Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Universe, pick your event. These used to be a classy event. They used to be watched by millions of viewers for the elegant gowns, sometimes-BAD entertainment, and of course, the swimsuit portion. As the years passed, the viewership declined. I think, personally, it is because one of the biggest draws was the swimsuit portion. And since you can get more skin by watch CSI than the pageant, it lost a bit of its luster.
But even still, there are many girls who work hard to compete. They use the event to launch a career or perhaps to get their platform out to the public. Whatever the reason, if you are a judge for the event, the least you can do is be civil and appreciate them for who they are.
Which brings me to my point. At the recent Miss USA pageant, noted gay-rights activist Perez Hilton was a judge. It went down as follows:
Hilton asked this question: “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalise same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”
“Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other,” 21-year-old Prejean said.
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage,” she continued.
“You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there.
Simple enough. The girl thinks that the states should decide the issue for themselves, but she, personally, is against gay marriage. The audience booed. Later in a video blog, the slanderous Perez said Miss California lost because she was a Dumb Bitch.
Tolerance? Acceptance? Inclusiveness? Live and let live?
Only if you agree with them.
The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?