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Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean

“I’ve done my best under the difficult circumstances to handle the vicious attacks with integrity and show respect to others, even those who don’t agree with me.” – Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean was crowned Miss California and was declared 1st runner-up in the Miss USA pageant. After being in the news for her comments on gay marriage, yet again she is back. Carrie Prejean was fired from her position to represent the state of California for breaching her contractual arrangements by Keith Lewis pageant head. However, she is crying foul over the treatment who up to this post had not contacted Prejean of her firing.

Keith Lewis who heads the Miss California pageant agrees with gay marriage and has been fighting with Carrie Prejean since her open stance on the matter. It was agreed after the press conference with Donald Trump that all parties will return to the normal operations of the pageant. This was not meant to be as Shanna Moakler Miss California Co-executive who served on the team at Miss California handed in her resignation from the position she held; which left Keith Lewis to battle it out with Carrie Prejean.

So could all these events be a set-up? Well that is what Prejean is now claiming after Lewis gave her offers from Playboy and a reality series. Prejean also claims that she has been solely responsible for soliciting appearances as the holder of the crown. Who does that?

This is shame on Keith Lewis, for under a month of the last press conference with Donald Trump to not step up and show great management of Carrie Prejean. Shame on him as well for offering her offers such as Playboy and an appearance offer at an event which promotes gay marriage; Doesn’t he consider her safety in all of this?

Apparently not. All the events that have led up to this were to oust Prejean as the queen to have Tami Farrell step in. Isn’t it surprising that Shanna Moakler is considering working for the organization again after the firing?

Prejean remains graceful not bashing anyone in this ordeal; appreciating the decision by Donald Trump who was caught between a rock and a hard place. Carrie Prejean will continue to blaze the trail for other who look up to her for the inspiration to fight for what you believe in. Whatever side you may agree on the matter of gay marriage, we should be able to accept someone’s opinion. That is the way we are going to grow and it is a pity what has transpired here.

To Keith Lewis grow up; Carrie Prejean will now open a new chapter of her life and watch her blaze. This is just the beginning of a new chapter, one filled with new opportunities that are certainly bigger than California.

Miss California

Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean

For pageant lovers the recently concluded Miss USA was a delight. The show’s opening was spunky and fun as they arrived at a winner on the night. What was different about this pageant is that no ‘world peace’ answer would be have been given or even accepted. The questions were current political discussions that you would typically hear on news stations. How did these enter pageants?

In the final answer segment gay judge Perez Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean her personal opinions on gay marriage in America. With an answer that would disgust persons who support gay marriage Miss California went on to say ‘no offense’ but she believes that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. With whatever answer she would have provided in answering the question it would isolate a party to the question. With Miss California giving an unpopular answer in today’s world where more and more persons are being liberal on the matter accepting gay marriage it would have come to her detriment.

Hours later, Perez Hilton on his blog video taped his response referring to Miss Prejean to derogatory names which were disrespectful and crude. With this, it ignited an old discussion of the acceptance of gay marriage in the American society. With persons taking sides it also started a witch hunt to find skeletons in Miss Prejean’s closet.

Being first runner up to the Miss USA title for 2009, this answer skyrocketed Miss California in the media with her making grand appearances on news networks across America. I have been watching this story, I can’t recall her making a CNN appearance but she was definitely on MSNBC and FOX time and time again. This kept the discussion current and developed in a huge fight with the Miss California pageant holders.

Blame

Persons who follow pageants also blame Miss Prejean for answering the way she did. Of course pageant girls are known for their perfect answers and concise responses. The argument against Miss California is that she knew Perez Hilton was gay, the Miss California pageant holder is, a huge part of her state supports gay marriage, and two other judges were openly gay, so why this stance on the matter if you really want to win the crown knowing that you would isolate some persons from yourself.

Reasoning

With questions ranging from the war in Iraq and free health care, this was a telling night. The questions asked of Miss Prejean also had her stop in her tracks. If anyone should analyze her answer she was liberal in the beginning saying we live in a land where we can choose. However, in recent interviews she says at that point, God intervened and said to her what do you really believe? At that point her answer took a 360 degree turn and her reference that a marriage should be between a man and a woman was made.

Should she really be blamed though? I don’t think so. She was asked a question and she gave an honest answer. I believe if she had flip flopped from side to side then she wouldn’t have answered her question. Which brings me to the point can we handle the truth. Sometimes we ask questions and we are not going to like the responses we are given but we need to respect an individual’s opinion on a certain matter and Perez Hilton could not handle the heat.

Days after, revealing images appeared on the internet exposing Miss California to some harsh critics. In entering pageants, contestants cannot pose nude in images and these should be disclosed before you continue. Miss California did state in her contract that she did not pose nude. However, photographer’s images revealed that some parts of her body (breasts) were exposed. But these were taken in and between takes when she was not aware of. This matter was taken to Donald Trump the pageant holder which concluded that she will continue to be Miss California’s representative.

The Bigger Issue

The question of gay marriage is topical and ethical some would say. From an ethics point of view by the right’s perspective, it is a right to marry whoever you want to marry. From a utilitarian’s view if gay marriage will benefit the majority then it should be awarded. However, this political issue just won’t go away. Obama, Clinton, Palin etc believes that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. Bruce Golding the Prime Minister of Jamaica believes the same. He said in a recent interview that he would not award a gay person to his cabinet. The issue of gay marriage is a touching one because gays are demanding the right to marriage in more places.

This issue will always have two sides and it is time for politicians and civilians to sit down and really think about this issue. It will only hurt if we begin to hate those who oppose a position we stand on. Miss California was punished for exercising her freedom of speech right; I do hope that others will not be hateful because someone does not believe the way you do.