton

  7. Hold on. A question about equal rights for minorities is out of place at a Miss America pageant? I suppose it depends on what you think the point of the pageant is

  8. In fairness, do Pageants have a point? Last time I checked the purpose of a pageant was the continued exploitation of women, providing eye-candy for the viewers at home, while wrapping it all in the seeming moralistic framework of social consciousness and service. I have no doubt that Miss USA provides numerous charitable functions, and stands as a figurehead for many worthy causes. Under such circumstances, it is eminently important that she stay on script, as she is there for her looks and “down home charm” not for her brains or opinions. Regardless of what we may be told, the young ladies who end up winning these things are there because of a combination of luck in the genetic lottery, spray on tan, silicon and hairspray, coupled with the ability to dance to whatever tune the piper calls. Miss Prejean’s comments prove her unsuited to such a role. As to the question of equal rights for minorities being addressed by a pageant, consider the fact that both Miss California and Miss North Carolina are white, blondes with similar body types. Unless one of them is a post-op transwoman, I don’t think it could be argued that minorities would have been adequately represented either way.

  9. PEREZ HILTON,`HONESTLY, U R UPSET BECAUSE U DIDN’T GET THE ANSWER U WANTED, THE GIRL SAID WHAT SHE SAID AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!!! U ASKED IF U THINK OTHER STATES SHOULD FOLLOW SUIT AND IF U CAN INFER FROM HER ANSWER U WOULD HAVE REALIZED THAT SHE MEANT NO THEY SHOULD NOT!!!!!!!! BUT BECAUSE YOU R DUMB U COULDN’T SEE THAT!!!!!

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