While the Miss California USA organization has been pretty clear about their dislike of current queen Carrie Prejean, Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump refused to fire the beauty queen for her topless photos, controversial stances or refusal to communicate with pageant officials. Why should he? The Miss USA pageant has never been more irrelevant relevant.
Prejean, of course, refused to take responsibility for her choices and instead blamed Perez Hilton's "hidden agenda" for her current predicament. (She refers to him as "Judge #8".) When she and Trump both whine that Obama and Hillary Clinton have the same opinion as Prejean, it reminds me again why neither of the Democrats were my first primary choice.
The Miss California USA group released a public service announcement Sunday featuring a whole host of other pageant winners who disagree. It's after the jump with my thoughts.
So let's see, Trump and Miss California both come across as publicity seeking attention whores while the actual state pageant officials smell like roses. But you know what? I'm blogging about Trump and his press conference and I just saw the story on CNN. He may be an ass, but he got what he set out to achieve - more publicity for the Miss USA pageant.
I'll feel better about the whole mess after this Anita Bryant-wannabe has gone back to posing topless for softcore "men's magazines." These ridiculous contests choose the winner is picked by how big her boobs and smile are and how empty and dusty her brain is. Is it any wonder that you can find a sheltered, pretty, religious right, empty-minded girl to say bigoted things? Other than "pretty," don't those adjectives tend to clump together naturally? How many "religious leaders" have been handsome guys with a winning grin and great hair?
While the pro-diversity beauty queen video is sweet and a genuinely generous contribution of support from multiple people, the whole thing is just leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Enough already. Carrie Prejean's ten minutes were over last month.
And I damn sure don't need pretty women validating my right to equality any more than I need Miss California's judgment and condemnation. (Or her topless photos!)