Miss California

April 23, 2009 at 3:05 am (By Rodjean)

According to news reports, Miss California in the Miss USA contest responded to a question about gay marriage by saying that, in her opinion, marriage should be between a man and a woman. Much negative publicity ensued, and there is discussion of her crown being taken away from her.

She may be deeply philosophical, concerned about the underpinnings of our social structure. Or, she may have made a brilliant PR move. She has already upstaged the winner of the Miss USA contest. If she is lucky enough to be stripped of her title, she may create enough buzz to join the legions of zombies who receive the endless attention of the media because they have become controversial enough to become celebrities.

True believer in traditional values, or opportunist? You be the judge.

Rod

14 Comments

  1. amba12 said,

    Like the pirate. He was grinning like a middleweight champ being led into the ring by his entourage. Or the Octomom, who may get a TV show, and who really seems to think she is Angelina Jolie’s doppelgänger. It doesn’t matter what you do to become famous. The closer it strikes to the brainstem, fear, sex, power, rage, that’s an amplifier.

    Which reminds me of a joke — a German woman psychoanalyst presented at an august conference in Vienna. The advertised topic, which attracted a lot of sign ups, was “What comes between fear and sex?”

    When she got up to the podium and revealed the answer, it turned out to be, “Fünf.”

  2. amba12 said,

    Attention is to humans what light is to a tree.

  3. Ron said,

    Attention is to humans what light is to a tree.

    Ah! Maybe then ‘the green of envy’ is just humans engaged in Photog-synthesis, where the desire to be on America’s Funniest Home Videos is converted into self-esteem!

  4. PatHMV said,

    Considering that the answer she gave was substantially identical to that given by every presidential candidate in the last 2 elections (including the Democrat who won), I don’t see how it could possibly be a calculated publicity ploy.

  5. Icepick said,

    She might have a chance at getting a job as the Noon News Report weather babe in some backwater market in Utah or Texas, but she will never make the big time. Hollywood and Democrats can forgive almost anthing (including child rape) but by God (who is a flaming drag queen by the way) you had better NEVER say ANYTHING that disagrees with ANYTHING any gay person has ever said. If you do, you are worse than Hitler. (Presidential candidates possessed of the god-head are exempted, as everyone knows they have to get votes frrom independents who are also worse than Hitler. But don’t worry, after Obama is done, dissent will no longer be tolerated and people like Miss California will be exterminated like the vermin they are.)

  6. Callimachus said,

    Michelle Malkin may be an extremist, but she usually is well-informed and she produces the goods. This sort of thing is her specialty:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/20/trash-blogger-retracts-apology-to-miss-california-usa-invokes-the-c-word/

    Since she answered a question, I doubt it was a moment she set up deliberately. Or do they get advance notice of the questions? (The Miss South Carolina video from a year or so ago inclines me to think “no”). Her answer was:

    “I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. But in my country, and in my family, I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”

    Since the whole thing has gone viral, and since it seems to have cost her a real shot at the crown, she seems to be embracing the role. Why not? What else is there for her to do with this?

  7. Callimachus said,

    By the way, it’s also amusing to see the shock and outrage among many on the right side that a GAY MAN is participating in the judging of a BEAUTY PAGEANT! Why, you’d think gay men had something at all to do with the creation and maintenance of feminine glamor. Or something. What will it come to next? Gay men collecting BARBIES?

  8. Theo Boehm said,

    Miss California?
    Not one little bit.

  9. Danny said,

    Agree that her response produced more publicity than anything else she could’ve said (I’m sure none of us would have ever heard of her if not for the “controversy”) but I don’t think it was calculated. Why her opinion on any subject should be of interest to anyone is the real (sad) story. I am a strong supporter of same-sex marriage but I think Perez Hilton is an idiot and his reaction to Miss California’s response to his question obnoxious in the extreme. I’d rather see Miss California become the next Secretary of Defense rather than see Perez Hilton’s unwarranted “fame” last another five minutes.

  10. amba12 said,

    Everything has a purpose, and hers was to get you to come and comment here! Hi, Danny!!!!!

  11. rodjean said,

    “Why her opinion on any subject should be of interest to anyone is the real (sad) story.”

    I suppose she has as much right to an opinion as anyone posting here, but I agree. The opinions of politicians on the issue at hand are of some significance, as they have some impact on policy. The opinions of celebrities carry little weight, but they get a lot of attention.

  12. Callimachus said,

    She’ll replace Debbie Hasselhof, or whatever her name is, on that yenta-fest TV show. Pop culture needs one Hot Cultural Conservative Chick at a time to keep up appearances, and the current ones are getting past their use-by dates. As long as she isn’t too smart. Can’t have that.

  13. RW Rogers said,

    As her position on the subject mirrors that of President Obama and a majority of the Democrats sitting in the US Congress, I think Hilton’s response was over-the-top.

  14. realpc said,

    I didn’t see anything wrong or insensitive about her comment, and I don’t think she wanted to get anyone upset and lose the contest, just for publicity. I really can’t stand the obsession over the word “marriage” and if I were gay I definitely would not care about it. Gay couples who are raising children need the same legal protections as straights, but it does not have to be called marriage. Gays are trying so hard to be seen as normal, but they are not normal — they are a small percentage. And women like me, who never had children, are not normal either. And I can’t make people think I am normal — and so what? And since I am single I don’t get anyone else’s health insurance or social security. I know gay couples who do not have any children, but are married and one gets health insurance and social security because of the other.

    All of those legal rights and protections should only be for couples in the process of raising children, whether they are gay or straight. And who gets to visit a patent in the hospital should be up to the patient!

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