I don’t exactly follow the Miss USA contest, and I don’t care about its results.
So that’s one thing I don’t care about. I also don’t care about Perez Hilton (I don’t even want to link to his little blog of celebrity snark).
But… the mixture of the two things has gotten my attention, and maybe yours as well. I have to admit that I only know about it from this article, so I may be missing important elements of the story.
So. I believe that gays should be allowed to get married. I believe that as strongly as I believe anything. I’m totally, 100% committed to that idea.
Perez Hilton (an openly gay judge of the event) asked Miss California, in the middle of the battle to be Miss USA, whether she agrees with weeklyrob about gay marriage. And she basically said: Nope.
And furor and madness arose, and she didn’t win. Who knows whether she WOULD have won. Of course, all the people who agree with her think she’s a star from the heavens.
What I don’t understand is this comment from Hilton:
Miss California should have “left her politics and her religion out because Miss USA represents all Americans.”
Am I missing something here? He ASKS her opinion and then slams her for giving it? How do you answer the question without bringing in your politics or religion?
Am I wrong that HE brought politics (and maybe religion) into the fray? It was him, right? Then she responded truthfully. Am I wrong?
And, I mean, all Americans? That’s what bothers him? ‘Cause lots of Americans agree with her, and not with him and me. Do you really have to agree with all Americans about every subject in order to be Miss USA?
I’m so confused.