Carrie Prejean – A True Social Conservative
Over the last couple of months, an unsavory character has been getting considerable media coverage for various displays of ignorance and pseudo-righteous self-assertion. Former Miss California 2009 and Miss USA first runner-up Carrie Prejean, has demonstrated that even the “best” of us are at times the worst of hypocrites.
During the question and answer portion of the Miss USA 2009 pageant, Prejean selected a question that was asked by gossip-blogger and socialite Perez Hilton. Perez wanted to know whether or not the future Miss USA agreed or disagreed with same-sex marriage, to which she replied:
“…you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I 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.”
How very eloquent. Both Perez and Prejean have commented on how the answer cost the latter her title as Miss USA 2009. Prejean later said: “I knew if I told the truth, I would lose all that I was competing for: the crown, the luxury apartment in New York City, the large salary — everything that went with the Miss USA title. I also knew, or suspected, that I was the frontrunner, and if I gritted my teeth and gave the politically correct answer, I could be Miss USA.”
This issue provoked a sharp inflow of criticism both of Prejean and of Perez. Social conservatives and Christian groups lamented over the apparently unfair treatment that Carrie received, and notably Donald Trump reflected that “It wasn’t a bad answer, that was simply her belief.”
This is all splendid and we are all entitled to our opinions, right? No. The idea behind the Miss USA pageant (let us assume that there is a grand and lofty idea behind it) is to elect a young representative who will be open, empathetic and compassionate with the American population; a Miss USA is expected to be a representative. With her apparently admirable honesty, Prejean managed to alienate a significant portion of the American population – the LGBT community and sympathizers alike. As a regular person, Prejean is entitled to her opinion – as Miss USA, she most certainly is not.
But let us put this aside. Carrie Prejean comes from a strict, Christian family, has been raised to think in this way and there is absolutely nothing wrong with her beliefs or opinions. Let us assume that she is morally grounded, has a strong set of values and is sexually and socially conservative – which is in some regards admirable.
Shortly after the pageant fiasco, another Prejean-bomb hit the web. Unfortunately, sexually conservative Carrie Prejean once enjoyed the art of the sex tape. You can watch what she had to say about that on Fox News here.
Uh-oh, hypocrite. Well, if only that was the last we heard of Carrie Prejean. Turns out this model-Christian not only recorded a sex-tape “by accident”, she decided to record seven more “by accident”. Needless to say that it wasn’t just the Miss California pageant team that de-crowned her (you can read the details of why this happened here); the Christian organizations she was working with after her bold same-sex marriage statement found they couldn’t work with her either. Oh the tragic life of the two-faced liar.
Most recently, Prejean walked off the legendary Larry King Live show because she decided that Larry was being “inappropriate”. Click here for the video.
Well, what can I conclude from all this? I can conclude that Prejean is a genius.
Not even the best and most legendary Miss USA has gotten so much national media coverage. Congratulations, Carrie.