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Miss USA: Perez Hilton vs. Miss California
Miss USA pageant becomes a hot-button for the gay marriage debate
Update 11 a.m., 4/21: The drama continues between Perez Hilton and Miss California Carrie Prejean. She’s not wavering in her stance and told Fox News that she has “no regrets” about the comments she made regarding same-sex marriage (see below).
And she blames Perez’s probing for her loss to Miss North Carolina.
“It did cost me my crown,” Prejean continued in the interview. “It is a very touchy subject and [Hilton] is a homosexual, and I see where he was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything.”
But she’s not letting it get her down.
“I feel like I won,” she said. “I feel like I’m the winner. I really do.” Perez Tweeted back: “Dear Fox News, if you want to chat with me, I’m happy to talk. You know how to reach me!”
In response to a video in which Perez calls her a “bitch,” Prejean had this to say on MSNBC this morning:
“I can only say to him that I will be praying for him. I feel sorry for him, I really do,” Prejean said. “I think he’s angry, I think he’s hurt. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. He asked me specifically what my opinion was on that subject and I gave him an honest answer.”
Perez tweeted that he’s praying for Prejean as well.
Perez Hilton, no stranger to controversy, caused quite the little furor in Twitterland over the weekend, as the saga of Perez Hilton vs. Miss California (aka Carrie Prejean, ) exploded. (What we want to know is … what the heck was Perez Hilton doing judging the Miss USA pageant anyway?)
In case you missed the “dramz” – Perez pulled a surprisingly eloquent and direct question out of his gossip-mongering bum, and asked the Barbie-doll replica Miss California (seriously, she looks JUST like Barbie!): “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”
We’ll let you see Miss Cali’s answer for yourself:
Perez posted a response video on his blog — where he states that not only did Miss California give “the worst answer in pageant history” but that she lost the pageant (she was the 1st runner up, losing the crown to Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton) “not because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage but because she’s a DUMB BITCH.”
What do you think about all this? Was Miss California’s answer so terrible? Do you think this whole episode furthered the cause of gay marriage? Or do you agree with these tweets:
@michellemalkin Think of Perez Hilton as the Ann Coulter counterpart.
@Jtmcalum: Liberal tolerance: Perez Hilton calls Miss Calif USA a “dumb bitch” for opposing gay marriage.
In other words – who’s the bad guy here? Miss California? Or Perez Hilton?