In case you've been living under a rock, or have been privileged enough to somehow avoid hearing about(please share your secret...lol), here's a quick summary.
First runner-up Carrie Prejean (Miss California) was asked about legalizing same-sex marriage from judge Perez Hilton, the Internet blogger behind perezhilton.com.
"I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody there. But that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be," Prejean said during Sunday night's live telecast.
Hilton was visibly upset, and there was a mixed reaction from the live audience. Prejean ultimately came up short, losing the title to Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton.
On Monday, Keith Lewis, the executive director for Miss California USA/Teen USA, said he was saddened by Prejean's response.
Prejean, who has been romantically linked to Olympian Michael Phelps, spoke on Monday, too: "I feel like I'm the winner. I really do," she said to pageant host Billy Bush on "The Billy Bush Show," noting that she had 1,000 new messages on Facebook and 2,000 friend requests.
Prejean added that her answer "did cost me my crown," but said: "I wouldn't have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself, and that's all I can do."
Now, first of all, it can't be proven that her answer cost her "her" crown, but chances are it did, but from what I've seen and heard, she's been making the rounds trying to play up the pity card as if she was robbed of the crown. From what I hear, she wasn't one of the top 2 in anything but swimsuit, so she's just coming off as bitter about that.
This is America, and she's free to voice her opinion, but at the same time, I believe the Miss USA pageant is not a platform for such things. Then again, I didn't even know the thing was on. Even if I would've known I probably would not have watched, but that's beside the point.
I don't agree with her answer, and I'm sure there are those of you out there that agree and those that disagree, but her answer was not...I don't know what the word I'm looking for is, but it seemed like she didn't quite understand the question and just said and twisted it into something else (like Bill O'Reilly did talking about this very subject last night).
Yes, she was booed...and cheered when she gave her answer. That just shows how torn this country is on this issue. I am glad that she didn't win. Whether she wants to believe it or not, not everyone has the same beliefs as her. Miss USA is supposed to represent the USA. She would not have been a good representative. I'm sorry.
I'm sure that many of the viewers of the pageants, which, from my understanding, are mainly gay men, were not too happy about this. Just listen to what Perez says...
Now, after I've said all this, I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion, just because the only other thing people have to talk about are the usual, bad economy, Republicans hating on Obama, and some kid pirate. *SIGH* hopefully somebody somewhere will create some other kind of news that the vampiric media can latch on, but at least they've finally let go of Chris Brown and Rihanna...lol