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Miss USA Contestant Booed

Perez Hilton was one of the judges of the Miss USA pageant, held on Sunday at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. During question time, Perez asked Miss California, 21 year old Carrie Prejean, about same-sex marriage. Perez says that her answer was “the worst answer in pageant history”, evoking boos from the audience.

Perez asked, “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,” answered Miss California. “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offence to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman. Thankyou.”

California is currently still locked in legal action over whether same-sex marriage will be legalised again.

Miss California came first runner up. On a video blog on his website Perez said, “She lost not because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage, she lost because she’s a dumb bitch!”

Perez also said that she could have answered the question in a more diplomatic way, along the lines of “Perez, that’s a great question and that’s a very hot topic in our country right now. I think it’s a question that each state should answer for themselves because that’s our forefathers designed our government. The states rule themselves and then there are certain laws that are federal.”

The winner of Miss USA was Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton.

During a radio interview on Monday Prejean defended her answer, but said that it did cost her her crown.

“I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I stated an opinion that was true to myself, and that’s all I can do. It did cost me my crown. It is a very touchy subject and [Perez] 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.”

Prejean says that she feels like she won. “I feel like I’m the winner. I really do.”

Here’s footage of Miss California’s answer:

And here’s a video of Miss California telling (or perhaps being) a joke:

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Tim D

Tim D said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Ha what an idiot. What is an "opposite marriage" anyway?

pioneer_to_the_falls

pioneer_to_the_falls said on the 20th Apr, 2009

She was the first runner up? Yikes.

Cameron M

Cameron M said on the 20th Apr, 2009

stick your rabbit up your arse please miss california. your jokes - and your bigoted views - suck.

synergism

synergism said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Ugh, glad she lost. At the beginning, it sounded like that was her default answer, regardless of the question that was going to be asked.

Btw, good on ya, Christian! news.com.au picked up on your story, and it's on the front page at the moment :)

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25359158-5013560,00.html

zebra-stripes

zebra-stripes said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Her answer was fairly polite and she made a point of saying it was her opinion and upbringing.

That Hilton person calling her a bitch doesn't win us any new friends. Just seems dull and catty.

angy

angy said on the 20th Apr, 2009

She may be a moronic bigot but I'd still hit that lol

ishvari

ishvari said on the 20th Apr, 2009

ewww how utterly cringe worthy

ishvari

ishvari said on the 20th Apr, 2009

oh angy say it aint so.... Ha, sorry I'd probably mess it up for you if we were all out somewhere - i'd try hard not to be too rude, but there's no way I could be polite

CB9000

CB9000 said on the 20th Apr, 2009

She's just scored first place in the opposite marriage stakes.
Dumb broad.

PonyClub

PonyClub said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Um.... hello, its a beauty pageant no-one is winning the UNESCO science prize here.

Tim D

Tim D said on the 20th Apr, 2009

In honour of Opposite Marriage, for the next week we're going to be renaming the site TameTame.com.au

robbie

robbie said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Agreed, Perez needs to be bitch slapped...

mickel_23

mickel_23 said on the 20th Apr, 2009

oh no...what a primitively evolved being.

Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor said on the 20th Apr, 2009

oh come on! (or should that be "calm on"? refer to her hilarious joke if you need more explanation).

if perez can't call her a "dumb bitch" then who can? and well done for asking such a timely question for miss CALIFORNIA, of all states!

zebra-stripes

zebra-stripes said on the 20th Apr, 2009

yeah he can

just doesn't win prizes

it's not even funny

will and grace narkiness is old already

boysdontcry

boysdontcry said on the 20th Apr, 2009

It is the land of freedom of speech
We can disagree with her but she's entitled to her opinion
It is america and it's in their constitution.
I think the next line of the constitution is something about the freedom to be a dickhead

zebra-stripes

zebra-stripes said on the 20th Apr, 2009

She presented herself well and was not remotely hateful. She just gave her opinion and made a point of saying she respects choice.

Seeing Hiltons smug mug on news sites and calling her a bitch seems so narky.

He doesn't speak for me.

She was brave.

naughtylion

naughtylion said on the 20th Apr, 2009

is anyone really shocked about her intelligence though? have you watched one of these pageants before? they're worse than the Victoria's Secret models, except they can't claim the language barrier as an excuse... can't say i'm surprised.

gold_femme

gold_femme said on the 20th Apr, 2009

i love perez, she was a moron and while its expected it shouldnt be accepted. the article says the audience booed but in the clip it sounds like cheering..thats the really scary part.

naughtylion

naughtylion said on the 20th Apr, 2009



probably just depends where the mic was placed. i'd imagine there'd be at least some booing to a comment like that.

rudeboy86

rudeboy86 said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Do you seriously expect a fucking airheaded beauty contest competitor would have a clue about any social issues...

To most of them, social issues are what they are going to do with their friends on a friday night.

Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor said on the 20th Apr, 2009

there were some boos, but i agree, there was a lot of applause too.

ilbonito

ilbonito said on the 20th Apr, 2009

She presented herself well and was not remotely hateful. She just gave her opinion and made a point of saying she respects choice.

Seeing Hiltons smug mug on news sites and calling her a bitch seems so narky.

He doesn't speak for me.



Good point zebra-stripes. I think I agree.

mikee

mikee said on the 20th Apr, 2009

Btw, good on ya, Christian! news.com.au picked up on your story, and it's on the front page at the moment :)

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25359158-5013560,00.html

As usual news ltd shows their quality reporting skills by calling this site samesame.com. At least they included a link to the story with the correct .com.au...

[quote=news.com.au]Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked by contest judge and celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton for her views on gay marriage during the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, samesame.com reports.

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 20th Apr, 2009

She gave a void message - that is to say; without thought - it was a random answer articulated by a pre-rehearsed, vaccuous mindset. Though the content may be offensive, the spirit of it was neutrally delivered as a 'beauty queen point-scoring' answer. Am I making sense?

GenesisInVain

GenesisInVain said on the 21st Apr, 2009

in response to an attack on victoria's secret models.... heidi klum and co aren't beauty pageant queens and they aren't homophobic either...

naughtylion

naughtylion said on the 21st Apr, 2009



oh yeah i know they aren't beauty queens and they probably aren't homophobic either, my comment was that they're dumb fucks. except the only difference is that most of Victoria's Secret models can *kinda* cover it up and make it sound smooth because of the language barrier and exotic foreign accents. But yeah my comment was that the majority in both industries are mostly pretty stupid people, and I'm yet to see any that make me think otherwise. :)

but relax gen, you cant take an opinion on a model personally ;)

vote1forpedro

vote1forpedro said on the 22nd Apr, 2009

Why on earth does everyone care so much about what a beauty pageant contestant OR Perez Hilton say? Just because the TV's on doesn't mean you have to watch, people!

CeeJay

CeeJay said on the 22nd Apr, 2009

Yeah the trouble is she's now become a poster girl for the anti-gay marriage brigade.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/it-was-about-being-biblically-correct-miss-california-defends-gay-marriage-stance-20090422-aegz.html
"I've gotten over 500 Facebook friend requests, hundreds of messages from people I don't know, saying how proud of me they are that I stood my ground," she told FOX News.

"That made me the real winner of the night."

Prejean eventually lost on the night of the pageant, finishing runner-up to Miss North Carolina.

She said she knew instantly after answering the question that she would not win, "because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God".

chad_74

chad_74 said on the 22nd Apr, 2009

How can we attack someone for their views on marriage when we ourselves cannot agree?
Perez is in the wrong here cause though we may not agree with her, she gave "her" own opinion and gave "her" own reasons for it.It took her alot of guts to stand up for what she believes in and Perez should have overcome his own personal situation and judged accordingly.
Does anyone really know why we want it apart from" cause its denied to us?"

naughtylion

naughtylion said on the 22nd Apr, 2009

How can we attack someone for their views on marriage when we ourselves cannot agree?
Perez is in the wrong here cause though we may not agree with her, she gave "her" own opinion and gave "her" own reasons for it.It took her alot of guts to stand up for what she believes in and Perez should have overcome his own personal situation and judged accordingly.
Does anyone really know why we want it apart from" cause its denied to us?"

Yeah but I've just got a funny feeling if she knew the question before hand and knew that her 'honest' answer would cost her the competition, i reckon she would have changed it.

ammonite

ammonite said on the 22nd Apr, 2009


So many of humanitie's problems could be solved if people stopped thinking of this as a positive.

orsman01

orsman01 said on the 23rd Apr, 2009

Weeeeeeeellllllll... at the risk of getting my head lopped off, I'm putting my hand up to say that a) I agree with her - sort of - and b) by focussing on the issue of marriage, I believe we're missing the bigger picture!

Why do I agree with her? Cos in my humble opinion, marriage can be for men and women... but not because same-sex attracted people aren't "good" enough for it. Because marriage is an institution that comes from a dying part of society - a society that accepted patriarchal, dictatorial, guilt-induced dominance and control. I.E. the church! More and more people are moving away from the idea of superpowers (the Bright network is one example of this shift). And in my experience so few younger people seriously believe that there's anything out there... So who CARES if the church minded, fancy big building goers want to keep marriage for themselves.

The bigger picture stuff is that, if we give up the idea that we MUST have the big building and the fancy clothes and the blessing of some weirdo (and mostly a MAN!) in a dress (and for the Catholic church read predominantly "paedophilic-leaning, dress-wearing weirdo") we CAN have relationships that are every bit as legally binding and self proclaiming as the straights. New Zealand got this right and ultimately I believe that the rest of the world will follow their lead.

What is the big deal about doing it in a church??? Seriously. Let's get our priorities right - let's get the legal and societal recognition and let the "wedding planner" (for those rich bitches that can afford one) worry about the venue. Speaking for myself, if I was to ever contemplate tying the knot, it would be in a garden or some other such natural place, where I would be far more likely to feel closer to some god (if I believed in such nonsense) than in a big building built by people whose forerunners thought it was all right to torture, murder, maim and sacrifice to their gods.

Oh that's right - some of them still do!!!
:-(

Spooky

Spooky said on the 23rd Apr, 2009

Well I did not hear much if any booing to her answer, just agreeable applause. Perhaps it is not her fault but those eyebrows?

mrLance

mrLance said on the 23rd Apr, 2009

What a ridiculous farce of a woman.

hazyinseptember

hazyinseptember said on the 23rd Apr, 2009

How can we attack someone for their views on marriage when we ourselves cannot agree?

Does anyone really know why we want it apart from" cause its denied to us?"

I think the question here should be ' Why should same sex couples who WANT to get married, be denied it? '

hazyinseptember

hazyinseptember said on the 23rd Apr, 2009



lol.. chop away :D

Why do I agree with her? Cos in my humble opinion, marriage can be for men and women... but not because same-sex attracted people aren't "good" enough for it. Because marriage is an institution that comes from a dying part of society - a society that accepted patriarchal, dictatorial, guilt-induced dominance and control. I.E. the church! More and more people are moving away from the idea of superpowers (the Bright network is one example of this shift). And in my experience so few younger people seriously believe that there's anything out there... So who CARES if the church minded, fancy big building goers want to keep marriage for themselves.

What is the big deal about doing it in a church??? Seriously. Let's get our priorities right - let's get the legal and societal recognition and let the "wedding planner" (for those rich bitches that can afford one) worry about the venue. Speaking for myself, if I was to ever contemplate tying the knot, it would be in a garden or some other such natural place, where I would be far more likely to feel closer to some god (if I believed in such nonsense) than in a big building built by people whose forerunners thought it was all right to torture, murder, maim and sacrifice to their gods.

Fair enough points, here's some food for thought..

1) there are gay and lesbians who believe in/practice religion.

2) Marriage in the US where this debate is raging entitles the joint filing of tax.

3) the point of all this is not where what building we get can get married in, but the fact its not an option at all.

4) if couples were not allowed to get 'married' because they were not caucasian, it would be shot down in a second. Instead its gay's and lesbians.

5) why are we not entitled to the same rights as everyone else? Marriage is no longer strictly a religious institution, it has become a government contract.

6) our own government is very quick to cut any government benefits to gay and lesbian couples on welfare, yet we DO NOT have an option of getting our relationship recognised.

isobelconnell

isobelconnell said on the 24th Apr, 2009

What a shame. Such a pretty girl. I was raised in a religious household, but I don't stand true to those outdated views. Pretty pathetic excuse.

Also: Matrimony is the religious term. I don't need a religious marriage. But I want equal rights, no matter what the government calls it.

ammonite

ammonite said on the 24th Apr, 2009

really, why? i find him kind of obnoxious and i hate how he is always trying to out people or critisising their weight.

Spooky

Spooky said on the 25th Apr, 2009

Hello! Beauty Pageant; Vanity!!!!

Whilst it may not be one of the Seven Deadly Sins, vanity is still a sin. If Sandra Dee here is a Christian Fundamentalist she needs to reread her Bible especially Job 15:31 Let not him/her that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his/her recompense.

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 25th Apr, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TphW0GUehrU
This one is for girlsongirls & gold_femme!

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 26th Apr, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgTqDuWcGVQ

ammonite

ammonite said on the 3rd May, 2009

Guess who's going to be in the new gathering storm ad!
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/30/miss.california.ad/

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA contestant from California who declared her opposition to same-sex marriage on the pageant stage, will star in a new $1.5 million ad campaign funded by the National Organization for Marriage.
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has gotten support from many same-sex marriage opponents.

Prejean appeared Thursday at a news conference in Washington to unveil the ad, called "No Offense."

Executive directors and producers of the Miss California USA pageant released a statement Wednesday lamenting that Prejean had taken on such a "polarizing" issue.

"We are deeply saddened Carrie Prejean has forgotten her platform of the Special Olympics, her commitment to all Californians and solidified her legacy as one that goes beyond the rights to voice her beliefs and instead reveals her opportunistic agenda," the group said.

orsman01

orsman01 said on the 4th May, 2009

She's quoted as saying

"Unless we bring men and women together, children will not have mothers and fathers."

Such a shame that she, the living proof that the dumb blonde stereotype exists for a reason, is so unlikely to be seen for what she is (so f***ing unbelievably dumb) but instead will go on to be seen as something of a beacon of light, for those who mistakenly believe that the 'hets' hold the monopoly on bringing WANTED children into the world and showering them with genuine, unconditional love and nurturing... When if anything the reverse is true - they hold the monopoly on bringing UNWANTED ones into the world...

It's heartbreaking just how wrong is the assumption that "Str8s make the best parents" - on every level!!!!
:-(