Monday, April 20, 2009

Miss USA 2009: Perez Hilton vs. Miss California: the now-infamous question!

I do not like tabloids or TMZ or Perez I hope to be a celebrity someday and I think these types of media outlets far overstep their boundaries into celebrity's personal lives!

However, I agree with what Perez Hilton said in the video he posted immediately after the pageant! Miss California was not asked her personal opinion on gay marriage, but if all states should legalize it. Her answer was poor by pageant standards and I agree with Perez that she alienated people, which is the opposite of what a titleholder should do.

And here's the question:

Here's the transcript:
I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what… in my country and-and in my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think that it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you.

And here are my problems with it:

#1. She DID NOT answer the question! She said she thinks she believes a marriage should be between a man and a woman. She never said whether she thought all states should legalize it. That is an elementary pageant flaw. You must always answer the question!

#2. In 46 states in this country homosexuals can not choose whether or not to get married. This is a content/logic error.

#3. Being homosexual is NOT a choice. Period. Some may think this is a matter or opinion, but I respectfully disagree.


  1. I agree with his opinion, but I thought the way he went about it was so classless. I'm not a prude and I'm not against people speaking their mind, but I think his behavior is ridiculous.

  2. I completely agree. To be honest, it was somewhat of a trick question. While most of the other questions were about opinions, as I suspected, Perez was interested in a fact-based answer. The way he phrased it you could tell that he was trying to see if she knew anything about states rights... she could have honestly avoided her personal opinion if need be. She is essentially campaigning for a national job to represent the entire country- why alienate people right off the bat? And I'm sorry, but are all your opinions based on "the way you were raised?" Is that what abusive men say to justify their actions? Come on, think for yourself!

    And I agree with you- no one "chooses" to be gay! Why would you?! To be the victim of hate crimes, numerous jokes, and discrimination?

  3. I don't think Perez is consistent with what he says. He says he isn't mad at her because she doesn't agree with gay marriage...yet he called her a horrible name because she answered the question incorrectly?!?! I think he's full of crap. He WAS mad at her because she disagrees with gay marriage. The other girls did not answer their questions very well, and if I recall correctly, another girl did not directly answer her question, either. I think he IS mad at her because of what she said--not how she said it-- like he keeps saying.

  4. Miss California's got cahones for answering the question honestly. The end result is that she's more popular (or at least well known) now than she would have been if she had won


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