"In my country, and in my family, I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," Prejean replied.Later, Perez Hilton, retracted his "dumb bitch" comment, opting instead for the more concise yet equally devastating cunt label.
Where was the outrage from Hilton when, during the primaries, candidates Obama and Biden said that marriage should be between a man and a woman? (So too did Sarah Palin, but she was a beauty queen and... you know... a "dumb bitch." But I digress.)
The dispute over the issue of gay marriage cannot and should not be decided by a 21-year-old beauty contestant who is parading around in a bathing suit. However, if the current president and vice-president can't get behind gay marriage, why is Hilton directing his anger at a young woman wearing a sash?
The question was unfair. Miss USA pageant officials should be ashamed of themselves for putting her in this uncomfortable position. Afterwards, her own state officials fired up the bus and threw her underneath.
Keith Lewis, executive director of California's Miss USA operations, said in a statement released to Hilton that "religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family."Really? Religious beliefs have no place in politics? Tell that to the Founding Fathers... and to the 44 Presidents who have held the highest office in our land. (Besides, a secular case can be made for the preservation of marriage as it currently exists. Plus she never mentioned religion in her answer.)
In yet another ridiculous statement, the gossip guru shows how pleased he is that Miss California did not capture the crown. "That's not the kind of woman I want to be Miss USA," he said. "Miss USA should represent all Americans and, with her answer, she instantly alienated millions of gays and lesbians and their friends."
And had she answered in favor of gay marriage she would have alienated the millions of Americans who believe otherwise.
In other words, Perez Hilton doesn't want a Miss USA who represents all America, he wants a Miss USA who represents his America.
Perez Hilton is the worse kind of activist: a bully who resorts to intimidation and name calling rather than having a substantive discussion on the topic at hand.
The real "dumb bitches" are the ones who allowed Perez Hilton to be a judge in the first place.