I saw the MSN Yahoo headlines yesterday about a “Miss California controversy”. I yawned. I passed. I never watch beauty contents, I don’t know why people still watch them, and I sure don’t care about the cliche of a dumb blonde trying to answer a question about society.
Then when I woke up this morning to Power96, I heard the DJ’s and callers bashing Miss California (actually I think she was a contestant or something, I have no idea if she won)- Carrie Prejean- and ripping her to shreds. So I said to myself: Okay, I bet she didn’t say anything bad, or maybe she’s dumb and had a misquote. Then DJ Laz played the tape:
Blogger Perez Hilton: ‘Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalise same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?’
Miss California : ‘Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.’
‘And you know what, in my country, 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 it should be – between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.’
So…led by the celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, all mainstream celebrity MEDIA outlets followed suit and attacked Prejean for “being against gay marriage”.
Newspapers and websites are reporting the “controversy”.
Man, we really live in a new world (Earth-O).
I mean, last time I checked, California voted against same sex unions marriage November 4, and many Americans are extremely against same sex marriage. It’s only legal in 4 states.
It’s not like Prejean is expressing a fringe view or politically extreme or wacky opinion. Again, whether you like it or not, according to polls, it’s generally a 50-50 opinion, with other polls showing most Americans don’t support same sex marriages.
But the leftist entertainment MEDIA in Hollywood and New York support gay marriage, so the news reports are skewed.
It’s pretty much “How DARE she say that?” “She is setting back gay rights 20 years!” “She’s from CALIFORNIA, how could she not support gay marriage?”
Why does her opinion even matter?
Why does Perez Hilton’s outrage matter?
Why does a guy call himself Perez Hilton? To be Paris Hilton?
Why does the entertainment MEDIA tell us how to feel?
Why does being against gay marriage automatically make someone homophobic? It’s like someone who is against illegal immigration being labeled as a racist.
Heck, I personally want gay people to be accepted and happy. If they want to get married, they should get the certificate. No sweat off my back. Maybe gay marriages will last longer than straight marriages. I don’t have a problem with gay marriage. But I do have a problem with people saying Miss California somehow gave the “wrong answer” or said something “controversial” or is “against gays”. I have a problem with the MEDIA backlash.
I saw the article was linked on Drudge, so once again this will be a leftwing vs rightwing issue. The culture war continues.