Perez Hilton & Miss California: Spark Gay Marriage Debate at Miss USA Pageant

April 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Interesting when a Miss America pageant becomes relevant to a polarizing topic of national debate. For some stupid reason celebrity blogger Perez Hilton known as the ‘queen of gossip’ was a judge at the Miss USA pageant.  Unluckily perhaps for Miss California Carrie Prejean (on left, from the Prop 8 state itself) drew Hilton as her questioner (Queen vs Pageant Queen Hopeful) and uncharacteristically for this show asked a direct, genuinely relevant question near and dear to his heart: “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?” Prejean apparently caught off guard stumbled on her answer, which started with: “I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other.” (We are?) “We live in a land where we can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.” (We do?) She then goes on to say she chooses the latter — you know, “opposite marriage.” In my country, in my family, I believe a marriage should be between a man and a woman.”  Honest question and honest if not a diplomatic answer.  Of course being diplomatic is what these pageants are all about so given that Miss California was runner up did she blow here chance to win with her answer?  As for Perez, he did his usual knee jerk first and promptly blogged about what a dumb bitch Miss California was. Showing a bit more class afterward, he retracted the sentiment and instead issued a standing coffee date with the Miss America non-winner.


Comments

9 Responses to “Perez Hilton & Miss California: Spark Gay Marriage Debate at Miss USA Pageant”

  1. Paul T. on April 20th, 2009 6:14 pm

    Perez Hilton,
    Gays ARE NOT worth non Gays time trying to defend. The more out of the shadows they come the more they are seen as a true ABOMANATION. I DARE those that would FORCE their SINFUL WAYS upon OTHERS.

  2. Old Man Dotes on April 20th, 2009 6:25 pm

    The new word for “Gay” is “Fraternity.”

  3. Randy C on April 20th, 2009 9:03 pm

    I wonder if Mr. Perez would have received the answer he wanted to hear, by someone who stumbled around in speech, would have applauded the answer for being articulate. I submit that he would have, because he is agenda oriented and nothing else matters. So much for tolerance from a gay man!

  4. Lisa S on April 21st, 2009 10:29 am

    Every time a gay person opens their mouth lately they just set their cause further back, thankfully. What a double standard he presented once again. He wants equal treatment/rights for gays, but in the same breath he’s lambasting someone for having their own opinion and not thinking like him. So it’s equal rights for gays and screw everyone else. Perez, you’re a disgusting pig.

  5. Lisa on April 21st, 2009 11:25 am

    Hurrah for Carrie Prejean! Thank God there are still young people out there with morals and values. I am SO proud of her for standing up for her beliefs. Every state should hope to have such a strong young woman to represent them.

    BOO to Perez Hilton! He showed us all that he’s only interested in equality and tolerance for gays and not ALL Americans! If you agree with him you’re a wonderful human being. If you dare to have your own opinion and disagree with him, you’re a “stupid b*tch”. Thankfully he opened his big, bigoted, mouth and set his cause another step backwards. Marriage IS between a man and a woman and anything else is an abomination.

  6. laura on April 21st, 2009 5:02 pm

    She didn’t say anything wrong. She has as much right to say what she did as much as he did. What did he do?? When on the internet and cussed and called names. Poor quality human being. He is not the right person to stand up for anyones rights, there are many gay people in the community that would have known how to deal with this is a mature way.

  7. monica on April 21st, 2009 9:43 pm

    I am so tired of hearing about gay rights, latino rights, black rights etc. I am a white American born female who has no chance at a decent future because of everyone else demanding “their rights” this white American woman spoke from her heart and is being battered for that, what about her rights for free speech and honesty. Does this mean nothing for those of us who live our lives in peace and do not inflict such judgemental harshness towards others? Like my grandmother always said, ” sometimes the less said the better” and “good families do not air out all of their dirty laundry”

    Marriage is between one woman and one man, leave my rights alone and go have a civil union IF your state allows it.

  8. els on April 22nd, 2009 8:16 pm

    that perez is such a baby. just because 1 person doesn’t agree with your idiotic gyness doesn’t mean you have to freak and get all spazzy about it. go blog big baby!

  9. Nomad on April 23rd, 2009 10:11 pm

    Miss California’s got cahones for answering the question honestly… too bad Perez Hilton is a hypocrite

Got something to say? **Please Note** - Comments may be edited for clarity or obscenity, and all comments are published at the discretion of ChattahBox.com - Comments are the opinions of the individuals leaving them, and not of ChattahBox.com or its partners. - Please do not spam or submit comments that use copyright materials, hearsay or are based on reports where the supposed fact or quote is not a matter of public knowledge are also not permitted.