Miss California, what's your oppinion?

@LevysLuv (238)
United States
April 22, 2009 3:49pm CST
Over the weekend the Miss USA pageant was held. During the question and answer segment Perez Hilton asked Miss California if she thought gay marriage should be legalized. She answered, no she felt marriage should remain between a man and a woman. now, I don't agree with her views but I respect the fact that she answered with her true beliefs. Especially being asked be an openly gay man, it would have been easy to say the "politically correct" thing to get the points and win. What's your oppinion? Should Miss California be criticized for her views or praised for speaking her truth knowing it would likely cause her to loose the Miss USA title?
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@happymommy3 (2013)
• United States
22 Apr 09
No, I absolutely do not think that she should be criticized for her opinion. I have nothing against gay people. My brother is gay and he is my best friend. But they are entitled to how they believe and so are those of us who don't agree with it. If her views were the total opposite and thought that gay marriages should be legalized than it would make it all better? No I don't believe so, than she'd probably be criticized for believing that way! Lol, either way no one's gonna be happy so I commend her for being honest and speaking out.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Perez Hilton is acting like a spoiled brat. He’s truly showing hisown intolerance that he accuses Miss California of. This is just another program along with the academy awards, that I have quit watching, due to the politisizing of everything. When everything has to be all drenched in political correctness, it ruins the programs I listed above. I don’t have a problem with gay people. What I do object to is their agenda to “force” their agenda into every facette of society, including our schools. Wherever they force their agendas, it becomes a scene to be dealt with, which is the way spoiled children conduct themselves, especially bullies.
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• United States
22 Apr 09
Miss California stated her truth and she is going to stand by what she has stated and she did an absolute great thing by telling Perez what she truly does thing. Lieing is something you shouldn't do as it will turn around and hit you in the back one day or another. She kept her word and she stated her opinion with poise and dignity. She should be praised for speaking the truth and everyone should stand beside her in this time that she is criticized by a gay person. No offense to gay people at all t hey are a lot of fun and really funny at times and i enjoy being around them. Given the truth is what you have to do in these pageants so that the USA can see the real you because no one wants a fake winner.
@LevysLuv (238)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I stand correct. Perez Hilton did say negative things about her, which I don't agree with. He should have just stuck with what I first heard him say. Which was he he repected her for beign truthful.
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I think she told it just the way she feels about it, while having nothing against gays, whether they be male or female, she stated what her beliefs was, and I think if it cost her the title, then the judges should look at themselves to see what kind of persons they are. NOt ever person has the same beliefs as others, and I would rather someone tell me how they actually feel, than to state what you want to hear. As I heard it there was a remark made back that wasnt' very nice. She was beautiful in every way. The title should of been her's and would of been had she lied to make Hilton feel, I actually don't think this was a subject that should of been brought up in this kind of contest. Or any kind of contest, it breeds bad feelings I think what ever the answer.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
Miss California is a very brave person. It takes great courage to speak your mind despite what others may think and knowing that you are likely to face heated criticism. Miss California handled the situation with great class and poise. She was on national television, with the eyes of millions on her, facing an individual with an agenda and access to a much larger platform than the one available to her. Would anyone have blamed her for taking the easy road, for giving a politically correct response or if she attempted to avoid the question? Miss California put her chances at winning the competition on the line in order to be honest and let everyone know what she truly believed. How can you not respect that? If only our leaders could show such gumption. The best part of all is that Perez Hilton's antics completely backfired on him and he was exposed for the small and petty person that he is. If it was Don Imus asking the same question, there would be another uproar trying to chase him off the airways all over again. Miss California may not have won the competition, but her heroic actions will never be forgotten.
@cvodrey (227)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Traditional marriage was intended for husband and wife. I believe than any two people should be able to create a lawful partnership, with all the benefits of the traditional one, but I don't believe that it should be called a "marriage". It's all nomenclature to me. The fact, or opinion, that she lost because of her honest answer is saddening, and a true testimony that we don't want female idependant thinkers in certain areas. We want PUPPETS. We want pretty, talented, females who have no original thought. What are we teaching our girls? Should we not speak our minds when it doesn't follow the standard? If everyone did that we wouldn't even have a such thing as a legal gay partnership now would we? I say that crown doesn't deserve to sit on her head. She's better than that...even if her opinion is unpopular, at least she has one.
@kprofgames (3098)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I've been following this story and I have to say that the abuse she's getting is terrible and to be honest, completely uncalled for. She stated a belief and she's not bending on it. It isn't that she is for or against something, it's that she stands strong behind what she believes. She didn't come out and start a campaign about anything, she only answered a question. They are her thoughts, opinions and her own beliefs. I think because this is such an issue todya that is why she got jumped on. Even that crappy blogger Perez Hilton is all over her. I don't have to agree with my neighbor on the very same subject, but did that make national news???
• United States
23 Apr 09
I don't believe her beliefs but everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I applaud her for being honest.
@berrys (864)
• Singapore
23 Apr 09
i think it was a courageous thing for miss california to say what she truly felt but it wasnt the wises. even though its important to stick to what you believe at the end of the day its still considered discrimination. this is the 21st century and people shouldnt disapprove on gay marriage just because its not a man and a woman its just gender and it may look wrong to some people but whoever said there was a right way? still at the end of the day opinions are just opinions and everyone is entitled to have their own. and as for perez hilton he was the one who asked the question, he couldnt have expected her to say she approves just because his gay its his fault for asking her opinion if he wanted her to answer in his favour he should'nt have asked the question cause it wouldnt be fair to her. he brought it on him self he has no right to say negative things to her and the judges should act professionally about their decision. cheers mate :)
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
23 Apr 09
i admire the woman for giving her honest opinion, which by the way she is entitled to. she was asked a question and she gave her honest opinion and just because someone does not agree with you does not mean people should be called names and the people who disagree should be offended. she should not be criticized for here answer. i do not agree with gay marriage either. does not mean i hate people who want to live that lifestyle, it just means i do not agree with it and i have that right to express myself. the gay community needs to realize that just as they fight for their rights others who do not agree with it have the same rights to express thier views. it is all just so overblown.
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
The truth is that I believe in justice and equality for all. I feel that if we are to give rights and privileges to some and not the others would be a great injustice. Just the same, I have to hand it to Miss California! She stood up for her convictions regardless of the cost. She could have easily given the "beauty queen answer" but she decided to stand up for what she truly believed in. Everybody knew such as an answer would cost her the crown but it was a price she was willing to pay just so she could show what she was really made of. And I feel it is her right to say what she did! After all we are all entitled to our own opinions.
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
I don't think she should be criticized for stating her won view or opinion... because we are all entitled to our own... i admire her for her conviction... she could have just said what the judges and audience would want to hear but she remained true to herself...
@PrarieStyle (2487)
• United States
23 Apr 09
That whole thing is a disgrace. Perez should be ashamed of himself, but we all know he has no shame. I guess it's ok if he criticized her for her opinion but to call her the names he did just shows how immature and irresponsible as a judge he is. I don't think he will ever be asked to be a judge for Miss U.S.A ever again. Why would a gay guy be invited to judge a womans beauty pageant in the first place is beyond me. If he does ever judge, I guess after he asks his question he should answer it too since he was so quick to say "what she should have said"...
@nv_jenn (207)
• Canada
22 Apr 09
I don't think she should be criticized for her views, I think she should be commended for telling how she feels and being honest instead of lying to win. I do however feel her answer is wrong but that was only my opinion, we are all entitled to that. I think it would have been completely wrong to say the "politically correct" thing and if she had, could you imagine what the media would say then?!