Good Bye Sublime… Hello Ridiculous

Posted: April 21, 2009 in Just Stuff, Something Completely Different

…Sorry, but I have to weigh in on the whole Perez Hilton / Miss California debacle.

In case you have far more better things to do in life then pay attention to dribble, I’ll clue you in.

Perez Hilton, the self proclaimed “Queen Of All Media”… proudly gay.. and basically has become famous for writing a blog of celebrity gossip.

I’ll admit, I read his blog. It really doesn’t contain exclusive information :: you can find the same information on a variety of other sights :: but his posts are short and it’s fluff reading when there’s not time to actually devote brain cells to anything written.

But I’ll give him props… he took something that didn’t really require any skill or talent and is making a fortune off of it

NOTE: Heather Armstrong of dooce.com actually accomplished the same notoriety as Perez but only a WHOLE HELL of a lot better. And even though Heather just released a book and pops up tv every once in a while, I’ve been reading her for years and would recommend her blog. She’s just a chick I’d really love to hang with.

Anyway.

So Perez Hilton was one of the judges for the Miss USA crown. Now really.. gay man? beauty pageant? Am I the only one that sees the irony of it?

Anyway.

When it is Miss California’s turn to answer the required question from the judges, Perez Hilton asks her is she agrees with Proposition 8 and WHY or WHY NOT (that’s important)

So Miss Cali says that she doesn’t believe in same sex marriage. People boo.. she apologies but she doesn’t agree with it.

Of course, she didn’t win the crown AND o f course Donald Trump (who owns the pageant) couldn’t resist stirring the pot by saying that he thinks her remark cost her the crown.

There’s been alot of discussion on the talk radio program that I listen to on the drive to work about how insane it is that these woman are even asked questions about the economy, bail outs, Hilary Clinton, etc. That they should just go back to the pageants of years ago and be judged on how pretty they are and how good they look in a bathing suit.

I don’t agree with that. That school of thought is antiquated and degrading.

My concern on a grander scale is why are people :: and not just Miss California :: suffering for their opinions?

The question, as posed, ended with WHY or WHY NOT. She does agree with same sex marriage. So freakin’ what! That’s HER opinion. She was asked and she gave it and she was possibly punished for it?

The fact that it was an openly gay man who championed Prop 8 seems as though it was a set up. Unless you said, OH YES, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE then you were destinted to be a runner up.

What’s more important? Giving up your principles and core beliefs to gain ground on something or holding onto your principle and core beliefs knowing that you can lay your head down at night and sleep in peace.

I’m not the type of person that conforms. I will tell you right now that I don’t believe in same sex marriage. How I feel about homosexuality is a different story.

In fact, I’m not even going to go into my theories and beliefs because that’s fodder for another post!

The thing I’m saying is… in the world of political correctness, having an opinion that isn’t popular is a detrement.

And really, in fact, it would seem like major sour grapes on Perez’ part because after all … because apparently the populace of California does not WANT same sex marriage. It keeps coming up and voted down.

Accept it, ok?

Comments
  1. Nomad says:

    Perez Hilton makes a living off of destroying other people. He’s a social parasite. For him, maligning Miss California is simply business as usual.

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