So a certain trolly blogger turned VH1 clip show participant (who doesn't need the extra attention, so he can just be The Blogger) was a judge in this year's Miss USA pageant. Check out the video here
as he asks Miss California a scripted question about whether or not every state should legalize gay marriage. Her response:
Well, I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country and in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you.
She came in second place (later saying it was that question that cost her the crown); The Blogger called her a bitch after the show, went on MSNBC
the next day and said that he really meant to call her a c***. Classy, bud.
And now I don't know whose side to take.
I do believe that same-sex marriage should be legal, but I think Miss California handled the question as well as you can when it's something you don't agree with . . . on live TV . . . after having to smile for two hours. I also know that recent pageant contestants aren't necessarily rocket scientists - remember when Miss Universe talked about what a fun time
she had at Guantanamo Bay? But the way the situation's being handled by activists on either side of the issue is ridiculous and I don't know if I should support a loudmouth (and regular celebrity lambaster for the sake of controversy) whose ideas I support or someone I don't agree with who answered a question honestly...and who inevitably didn't even win.
I also think Miss Cali got the toughest question out of the bunch - Miss North Carolina, the eventual winner, was asked if she taxpayers should subsidize bailouts and she replied that funds should be spent on "education and school systems and welfare and health care. That's what our taxpayers' money should go to, absolutely." Yawn.
Miss Kentucky was asked if she would speak out against Chris Brown's alleged abuse of Rihanna if she won the title. Duh, of course she would.
Miss Arizona was asked if she thought universal health care was a good idea and she gave a noncommital and nonsensical response:
You know, what this is an issue of integrity, regardless of which end of the of political spectrum that I stand on. I've been raised in a family to know right from wrong, and politics whether or not you fall in the middle, the left or the right, it's an issue of integrity whatever your opinion is and I say that with the utmost conviction.
So given the question, I'm pleased that someone actually took a stance on a tough issue, even if I don't agree with it. I wouldn't say I'm Team California, but I'm not Team Blogger, either.
What do you think about the way the situation was handled? Whose side, if any, are you on in this debate?