Miss USA's gay marriage controversy

Something interesting actually happened at that boring old beauty pageant?


Abigail Kramer
April 20, 2009 9:37PM (UTC)

Just when I thought nothing could ever make me care about the Miss USA pageant ever again, Perez Hilton goes and makes it kind of interesting.

Acting as a celebrity judge for the competition, which aired on NBC last night, Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean (previously rumored to be a favorite, in case you weren't keeping track) her opinion on same-sex marriage. Prejean had the decency to look a little stressed as she came up with this somewhat garbled, ultimately obnoxious response, for which she got both cheers and boos:

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"I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be, between a man and a woman."

So, three cheers for "opposite marriage," then?

Hilton, in a video blog on his site, decided once more to forgo that lofty high road, calling Prejean a "dumb bitch" and claiming it was the "worst answer in pageant history," which has prompted at least one staunch gay marriage opponent -- that is, Michelle Malkin -- to demand he issue an apology. 

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Prejean came in second place to aspiring motivational speaker Kristen Dalton. But I'm guessing we haven't heard the end of this. You can watch the clip here:

 


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