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Miss California Responds To The Controversy

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Miss California, Carrie Prejean, spoke to Access Hollywood today, Monday, about the major drama surrounding her answer to our gay marriage question.

In her own words, Miss California now says:
“I feel like I won. I feel like I’m the winner. I really do,” noting that on Monday, she had 1,000 messages on Facebook and 2,000 friend requests. She adds that her answer "did cost me my crown. 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. It is a very touchy subject and he [Perez] is a homosexual and I see where he was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything."

Prejean's sister, however feels differently about gay marriage:
"My [heterosexual] sister is a second lieutenant in the Air Force and she is a gay rights activis. She supports gay people, she supports gay marriage. My beliefs have nothing to do with my sister or my mom, or whatever. She was just in my hotel room and she said, ‘Sis, I’m not offended by anything that you said. We have two different opinions and I love you because of it. I love you because you stood up for what was right, and it’s not a matter of being gay or not gay, it’s a matter of you competing for Miss USA and getting a question and answering it to the best of your ability. [My sister] has her own views. She’s a 22-year-old woman who’s in the Air Force who’s extremely educated. She debates with my dad all the time about it. That’s what’s so great about being an American – we’re able to have our own opinions.”

As for Carrie’s love life, she is keeping mum on her on/off relationship with Michael Phelps:
“He is a great man,” she says, but, adding, "We can talk about that a different day.”

[Photo via AP Images.]

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321 comments to “Miss California Responds To The Controversy”

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  1. 29 says – reply to this


    good for her! stick to your guns no matter what pee pee says.

  2. essie says – reply to this


    3 and she looks like a tranny

  3. 3

    I still don't like her :P

  4. 4

    Perez you are soooo happy you started a big ol' stink :) Kudos to you for doing so… On the other hand, Kudos to Miss Cali for not taking her statement back… She's got balls.

  5. 5

    Mario…oh gay Mario…you dish it out…learn how to take it….she is 100% entitled to her opinion, so STOP whining and move on…you are such a hypoctrit.

  6. 6

    What a stupid bitch.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    Shes right she is entitled to her own opinion, I personally dont agree with her, but she does have the right to say how she feels and speak her mind

  9. 9

    She's dumb. Move on. She lost because she can't handle the heat of a controversial question and that is what public figures must be able to do!

  10. 10

    It was well said actually.

  11. 11

    That's the truth. She didn't say anything 1/1,000,000th as hurtful as the words you use daily. It's amazing what you say and then go blubbering about her words. Wow. I am amazed! You really need to look in the mirror. If you don't understand what you look like tryin to demonize her then you really have a problem. Go back and re-read your words daily! Truthfully!

  12. 12

    Good for her!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. sushi says – reply to this


    Although Barack Obama has said that he supports civil unions, he is against gay marriage. In an interview with the Chicago Daily Tribune, Obama said, "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."

    When the fuck are you going to stop berating a Pageant Queen and instead target your President?

  14. 14

    She said what she believes. You can't fault her for that. Would it have been better to lie? As for her sister, it's easy for a woman to say those things. I was in the aor force. We would come back from running all day and there we are standing in line with 60 other guys with nothing on but a smile waiting for a shower. Should I be forced to stand there naked with openly gay men? Now some may say " they might not find you attractive " well, I don't find a lot of woman attractive, but do I get to shower with them? Whats the difference?

  15. 15

    i dont get it… did she lose her crown? does she like gay marriage or not? i need to find out the rest of this story..

  16. 16

    She's right–she IS entitled to her own opinion, even if it is one that can definitely be seen as cruel. I'm still glad it cost her the thrown tho…

  17. 17


  18. 18

    The only thing her mouth is good for is blowjobs.

  19. 19

    Hey Perez……..you are a nobody with a lame website. Enjoy your 15 minutes until you fade into obscurity, contract AIDS and die. You are pathetic.

  20. 20

    Good for her for having the guts to say how she truly feels, no matter if others agree with it or not. Its pretty refreshing in fact. There's no point of asking the beauty queen questions if they're just expected to give brainwashed/PC answers!

  21. 21

    Good for her! She has every right to feel the way that she feels. The question was a loaded question. Perez asked it to draw attention to himself and he has succeeded. I think it's great that at the risk of her career she is still willing to stand up for what she believes in. She could have caved under the bad press but she chose not to.

  22. 22

    You are PATHETIC Perez!!

  23. 23

    Really, Perez, stop your whining. Just because this ignorant bitch doesnt believe you fags and lesbos should have the right to marriage doesnt mean you should crucify the bitch over it. Stop whining like a sissy. Not everyone has to agree. WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. HELLO!

  24. 24

    I love that you think you can critique what people say. Are you hanging up your blog for greener pastures? Don't critique people's opinions and think we'll feel bad or side with you. Truly. You could have responded "better." You really look like a hypocrite–go see the stuff you put out into the world. Ignorance? Hmmm.

  25. 25


  26. 26

    too bad Perez didn't think about standing by his own opinions when he decided to get in bed with Trump in the first place.

  27. kgirl says – reply to this


    Perez I usually like you/your staff's comments, but in the article below about Miss USA where you wrote:

    You can't alienate your audience, especially if you're competing for the title of MISS USA! You need to represent the people, not just YOUR beliefs.

    That is an incredibly stupid comment. Are you saying everyone in the USA has your beliefs? And that Miss CA who doesn't believe in gay marriages (whether that is right in your eyes or not) shouldn't represent the part of the US that is anti-gay marriage. I think there's a reason why California, a huge democratic state, didn't pass Prop 8, which also shows the majority of your own state doesn't believe in the same thing you do so how can you bring up representing "the people" when your state's votes are telling you that you are not the majority.

  28. 28

    If she's from California, then why the fuck did she look and sound like trailer park trash from the deep south? This bitch is probably from Orange County! That's trash with money! What a dumb bitch. You would think that she'd be smart enough to keep her white trash mouth shut representing a liberal state like California. This idiot is going to get slammed and then she's O-V-E-R!

  29. 29

    Re: Avocado – and a rim job

  30. CzR O says – reply to this


    She's still a used douche nozzle. lol

  31. 31

    Perez is jealous that Carrie is doing Michael instead of him. Somebody call the wambulance for Perez.

  32. 32

    Nice to see you not tearing into her. I love Miss California now. Gurl keeps it real. And she is sooooo HOT! She should have won. But she kind of did win…She is the star of the night! No one gives a flying fuck about that girl that won. The whole world is talking about Miss California!

  33. 33

    Oh and now she doesn't care that her comments cost her the crown? She has lived and breathed pageants her whole life but she would prefer to lose Miss USA so every one knows she's anti choice? Right!!!!

  34. 34

    I'm sad for her that she was torn down because of an opinion the same way I would be sad if someone were torn down for believing the opposite. If that did cost her the crown it is not right simply because she is entitled to her opinion no matter who may disagree with it.

  35. 35

    PEREZ, I am so glad you made that vlog. Fucking ignorant bitch.

  36. 36


    Give 'em hell on CNN/Rick Sanchez tomorrow!

  37. 37

    I tought you Americans were all about free speech.

  38. 38

    Your 15 minutes on this topic has exceeded your allotted time, Perez.
    Move on…

  39. 39

    I'm so glad she's standing by what she said, she had to give a response on the spot and she answered it as honestly as she could. No-one is saying that her belief or thoughts are right, I'm just speaking for myself saying she gave an honest on the spot answer!

  40. 40

    She shouldn't have to apologize as she did nothing wrong. It was just a
    complete overreaction by Perez just because she didn't agree with his opinion. What a loser.

  41. 41

    She told the truth. FINALLY someone did for crying out loud. I personally don't have a problem with gay marriage and if asked I would TELL THE TRUTH.
    Sorry Perez I love your blog but you should not blast this girl for telling how she feels. She was very respectful as well and you can't fault her for that.

  42. 42

    Don't lay your head on your 800-thread count pillow, party with the stars, or enjoy your good fortune and at the same time criticize someone who has the same right to free speech as you do! Don't take it for granted–if people agree with you, and think they can give her "better" answers and tell her how to answer then you're out of a job!

  43. 43

    Re: klsmith11

    Your fat and ugly

  44. 44

    you got owned mario. she did win cause now the whole world is talking about her.

  45. 45

    You have to be completely honest when you answer these questions .. and she was. This is how she was raised. Sorry Perez, not everyone thinks the same, and for Carrie, she's got her own opinions, and she wasn't rude about it when she said them either. I'm totally for gay marriage, but that's her decision on what she thinks. We should get bashed for stating our opinions.

  46. 46

    I'm still not caring…lol

  47. 47

    Re: klsmith11 – #1 you dummy, men can marry each other

  48. 48

    The problem here is that even though Miss California is entitled to her own opinion, as a figurehead and representative of the state of Cali as well as the country, she could have been more diplomatic about her answer.

  49. 49

    To all you people commendingher because "She said what she believes and should be commended" Oh F-you. If some racist got up there or a Nazi, or some Peodophile and said what THEY believe, you wouldn't be sitting here saying "Well gee, I don't agree with them but good for them for speaking up about their views." Her views are no different, it's just that for the moment it's all right to hate "The Fags". As far as I'm concerned this girl is a bigot who is a fairly bad public speaker and has a real problem with overtanning. And Gee, how wonderful I am for sharing my views.

  50. 50

    yah, even if u didn't beleive in gay marriage u shouldn't go up in front of america saying that gay marriage isn't right.

  51. 51

    People have a right to believe in a god or gods, no matter how ludicrus the concept is. The religions that those people create, allow legitimately allow them to discriminate against them.

    But the fucking government should not be prohibiting people from marrying a person of the same sex…and of course that does not include minors or relatives etc. But if say, Newt Gingrech wanted to marry a dog, or Nancy Pelosi a horse, I say let em.

  52. 52

    My momma always told me not to ask a question if you don't want to hear the answer.

  53. 53

    Mario has ZERO class….Since when in AMERICA does everyone have to agree!? You libs amaze me everyday

  54. 54

    Dismantle your website if you really believe what you say then, "walk the walk" not "talk the talk." The amount of offensive words and drawings you've spewed and simultaneously keep whining about her words is so IGNORANT! That is what is IGNORANT.

  55. 55

    Yeah, everyone should stick by their beliefs, even if they are BASED ON HATE. Fuck it, if you're racist too, make sure to not compromise that belief either. Be sure to not give up hating other religions too, or anyone who is different from you in any way for that matter. Way to be strong!

  56. 56

    Having an opinion doesn't make you immune to criticism people. She can go around spewing anti-gay shit all she wants. Doesn't mean other people can't think she's a stupid bitch for not believing in equality.

  57. 29 says – reply to this


    Re: kgirl – right on!

  58. 58

    She did not win…and she feels like a winner. How blond of her!

  59. 59

    Do you know the Amendents? Please put them out there.

  60. 60

    too bad more people dont stick up for what they believe in……maybe "under God" being in our pledge of allegiance wouldn't be such an issue if more people didn't care so much what someone else thinks of them……or "in God we trust" being on our money……or children praying to God in school…….etc, etc, etc……….

  61. 61

    There is a time and a place to express your views. Miss California chose the wrong venue to state hers. Now I fully support free speech, but I do not support speech that contains hateful prejudices based on the naivety of religion. People can applaud her for sticking to her beliefs, but it doesn't make them right. Her beliefs have the ability to directly effect the lives of millions of people she will never meet. We can't just stand here and say, good for her for saying her peace, when her faulty view points are in favor of controlling other people. It would be like supporting Hitler for speaking his mind, supporting anti-abortionists who killed doctors, supporting racists who stuck to their flawed and hate filled viewpoints, and spoke their mind, just as Miss California. Although she hasn't done violent acts, her beliefs supports the same intolerance, something that America should NOT pride itself on. Just because we love free speech and pride ourselves in it, does not mean that we can cheer it on, when it is hateful and disgusting.

  62. 62

    it wasn't really that bad, and good for her that she didnt take back her opinion. she didn't really answer the question though. it wasn't do you support gay marriage, it was should other states have gay marriage like vermont, why or why not. not how were you raised?

  63. 63

    It's very brave of her to support what she said. I think she explained herself rather eloquently, actually. We need both sides to run America. Just because I'm pro-gay marriage doesn't mean that I necessarily feel she's ignorant or wrong. She didn't say she hated gays, she just stated her own opinions on the definition of marriage. Is what it is.

  64. 64

    She's a dumb bitch

  65. 65

    She is an awesome lady, I am proud of her for being strong and sticking to her answer, wish we had more people in this country that was as strong as her.

  66. 66

    Re: YouBestBehave – at least it's supposed to be a democracy…..

  67. 67

    I thought she said her family had the same views as her, now she's saying her views are different from that of her sister AND her mother.

  68. 68

    Re: Spindoc
    You're a real, intolerant douchebag.
    There is a HUGE difference between a person who thinks that people should be killed based on their skin color or their heritage, and someone who thinks an institution should remain the way it has been. She didn't say she hated gays. She didn't say she wanted them dead. She didn't even say they shouldn't be together. She said she thinks "marriage" should be between one man and one woman. Would you liken Obama to Nazism, because he feels the same way. There are many of us that think you should have the right to be with whoever makes you happy, and you should be treated with the same legal rights and privileges as any hetero couple, but that "marriage" has always meant "a man and a woman", and the very foundation and definition of a term or act shouldn't be changed just because it hurts someone's feelings. Gay couples and straight couples should be treated the same in the eyes of the state. Hetero couples should get "civil unions" from the government, and the government should leave the idea of "marriage" up to individual houses of worship.
    There is a huge difference between that and those atrocities you mentioned.

  69. 69

    She absolutely has the right to voice her opinion, but I also have an equal right to oppose her and any other bigoted individual who spouts hate. Marriage equality is coming people, there is nothing you can do to stop it. Either get on the train or get out of the way.

  70. 70

    I totally respect her standing up for her personal beliefs even though it cost her a great deal. However, I do believe that if she had done the same thing in a more eloquent manner, she could have won that crown. It's terrible that that question cost her the crown.

  71. 71

    I love watching you make an ass of yourself Mario….she is intitles to her opinion just like you are intitled to be gay you are really looking like a fool for going on and on about this…grow the fuck up.

  72. 72

    Re: ho_reely
    It's been a few hours since I watched the video, but if my memory is correct, she didn't say it wasn't right. She said what she thought marriage was, or should be, and commended the fact that in America, the people get to decide things like this. Or they should, anyway.
    Her answer definitely could have been more diplomatic, or a little more vague on her personal opinions, but she never said anything negative about gay marriage or the gay community. She just stated her opinion.

  73. 73

    Re: JustSayin – #18 He's good at that….

  74. 74

    I just saw Milk this weekend and I'm appalled at this stupid bitchs' response.. also because she's representing my fucked up state that didn't vote NO ON H8TE…
    I'm disgusted by people who think they have a right to deny someone there civil rights.. who the FUCK ARE YOU.. You are not GOD - You're Religion is not the peoples religion.. I'd like to see what Ms. Ca would think if we took her rights away to fake bake, or have plastic surgery.. see what happens.

  75. 75

    Miss California claims that she lost her crown with her answer, but she trailed Miss North Carolina in both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. And Miss North Carolina gave a very good answer to her question. The best Miss California could have hoped for was what she got, second place. She needs to get off her high horse saying that the question cost her the crown, because it didn't. Miss North Carolina was the leader in this pageant, had the best scores, and deserves her crown.

  76. 76

    Perez I felt your hurt through the tv im glad it did cost her her crown and you were there to ask that. Perez view of the subject is not just an opinion like hers his is based on facts. So she thinks its between a man and a woman, WHY? WHAT id the reason for that it it because it defys the bible? becuase so does sex before marriage! And Perez did not attack her on tv nor his website she stated the facts about the interview and what she said on tv how is Perez attacking her. YOU are attackin klsmith11 because you just swore, which is an immature offensive move.

  77. Arshe says – reply to this


    Why ask the question if nobody wants to hear the answer and according to the california polls most people do not want gay marriage legalized so she does represent California. We have a two party system and even Obama does not want gay marriage legalized I don't see the piss and venom directed at him. Good for her for sticking up for her beliefs how refreshing.

  78. 78

    Marriage, Like the Ms World/Ms USA contest is a crock, a relic, an outdated institution which should be consigned to the dust bin of history.

    Who the hell wants to be with someone for the rest of their life, thats like a prison term dudes and dudettes.

  79. 79

    Perez I felt your hurt through the tv im glad it did cost her her crown and you were there to ask that. Perez view of the subject is not just an opinion like hers his is based on facts. So she thinks its between a man and a woman, WHY? WHAT id the reason for that it it because it defys the bible? becuase so does sex before marriage! And Perez did not attack her on tv nor his website she stated the facts about the interview and what she said on tv how is Perez attacking her. YOU are attackin klsmith11 because you just swore, which is an immature offensive move

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  81. 81

    I am abolustely in support of gay marriage but I think it's ridiculous how much everybody is hounding this girl!!!! It was obvious when she was asked that she was caught off guard and couldn't decide if she wanted to say what everyone would want her to or what she actually felt, and then she finally decided to just give her honest opinion.

    She should not be BASHED for her OPINION and I think it's pathetic Perez that you always talk about equality and giving people rights and it should be the same for this girl!!! She has a right to feel the way she wants even if you or I disagree with it!!! GROW UP!

  82. 82

    SHe's dumb dumb dumb dumb….clearly she's trying to ride the gravy train with phelps, he is one ugly mother fucker with a phat pay check.

    FUCK OFF PEREZ….your a cock sucker, literally. No matter how stupid this bitch is she at least is honest about her opinion and if you think you are justified in bashing her for being honest then you better get a reality chekc you fat fuck!

  83. 83

    Perez I felt your hurt through the tv im glad it did cost her her crown and you were there to ask that. Perez view of the subject is not just an opinion like hers his is based on facts. So she thinks its between a man and a woman, WHY? WHAT id the reason for that it it because it defys the bible? because so does sex before marriage! And Perez did not attack her on tv nor his website she stated the facts about the interview and what she said on tv how is Perez attacking her. YOU are attacking klsmith11 because you just swore, which is an immature offensive move

  84. 29 says – reply to this


    Re: ho_reely – what rock have you been living under? are you not aware of how many people not only agree with this woman, but also announce it to the world on a daily basis? she stood her ground and that alone deserves respect whether you agree with her or not. are you saying that because i support gay marriage that i should show no conviction in my beliefs and deny them to people who disagree with me? are YOU willing to do that? we all have different opinions, morals and beliefs and we All have the right to express them. but bashing someone and running them into the ground because their views differ from yours and in the case, perez's, is not acceptable.

  85. 85

    People don't care what she thinks about GLBT*they care about how your represent a whole land of diversity. Miss THANG DIDN"T FIT THE BILL. SHE LOST/DEAL WITH IT!!

  86. 86

    People need to get over this, we all have different opinions crap, because your own opinions should not count in the lives of other people. Your belief on gay marriage should NOT stop gay people from getting married. It is a civil rights concern and I am saddened by the amount of ignorance that our country still manifests. I think that this issue needs to stop being decided on a state by state basis, it didn't work when we allowed the states to create Jim Crow laws, to keep "separate but equal" policies, and its not working now, people are being denied their rights as human fucking beings; it doesn't matter how deep the degree of the burn is, yes I understand African Americans and minorities had it far worse in their struggle, but that does NOT negate the fact that gay marriage is a civil rights issue. and that is federal, no that is universal. I just wish people would live and let live, have your beliefs but don't let them effect or harm someone who disagrees, and what Miss California fails to understand is that her naivety indirectly does so.

  87. 87

    What a wonderful thing that Miss CA continues to take the high road and stick to her guns, in the face of a pouty douche bag who had his feelings hurt by someone who has a differing point of view.
    What a crime and a shame that someone as emotionally fragile as Perez was judging this competition. The pageant needs to reconsider who they have on the judging panel and why, and get people who are adult enough to hear an opinion they don't agree with and not decide to sabbotage the results.

  88. 88

    I thought it brave of you Perez to raise the question.
    The issue is out on the table now.
    It isn't going away.
    This is great.

  89. 89

    Good for her!!!!!!
    Bravo, Bravo, Bravooooooo!!!!!!!
    She didn't tell a lie, she spoke from the heart
    Refreshing…NO BS political correctness…

  90. 90

    i tohught that was spencer pratt up there with her haha

  91. 91


  92. 92

    Just joining this site now; I know I am late in loving Perez but I just saw him in an interview regarding this Miss California issue and his comments changed my mind about him. I always thought the was frankly very annoying but he's calmed down now that he has stopped convincing everyone he's crazy and infamous. Anyway, just wanted to say that his un-apology and admission that he wanted to actually call Miss California a c*@t instead of just a b@#!h was wonderful. Good for him!

  93. 93

    I'm glad it irked you, fucker.

  94. 94

    Lol… stupid Christians think they OWN marriage. !*WELL MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN UND UND UND…*~ and shut the fuck up. L2HISTORY you fucking morons. Marriage existed before Christianity. You didn't invent it.

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  96. 96

    Well said!!!! I believe that you should tell the truth on what YOU believe. Therefore who cares what her opinion was? Perez asked and should have expected an honest reply! She did the right thing by be honest about how she feels. If she would have just lied about it. Won the crown and then we found out. We would have been pissed about that. I think that "being honest" is a great quality to have in these contests. What the hell do we want her to do?!?!? Teach our children to lie??? She didn't say that we ALL had to see it that way. She just said what she believed and that's what the question was about!!!!!! LEAVE HER ALONE ALREADY

  97. 97

    She showed herself to be a person of personal conviction, while not forcing her
    convictions on others. You, however, showed yourself to be petty, mean-spirited and
    judgmental-" think what I think or I will punish you". That makes you beneath contempt.
    You should not be allowed to judge anything, ever again, because you have proved that you cannot be impartial and unbiased and are blatantly anti-Christian. You are a sad little queen
    with a small "q".

  98. 98

    i don't agree w/ her but she's entitled to her opinion

  99. 99

    haha she said that she was brought up believing in ”oposite” sex marriage and not same sex but then her mum and her sister have opposing views- how does that were miss.cali?

  100. 100

    Yeah I bet her sister is real proud of her. NOT! She really should have given a more diplomatic answer.

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