Gossip Betty Celeb Exclusive: Perez Hilton Finally Speaks About Miss California, Carrie Prejean
Perez gives answers about his infamous question and same-sex marriage
In an exclusive interview with Betty’s celebrity gossip columnist, Kelly Will, Perez Hilton – queen of all media – finally broke his silence about Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and discussed the fight for equality and same-sex marriage.
KW: Now that Donald Trump has given his edict, would you change anything about your question? Is there another question you would like to ask Carrie Prejean?
Perez: I would not change anything about my question. Another question I would like to ask is, “Does she think that gays and lesbians are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and protections that heterosexuals have?”
KW: What do you think of Donald Trump’s response to the controversy and photos of Miss California?
Perez: I think that Donald Trump has opened up a can of worms for himself because he is making up new rules as he goes, and he’s establishing a new precedent for the future. Now, I’m just going to assume that every potential Miss USA out there has racy pictures in their past.
KW: Are gay rights and marriage still moving forward even though Miss California is allowed to keep her crown? Do you worry that this has slowed any momentum?
Perez: This hasn’t slowed any movement. In the weeks since the pageant, a few states have already legalized same-sex marriage, and even more are set to do the same soon. You can’t slow down equality.
KW: What’s your take on Sarah Palin jumping into the controversy at this juncture?
Perez: I think that it is great that everyone has an opinion and is being vocal about it. Having a conversation about equality is necessary, and I am thankful that for about a month now, we’ve been having this discourse on gay marriage.
KW: If Carrie had answered in a different and more appropriate way, would she have had your vote to win the pageant?
Perez: No, because I don’t think she is as good as Miss North Carolina. That’s really why she didn’t win.
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