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Perez Hilton is a Douchebag

Shocking, right?

ts-miss-californiaFor some unknown reason Perez Hilton was asked to be a judge at the Miss USA Pageant. I guess he has a lot of time on his hands since he has a team of ghostwriters that write his blog these days.

The self-proclaimed “Queen of all media” got to ask a question of Miss California, Carrie Prejean. The question he asked was:

“Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”

Here is how Miss California answered his question:

“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, 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.”

Carrie Prejean didn’t win the pageant; she was the runner up. She did, however, coin a new term, “opposite marriage,” so that is something, I guess. Perez posted a blog right after the pageant, calling her a “dumb bitch” for the way she answered his question:

I fee sorry for Miss California. I don’t agree with her opinion, but she has a right to it. Perez asked the question because he knew he would get material out of it. She was just unlucky enough to draw his question. Any one of the contestants could have drawn his question, and each would have been in the same position Carrie is in now. The ONLY acceptable answer he wanted to hear was one that aligned with his view. Even if she had said what Perez said in his blog, he still would have thrown her under the bus and complained that she dodged his question. It was a no win question designed to get Perez press.

Carrie Prejean appeared on the Today Show and defended her answer:

“At that moment after I’d answered the question, I knew that I was not going to win because of my answer.  I don’t take back what I said,” she told Lauer, adding that she “had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God.”

“It’s not about being politically correct,” she said. “For me, it’s about being biblically correct.”

This issue is deeper than the black and white that both sides try to paint it. I think everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, should have equal rights in every aspect of their life. I don’t buy the “it’s going to ruin the sanctity of marriage” argument. When over half the marriages end in divorce, I don’t think there is a whole lot of sanctity left in it.

I think the tide is turning. I believe there will come a day when gay people will be able to get married in every state, even Texas. If I were laying money down, I would bet on Texas being the last state to change, but I think given time even that will happen.

Change isn’t going to come by each side attacking the other. The only thing Perez Hilton accomplished was to martyr Miss California. Who remembers the person that came in second? For that matter who even remembers the person that won a week after the pageant? This is a case of “strike me down and I will become more powerful.” The Religious Reich has a new poster girl, thanks to Perez. She was true to her beliefs and it cost her the Miss USA crown.  They will eat that up.

Way to go Perez, but at least you’re relevant again, right?

The only person happier than Perez Hilton is Miss Arizona, Alicia-Monique Blanco. Her question came from Kenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live. He asked:

”Do you think the U.S. should have universal health care as a right of citizenship? Why or why not?”

Miss Arizona’s response:

“I think this is an issue of integrity regardless of which end of the 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 up most conviction.”

I’m glad she has the utmost conviction in her response, but I would have liked to ask a follow up question, because what she said was just a hot mess. I have a feeling that that was going to be her answer to whatever question she got. My follow up question would have been:

“Miss Arizona, do you have the slightest clue what universal health care is?”

Oh, ok; I didn’t think so.

ts-ralph

Ralphie, get off the stage, sweetheart.

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April 23, 2009 - Posted by | Culture Critic, Doosh Watch 2009 | , , , , , , , , , , ,

39 Comments »

  1. i so want to say “everyone has a right to thier opinion” but heres my issue. If she said “blacks should be second class citizens” no one would defend her right to opinion… well, thats how i view not allowing gay marraige.

    but thats my opinion. At the same time, i hate myself for shitting on her for having a different opinion. DIfferent strokes for different folks is my motto. So i am mad at myself for feeling like she should be shit on.

    perez is a jackass. Its all about him.

    Comment by madb | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. i see where you’re coming from madb… times are changing. 100 years ago, if she made that comment about blacks, some people would defend her. and in 100 years, i don’t think anyone’s going to defend this answer. but it’s kind of a transitional time… not a lot of religions condone racism in the same way they condone this particular kind of bigotry. when you tell someone from birth that god wants them to feel a certain way… it becomes acceptable to them. i feel like this issue differs in that way.

    but if a friend of mine had presented her beliefs in the same words miss california used, i would not be as angry as i would otherwise be about it. maybe it’s because i know a lot of people who feel that way and i am prepared for those attitudes. but as offensive as it is that so many people feel that same way… she wasn’t confrontational about it. perez was totally out of line asking a loaded question like that. he wants to bully people into feeling the same way about this issue – and that is totally classless.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. ok i already feel like an asshole for saying that and i can’t even figure out why. so i just want to be clear that demoting people to second class citizens is shitty and inexcusable. if you think you should have a right, then all other people who aren’t criminals should have that same right, to as full an extent as you do. there. that is all.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. see same place. really difficult. want to hate her, want to support her.

    cant do either.

    but i totally agree with your second comment. thats how i feel too. Nothing less is acceptable to me.

    Comment by madb | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. not support her… support her right to free speech.

    whatever you know what i mean.

    Comment by madb | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  6. What I saw, and I could be wrong:

    She started off with one idea. “…Americans are able to choose one way or another.”

    She went with this for a couple of sentences, but there were crickets and you could hear a pin drop.

    Then she changed it up to her ‘beliefs’
    and got applause. She kept going based on what was getting applause at that moment.

    I was disappointed that there were no mention of maps, such as.

    Comment by queencrone | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. Oh and because Perez reads this site I’d like to say to him:

    She DID say ‘no offense to anyone out there’.

    When someone says “no offense” that means you can’t get mad, Perez. I didn’t make up the rules.

    😛 (this is a highly artistic drawing of me with my tongue in my cheek.)

    Comment by queencrone | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  8. Yeah, I wanted to ban on the No Offense but it’s hard not to be offended anyhow.

    Perhaps Corey Feldman can forward your note when he sees it, qc.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. *bank, not ban. Although, potatyo, pototto.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  10. I get upset about the whole “biblically speaking” idea because, does she eat shrimp? That is also an abomination according to the same book of the bible that labels homosexuality as that (and actually, the bible only seems to have an issue with male-on-male action–women, go at it!), and yet no one is standing outside of Bubba Gump with protest signs. Except maybe environmentalists.

    And the end, it’s not even her belief. It’s the side she’s picking for the kind of support she wants. The first part of her statement seemed to suggest an open-mindness, like queen pointed out, and then she went back to the party–or church–line.

    And I feel like too many people on both sides are repeating party lines and not actually asking themselves what they believe or what’s best to help perpetuate their beliefs. Perez, I’m looking at you! Antagonism isn’t helping. But blind adherence to a “faith” isn’t either.

    Forget about racism–I’d like to tell all those church people (especially the mormons) to go back further and look at religious persecution and realize how limiting any one’s rights limits everyone’s. Believe what you want, but have some self-interest–taking away someone else’s rights threatens yours too.

    Comment by TheHobo | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  11. Judge not lest ye be Judge Judy, directed at Miss California, copyright Stopthemadness.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  12. Gays comparing themselves to blacks in the civil rights movement is one of the silliest things I’ve ever seen. No, boys and girls, it just doesn’t compare.

    Sorry, but the right to marry in the same sex is a fiction. It simply never existed. No amount of wishing will make it so.

    There is no discrimination.

    None.

    Quit whining.

    Comment by Gunner Sykes | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  13. what a homo. what is sad is that he really wants to go have a cock in his tail at the end. silly faggot. talk to a man like that and he would get his ass stomped. quit picking on young girls…..sissyboy

    Comment by your daddy | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  14. im not gay and i compared forcing minorities to be second class citizens and denying gays fundemental civil rights thus making them, in my book, second class citizens.

    you are absolutely right it never did. The rules in leviticus were very pragmatic. No sex before marraige. why? No DNA testing we’d have baby daddies lying left and right. “uuuh its not mine” and parents supporting thier daughters forever. Which means people would have stopped having daughters though infanticide and we would have died out. Smart. Speaking of died out, why do you think they insisted on “opposite marriage”? Think it had to do with NOT DYING OUT. Give that commenter a cookie.

    I love pragmatism. Don’t eat shellfish (is is muscle season yet?). Don’t eat pork (trichinosis is scary dude).

    What about that whole rape in a city isn’t rape thing… do you think we should stop prosecuting city rapes? Oh and what about don’t wear mixed clothes? Should we burn all non 100% whatever clothes. No more rayon kids.

    Comment by madb | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  15. …but I love my poly-cotton blends…

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  16. i find it predictable that she feels the way she does, i’m in a red state and many people out here are extremely religious. but i do NOT think it’s right to support laws banning gays from getting married. that’s an entirely different argument. good for her for standing up for what she believes in, as long as she’s not out there trampling on gay rights she can believe whatever she wants.

    Comment by lava | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  17. Gunner-

    Where do you think the right to marry the opposite sex came from? God? Or the courts? Do you have any understanding of constitutional law at all?

    Wait, of course you don’t.

    If you’re going to make an argument, then you need to make an argument.

    What you did was state a conclusion based on nothing at all.

    Oh and you’re wrong to boot.

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  18. ::sharpens knives::

    ::waits for HolyChow::

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  19. ::cracking open a beer::

    Comment by queencrone | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  20. Let’s rehash the entire argument in bullet points, shall we? I don’t have the time to be eloquent:

    – Marriage is a contract.
    – Marriage is governed by the state.
    – All your reasons against equal rights are based on your religious beliefs.
    – Separation of church and state.

    See folks, it IS that easy!

    I mean, jeeze, “a fiction”? You know what else was a fiction? Flight, space travel and laws against slavery (I am going back to the Bible here, which, as far as I can tell, was pretty much okay with it). The fact that something “wasn’t” is the sorriest excuse to deny equal protection. There “wasn’t” indoor plumbing – now there is. Unless you are ready to, among other things, start shitting in the woods – you’s better reassess your position.

    Comment by HolyChow | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  21. if you choose the latter, grab for the high leaves. dont go low.

    Comment by madb | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  22. aaaaaaah…

    that was satisfying.

    holychow never disappoints.

    Comment by DonnaMartin | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  23. ::crumpling my empty beer can::

    Nice.

    Comment by queencrone | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  24. I always say to those folks that like to quote the Bible while trying to tell other people what to do:

    Turn with me to Matthew 7:4.

    “How will you say to your brother, Let me pull the mote out of your eye; and behold, and beam is in your OWN eye.”

    Now I know Madb and TheHobo already covered that. But I just wanted to do some preaching of my own.

    Comment by queencrone | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  25. Oops. “….A beam is in your OWN eye.”

    ::hiccup::

    Comment by queencrone | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  26. Some times you feel like a nut ,sometimes you don’t.
    Gay proverb.

    Comment by chelsea | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  27. Some times you feel like a nut ,sometimes you don’t.
    gay proverb or ana meal dilemma?

    Comment by madb | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  28. That’s a no brainer NO,NO,NO, NEVER

    Comment by chelsea | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  29. Queen, if I drank beer, I’d drink beer with you. 🙂

    Anyone up for some hard cider? Magners rules.

    Comment by TheHobo | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  30. If looking at Perez Hilton doesn’t turn a gay man strait.
    All the bible quotes in the world have no chance

    Comment by chelsea | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  31. @ Gunner:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_same-sex_unions

    I guess it’s too hard to google when you’re already using both your hands to jerk off and polish your gun.

    Comment by vodkafanta | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  32. apparently someone never told Perez Hilton that “beauty comes from the inside”

    Comment by Nomad | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  33. Actually Chelsea, I pretty sure ‘Some times you feel like a nut ,sometimes you don’t,’ is a Bi-sexual proverb.

    Comment by KeeblerKahn | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  34. Perez is the biggest, useless, worthless piece of garbage on the net. Has this so called man ever contributed anything to the human race?

    Comment by george w bush | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  35. GW – I think he serves as an example of what NOT to be.

    Comment by HolyChow | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  36. Istand corrected KeeblerKahn

    Comment by chelsea | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  37. Perez is so yestergay

    Comment by chelsea | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  38. (chelsea, i left a comment for you on the ‘Lindsey Lohan is skinny’ post.)

    Comment by queencrone | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  39. “yestergay” that’s clever.

    Comment by Mae | April 24, 2009 | Reply


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