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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. 201

    Why is it that you have the right to your opinions and your beliefs and then call me or anyone else a hater who doesn't believe or feel the same way you do. Aren't you the hater. You know it's easy to stand up in front of millions of people and say what you think they want to hear but it takes real courage to stand up for what you believe, knowing your going to be attacked: which she was, and still is. America was founded on freedom of speech but what you are saying is that you believe in rights and equality for everyone who follows your agenda. If we have our own then we are intolerant. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me Perez. We need to be able to agree to disagree. That is what makes our country great. You don't have to believe what I believe or live the way I live, but no one including you has the right to tell me what that is.

  2. dhi says – reply to this



  3. 203

    First off, she's a dumb dumb for thinking that as "Americans" all individuals have a CHOICE of being married or not married, whether they are gay or not gay….HELLO! Second, in "her" country, she has a COUNTRY? Wow…then why is she competing for the title of Miss USA?!?

  4. 204

    I agree, good for her for standing up for HER beliefs! I love you Perez and understand and agree with the belief that people should have the right to marry whether gay or straight. I also believe that this is a democracy and people are entitled to their opinion and entitled to express it without recrimination. Be proud of the fact that she did not respond with a lier to win the pageant but that she responded with a strong conviction! It also sounds that she is open to dialog and listening to other viewpoints! GOOD FOR YOU MISS CALIFORNIA - Don't stand for what you don't believe!!!!!

  5. 205

    I don't understand why people are attacking her. So what? She comes from a state where the majority don't share her views. Does that mean she should lie about it?

  6. 206

    She's entitled to her opinion, more power to her for having the courage to say that in front of a million viewers BUT Perez is right! That was the WORST answer in terms of trying to win Miss USA. Hell, she could've probably stated her own opinion and followed it by how it is up to each state to determine the law, etc. Probably a better chance of winning if she had done that. And for anyone who wants to trash Perez Hilton for asking the question, or because of his comments after the show…. he has as much right to say whatever he wants, if she was allowed to state her personal opinion. IF MARRIAGE IS SO SACRED, THEN BAN DIVORCE. WHO CARES IF YOUR PARTNER CHEATS ON YOU. MARRIAGE IS SACRED. ITS FOREVER. RIGHT?

  7. 207

    How ironic. I gave the same answer in interviews, and now I'm President of the United States! And I'm sure Perez voted for me. Who's the bitch now?

  8. 208

    Perez, I am very disappointed in you. You of all people should be an advocate for men and women who stick up for what they believe in and who exercise their right to free speech. By calling her a stupid bitch, you are only making yourself look stupid, unprofessional, and unreliable. It was obvious to all Americans that you did not agree with her answer, which is okay because we can't always agree with one another. However, you totally made a fool out of yourself and acted like an immature whiny little child on YouTube. You should be ashamed of yourself and you should most definitely NEVER be allowed to judge Miss America, or actually any other show, ever again. She is an awesome person for standing up for what she believes in, that is the beauty of America. I was also impressed with her answer and how she addressed both sides by saying that she thinks it's great that people are allowed to choose. You really need to apologize to her for your unnecessary behavior, to your fans for letting them down and acting so inappropriately, and to everyone who works with the Miss America for making it look one-sided and unreliable.

  9. 209

    To all those who are applauding her for sticking by her beliefs, I wonder if you would feel the same if she had said her personal belief is that black people should not be allowed to marry white people. Oh, who am I kidding? Some of you right wing nutjobs would love her even more if she said that!

  10. 210

    Re: ellebunny
    You know it. It's easy to agree with what everyone else believes but it takes courage to stand up for your own beliefs when you know you will be attacked. I say go girl.

  11. Fuego says – reply to this


    "Opposite Marriage" That's not even a real phrase!!!!

  12. 212

    I'm from California and glad SHE LOST. People aren't going to want a beauty queen that discriminates.

    Mike Andrews
    I T U N E S

  13. 213

    Re: JuneGordon – and you are throwing the race card in b/c…… clearly she spoke about a subject that had neither a right or wrong answer… She was in a no win situation whether she sided with perez or not…

  14. 214

    I find the pro-bitch remarks rather laughable. "She's brave" is my favourite. Yeah, brave for being a total douche in front of millions. You're an ignorant cow if you are against gay marriage. That sentiment is based on hate and fear. Yes, it is. What else is it based on? Think about it. It isn't based on love and respect, that's for damned sure. Yes, you can speak your mind; but, you're not brave, nor should you be applauded. Please.

  15. 215

    I will never watch Miss Usa again.
    She was set up with that question and Perez Hilton should not have been a judge.
    This show has no credibility at all.

  16. 216

    she sounds dumb.. and why do all the contestants always look like 40? she kinda resembles Dina Lohan..

  17. 217

    While other judges asked relatively harmless questions, Perez went for the one that would get him publicity…and it worked. "The Evil Beet gossip blog, which is waaaaayyy better than this one, calls Perez an asshat who is after exposure and closes with "…and I think we can all agree, Perez Hilton is a giant turd." Couldn't have said it better myself!

  18. 218

    Perez, you sound like Laurence Peter when he said "When I want your opinion I'll give it to you. " If you ask a controversial questions, expect a controversial answer. Not everyone has to have your liberal viewpoint.

  19. 219

    i don't agree with her views on gay marriage at ALL, but i have to give her credit for stating how she feels and not doing the politically correct thing (of changing her answer).

  20. 220

    I am totally amazed at all the responses and all the hate. it's too bad for the show that they did not get the ratings that this controversy that perez is creating is getting. Perez, you are taking this too far, a conservative beauty pagent that most do not watch. and everyone who says 'I would not want her representing us in the the Miss Universe Contest. OH PLEASE-how many of you know who won last night? not just the state, her name? who won last year? who is the current Miss Universe and Miss Teen? so much sh*t is being shoveled about that we are going to need a back hoe to clear it all out and a ton of baking soda to clear the air

  21. 221

    I guess she can now pursue a career hawking orange juice. Anita is getting a bit long in the tooth.

  22. 222

    I can respect her response, but she shouldn't have said that about her sister. Her sister is active duty. The military still has the don't ask don't tell rule. Even if she's straight, you just don't talk about anything homosexual, whether you support it or not. I thought that was a little irresponsible on her part. She was probably nervous, trying to put out the fire.

  23. 223

    Looks-wise, she's definitely a step up from that skanky tattooed chick Michael Phelps supposedly brought home to Maryland for Thanksgiving last year (eeeewww).

  24. 224

    You do not run the world. Neither do you decide what others can or cannot believe. You grew up knowing you were different. No one is willing to admit that, but if you are gay, you are not most people. That's a fact. Most people don't CARE what you do, because most people have their own issues. But "marriage" is a word for heterosexuals. Just the word. You can have all the rights- and enjoy divorce court- but you should NOT have the word. Marriage is the oldest rite humans perform next to burial rites. And NEVER has it been a word used for homosexuals. She has the freedom to believe what she wishes and should not be castigated for it. In fact, you have no right to call her names. That makes YOU the bitch you accused her of being.

  25. 225

    Re: klsmith11 – exactly

  26. 226

    Don't worry, Perez. California will learn to grow a brain someday :[
    If they wanted to "protect" marriage so badly, then eliminate divorce, not someone else's happiness or rights. She should've addressed the question in a more proper way. Not by saying, "blah blah blah, my country, my family" because America does NOT revolve her beliefs. Religion should not shape politics. Nor should it eliminate a persons right to get married.

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  28. 228

    “I feel like I won. I feel like I’m the winner. I really do,”

    ^^ too bad you didn't win shit you stupid fuck!
    and no most of your fans (who were gay) totally hate you!

    best advice: lye on your back and spread em' like butter

  29. k-lee says – reply to this


    Stop crucifying this girl for sticking for her beliefs. Gosh damn. Just because she has a different opinion, doesn't mean she's dumb. If she said "yes, I am all for gay marriage!" you would have kissed her feet and say how brilliant she is.

  30. 230

    Well whether she believes in gay marriage or not Her Response was whack!

    She said "UM" she used very simply words and no real substance.
    So she needs to take a rhetoric class and learn how to Properly answer questions..

    And as Far as her saying her sister supports gay marriage thats like someone saying something Raciest then saying oh but i have ethnic friends..

    She's a dumb bitch and looks coked out

  31. 231

    Good for her! She stuck to her guns and told it like it is. Proves there's more under that blonde hair than most people have - Certainly more than Perez anyway.

  32. 232

    Omg, She still dumb Bitch! please just trying save reputation and how she responded to her answer. Oh yeah gay community talked about her. Not only she's a blonde she's ignorant bitch!

  33. 233

    she's a moron. that is all.

  34. 234

    she lost coz she is FUGLY!!

  35. Pac says – reply to this


    amen to her

  36. 236

    i agree with her. she won. she didnt lie on tv to millions of people. she spoke the truth. and perez you are trying to ridicule her because she is not a liar? pffffffftttppphhhhh

  37. 237

    and, may i also add, what type of country do we live in when your honest opinion about something that your own state has voted AGAINST, costs you from winning anything? Thats bullcrap!

  38. 238

    why the hell did she bring up her sister?

  39. 239

    Re: jimmyjazz – fucking lick me you bastard

  40. 240

    Re: klsmith11
    she is not being attacked she is out of touch with 2009.something unforgivable as a young bright light and to say "its just the way i was brought up ' means you cannot think for your self .In with the new out with the old yeah.

  41. 241

    the stupid girl deserves a spanking ,she is out of touch with 2009 and the progress we have made , people like here need to be put back to the stone age.

  42. 242

    She stuck to her opinion, she didn't insult anyone, she was truthful, and she phrased it well, and I admire her for it

  43. 243

    I hope she has fun sitting at home with her "morales" while she stares at the wall….crownless. She totally Fucked up on the answer. What else could she say.

  44. 244

    You're an ass Perez. People have their own views and she wasn't hating on
    anybody. She was raised that fucking way and you need to understand that.
    People are only going against her cause they look at you like a God or something. Well, you're fucking retarded and need to get your head out of you cooter cause she could have said ALOT worse and you know that shit. Leave her the fuck alone. That bitch isn't even great but I think it's wrong you're trying to get people not to like her in all cause of one fucking moral she grew up on and lived with. What? You think one person is gonna change the world?! EVERYONE IS FUCKING GAY NOW. The concept of gay marriage is going to get passed everyone one of these days and you can be happy forever. Don't get offended cause one person has a view. You're so dumb.

  45. 245

    Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."

    Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them"

    Rom. 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."

    …this is why she believes against same sex marriage, don't judge her for her beliefs. Men with men, women with women is not how God created life as it is to be.

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  47. 247

    Re: DikinCider – #241


  48. 248

    Gee, Mario. Whaddya know. Somebody in this world actually disagrees with you and doesn't care what you think. Is your stinking little world shattered? What a hateful person you are. I thought I was living in the USA. Turns out I'm living in Cuba, or Venezuela, or China or some other commie country. Must make you feel good to know you are part of the communist community. Please google "Communist Goals" and also "Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky". That way you can see how you have been propagandized and used by the commies. You're a stupid idiot Perez.

  49. 249

    Re: getawaycar – What makes you the authority on what is hateful speech? I think your speech is hateful.

  50. 250

    What most of you retards don't understand is that what Miss Cali said was not an opinion- it was a form of dictatorship. An opinion would be saying " I don't think that this particular marriage will work " but when you say " I don't think gays should get married " then that's tyranny.
    And what frustrates me is how stupid most people's comments are, when it comes to comparing what she says to Perez's blog content. Perez scrutinizes celebrities for what they wear, who they date etc…but when did he ever say- seriously- "let's ban this piece of clothing, or let's ban heterosexual marriages"
    I mean come on! how stupid are you to not see the difference! imbicciles!

    Plus, Perez didn't ask her what she beleived is the definition of marriage, he asked her wether other states (i.e California) should follow suit of Vermont. And as America is a "democratic" country, Perez had every right to react in any way he wanted to her answer, it's his freedom of speech as much as hers.
    So to all the radical right that have created an account on this website solely based on promoting their homophobic agenda: if you know how to dish it out then you've got to learn how to take it back.

  51. 251

    She responded to the crying fairy's remarks with class…that's more than can be said about him. There are plenty of gays out there who weren't crying like a little bitch because she didn't respond that she thought gay marriage was fab-o OMG! Perez gives gays bad publicity. Get over yourself you little bitch.

  52. kugar says – reply to this


    Perez you are a Major Asshole for not letting her have the right to voice her opinion! What r u the NEW HITLER.

  53. 253

    why do I think that this is another log in the conservative fire.. She will be a poster child for Fox News. I'm just waiting for Rush to blame Obama for this. Perez you did the right thing!

  54. 254

    Re: alleyinaz – Thankyou, that was very well spoken!! Sometimes people need reminding on why its wrong to be gay. Your head is sick because you have unfortunately turned yourself away from God. It makes him very sad. Time isnt going to change minds, the Bible says its wrong and if you have arelationship with God then you understand fully that its not right.

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  56. 256

    Not everyone has to agree with what you believe in. I am for equal rights but marriage should be between a man and a woman. Civil union is recognized and just as valid as a piece of paper that you get in a court house. If you want the big shabang….Have the blessing, the party, and live as you were doing before this controversy. Perez, if you are gay be proud for you! Deja que la gente viva tranquilla. No seas tan Mariquita.

  57. 257

    People are always going to have an opinion on whether being gay is right or wrong and I think most religiously raised people understand that gay people are wonderful but they still can't openly support their decision to be gay because as christian's you're clearly told not to be. It's not a judgment it's an opinion and everyone is entitled to one. Acceptance goes both ways. Respect people's beliefs.

  58. Meesa says – reply to this


    Perez, quit being a dick and stop acting like a twelve year old. I commend Miss California for speaking out and not conforming to what others believe about gay marriage, ESPECIALLY in California. Honestly, maybe you'd have more gay marriage supporters if you didn't go around acting all self-righteous shoving it down everyone's throats. What kind of question was that anyway? It's clear you wanted a specific answer from her regardless of what she believed, and I'm glad she didn't compromise her beliefs to satisfy you or the the audience. Also, in case you didn't hear correctly, I believe I heard more applause than boo-ing. Get a grip on reality, Perez. But mostly, GROW UP and learn to respect other people's opinions. After all, isn't that what you're asking of them? Or rather, demanding, I should say.

  59. 259

    So Perez, only you have a right to an opinion. You would prefer Carrie Prejean to lie and be politically correct? Why are you so threatened by her opinion? Just because you dislike the opinion doesn't mean you have the right to shut her up. Is this the change you were looking for?

  60. 260

    Hey HOMO, not everybody shares your warped view of the world. Perhaps the majority does not want to think of you disgusting homos sucking eachother off much less getting married. You queers sicken me.

  61. 261


    As a gay man, I am quite sure you believe in the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution; the right of free speech/press, the right of the people to peaceably assemble, etc.

    Since you asked Miss California the question, what was she suppose to do lie? She had the right given to her in the 1st Amendment to answer as she believes. Just because her opinion was 180 degrees from yours does not mean she is a stupid b***h.

    I realize you did this to get your name, blog, etc on the news, internet, papers, etc. and it worked. You were successful, but did you need to be so low rent about it?

    Respect is what is lacking in our society today - now what we have are people being cruel on the internet using a fake name. Noone – not even you would have the balls to say all these horrible names and things to her face. Let’s see – what would that be called?? COWARD.

    I really don't care about Miss American or Miss USA - both degrade women.

    What I do care about is the word tolerance. Is this word only for the gay movement or does it apply to all Americans?

  62. 262

    Bigot (NOUN): One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.

    Doesn't this describe you, Perez?

    According to Yahoo News, you claim Miss Cali lost her crown because of her views on gay marriage.

    So basically you're saying that if she gave the answer you wanted to hear from her, she would have won the crown. I'm glad you're not in the legal profession. No one who disagreed with you would get a fair trial.

    The mind is like a parachute…it only functions when open, right? Practice what you preach. I guess it depends on whatever fits your whim at the moment.

  63. 263

    Perez Hilton is a lame ass joke. Mother fucker needs to stop criticizing people for their opinions. Everyone has their own agenda, and no one is considering your feelings or agenda. Marriage is a sacred union between two people, end of the story. Everyone needs to stop being so judgmental and live their own lives.

    Perez Hilton is a tool of the media. Get a real job, stop relying on celebrity actions to pay for your dick enlargement.

  64. 264

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

    hahaha, i completely second that! Perez, if you set out to get the question out and bridge the divide between the two sides, you completely fucking failed.

  65. 265

    your being a fucking hypocrite ! Gays have freedom of speech about their sexuality and heterosexuals are allowed to speak freely is they happen to disagree with gays. Besides, the homosexual community is a minority in the world so if anything, the majority (being hetero's) have the bigger voice. Shut the fuck up, if you want to go and exclude your self from society by choosing an alternate lifestyle and being the minority then you have to fucking deal with the consequences of going against traditional beliefs. Fucking grow up and stop whining because you can't get married. It should stay that way. There is nothing sacred about a gay relationship.

  66. 266

    OK so i watch perez on larry king. He says she was entitled to her opinion but she should have answered on how Miss America would haev answered not her opinion. So I watched the rerun tonight. He didn't say to her..OK putting aside your opiinion, in representing Miss America what would be your opinion…Does not come across as a professional judge. Bad selection from Trump. Reminds me of RoseAnn Barr…all mouth…all redneck….

  67. 267

    I was afraid this would happen….Miss California will get a pass for her hate just because the Republican right wing religious zealots will claim the "free speech" defense - she spewed HATE and if it was about any other group of people, everyone would be against her, but unfortunately this country is full of racist, bigots, homophobic, redneck assholes and she will be defended and praised.

  68. Bambi says – reply to this


    Wow really? What color is the sky in this girls world does she think just because a man and a woman are together that it is not going to be like any other relationship? They're not going to argue? They aren't going to love each other unconditionially? She must not know too many gay couples, Gay and Les alike they ARE like a hetero couple in all ways. I see gay marriage making it easier for health insurance and the like. Stupid girl the blond dye has gotten to her brain

  69. Scorn says – reply to this


    Must we all turn into a nation of apologists?? Must we bow and scrape and hold everyone else's opinion, AND RIGHT TO THAT OPINION, higher than our own??? What a weak, weak nation we would be. We would all roll over the instant anyone said boo to us. But I guess we should take the lead of the number one apologist in our nation, Mr. Obama. Weak, Weak, Weak and an Amerca hater if I ever heard one.

  70. 270

    I am a pageant girl myself and I have always been taught that when answering the judge's questions do not worry about what the judges want to hear but, say what you believe is right. I think it is ridiculous that Perez Hilton is behaving in this way to Miss California answer if he did not want to listen to both answers that are possible for this question he should have never asked it.I honestly do not understand why he was chosen as a judge in the first place because he obviously is not mature enough to participate as one anyways. He is behaving so crudely towards this story it is disgusting. Hopefully the Miss America Pageant will never make the mistake of using him as a judge ever again. I am so proud of Miss California for stating what she believes because, we live in America and we have the right to state our opinions on subjects like gay marriage. We should not be discriminated on what we say. Because it is our right as Americans to do so. So Perez SUCK IT please :)

  71. 271

    Re: klsmith11 – Exactly ~ you're the dumb bitch Perez…
    She answered the question the way she wanted to and not your way…boohoo. get over yourself.

  72. 272

    GREAT… now go back to "NOBODY" land where you came from and yes she looks like a tranny… a woman representing beauty has to be able to be open with the gays and support them because without the gays you will NEVER have a career in the "beauty" business. EVER…. and no it didn't cost her crown… the crown doesn't belong to an idiot…. People with those views are INFERIOR PERIOD…

  73. 273

    It's not the fact that she voiced her opinion — of course everyone is entitled to do so. But she was a contestant in a pageant that represents ALL OF AMERICA, and all of America does not agree that marriage should be between a man and a woman. It is a very controversial issue and she should have known better than to voice her own opinion. If she had a brain at all she would have STOPPED after she said, "I love that in America we have the right to choose." Period. End.
    "A brief shining moment…and then that mouth."

  74. 274

    Re: alleyinaz – YAWN

  75. Bambi says – reply to this


    Re: Bambi – Hmm Le lame

  76. k-lee says – reply to this


    Hey, guess what, she shares opinion with the majority of America. Why don't you call them all out?

  77. 277

    I love how her sister made her spin things up in the press… i guess your country, huh, your family was not raised with those ideas afterall Miss Cali!

    She sure is pretty to look at. Great ornament!

  78. 278

    Your complaint doesn't make sense: Only a very small minority of Americans are queer (~10%); most Americans don't like queers (I can't prove this but it's commonly understood); this rancid slut, "Miss America," says she doesn't care for queers—so what???? She represents America perfectly. Give her a break, and maybe she'll take her top off…..

  79. 279

    YAY FOR HER!!!!!

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  81. 281

    i totally love her now!!!

  82. 282

    this girl is the definition of a badass-
    i love her telling everyone to basically kiss her ass . . .

  83. 283

    I personally dont care what gays do behind closed doors- If two guys want to suck eachother off and roll around in booty juice, thats them- but seeing how a marriage/wedding is a religous ceremony, and most religions consider being gay an abonination, why would gay people want to take part in that ceremony. Damn just be happy with the 'cilvil union' or whatever

  84. 284

    Please. She was sucking ass, hoping like hell that the apple-pie-pagent-crowd would bail her own ass out of the sling it was put in when she couldn't think up an intelligent answer. When all else fails, feed the pagent crowd good old fashioned homophobia. Too bad they weren't hungry.

  85. 285

    What some idiots dont understand is that its not about what's right and wrong in the situation everyone honestly has their own opinion…I'm a straight, and believe in God…I BELIEVE IN GAY MARRIAGE! I'm sorry if ppl get offended but if its LOVE who am I to say that a person can't be together! What she said wasn't wrong but how she said it was…she has the right to believe what she wants but she is NOT about to represent MY AMERICA with discrimination in her heart!!!

  86. 286

    Miss California has more class than anyone in the competition, and is the winner for her calm, confident, and measured response. I can't believe Perez tried to politicize the competition. He got what he asked for: the audience cheered her so loudly you couldn't hear any boos. Thats what America knows — heterosexual marriage creates total equality between men and women, and SSM would magnify every disparity to the maximum polar realms imaginable.

  87. 287

    There is way too much chlorine in that genepool. As much as I completely disagree with that girl she is still entitled to her opinion. She's echoing how half of America feels sadly. I think the girls in idiot but what she said wasn't that shocking. It's the fact she said it out loud….

  88. 288

    Incidentally, nobody cares if gays want to be gay. But wanting to destroy the social and economic equality that comes with heterosexual marriage, and turning the construct of family over to NOW, is a very stupid thing to do. When any two women can marry other women, family and children will be chattel of women, and men will be nothing more than beast of feminist burden. Those who support SSM support the most inequalitarian goal invented by radical feminists. Gay men are stupid to support NOW, because it will screw them just like they screwed hetero men. Ever heard of a child support order, massive alimony, and no way to change it guys? And ladies: what will become of your town if men don't have something to work for and live up to? Watch "Boys in the Hood" again if nothing comes to mind…..

  89. 289

    Amen this is America! She should be able to answer a question that is true to who she is. Not compromise herself to please the masses. It speaks to her charachter that she would rather be true to herself than say what she thinks someone wants to hear. I say good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. 290

    I applauded Miss California’s answer; she has dignity to stand up for her opinion. Perez, you SUCK! Grow up and don’t call people name when they have different opinions than yours!

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    I don't agree with her, but I, too was raised that marriage is between a man and a woman. My parents don't believe in gay marriage, but they know I do. I still respect and love them. We all have to agree to disagree, that's all. She said "that's the great thing about being American, we are allowed to have our own opinions," and she is 100% right.
    I respect her for being uncompromising.

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    I agree with what you said on MSNBC…it was HOW she said it…the flip flop…
    "Bless your heart if you think you won" rofl…I live Georgia after growing up in Florida…"bless her heart" was the first southernism out of my mouth..

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    So being able to have your own opinions is what's so great about being an American? I'm not American and I have my own opinions too, here's one: you're dumb as fuck

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    love what u did to the mic well shes a complete ditz she was meant to be winning a competition not telling her opinion of life over the fence and she lost because shes an utter utter idiot . too bad so sad go away. maybe her sister should of entered.

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    Why are you making such a big deal about this? Not everyone HAS to support gay marriage, some respectable people just dont believe in it, doesnt mean they are homophobic or anything. Its quite pitiful for you to attack her about her opinion, freedom of speech perez.

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    We still live in a free country where we have the right to our own opinions whether others may or may not find them offensive. You asked her for her opinion on the issue, not whether states should decide. If you're going to ask someone their opinion on a matter then you should be mature and man enough to handle their individual opinion and thoughts on the matter and respecting the fact that not everyone believes the way that you do. Mutual respect. Also, if you wanted to know her view as to whether states should decide then that should have been your question. Not how she feels on the matter of same sex marriage. But again, don't ask someone's opinion if you're not adult enough to handle the truth.

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    You call Miss California a stupid bitch but it is you that has to resort to name calling and cursing because she did not respectively agree with you. If you have half a brain in your head like you said yourself ,then you would know that resorting to cursing and name calling shows a lack of intelligence and lack of being able to articulate a meaningful sentence.
    You had a opportunity with all your self made publicity to actual do something and be a good representative for the cause you say you stand for, but blew it so you could whine and take cheap shots at Miss California. You had several opportunity's to get a question right on all these interviews, but instead you got them and most Americans wrong. The sad thing is you were not competing and feeling the pressure of running for miss AMERICA with a live Audience. I could respect you if you would have used you publicity for the cause you believe even in the face of unpopular and special interests even though I differ from your views. I would think that you being gay you would understand that. I guess it goes back to the intelligence issue that you have.
    First impressions are everything and my first impression of you is that
    your a sociopath .
    You sir have a Parasitic Lifestyle . If those words are to big for you to understand, ask someone to help you look them up.

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    Oh man! This chick is so self serving I don't know where to start!!

    She is a DOUCHE who went for the biggest breast implants, the most revealing dress, starves herself and shakes her hips all so that old men, who are gross, can beat off to her image on TV!!! I suppose that is doing god's will???

    Not only that, when she started to answer the question, you can tell that she didn't know that Vermont was part of the USA and now she's on all the morning shows and she is as HIGH AS THE DICK THAT PEREZ DREW ON HER FACE! She is fucked up!!!

    This is so hilarious. I can hardly wait for Palin to select her to be the DOUCH BAG carrier in the 2012 elections.

  100. czawa says – reply to this


    when i first saw ms.california's response, i wondered how long it would take for it to become a "controversy". at first i was pretty shocked by the comment, not only because I thought our generation was much more open minded, but also that so many people cheered when she gave her answer. Then i realized how huge of a deal all of this still is in US. I am from Canada and can honestly say it is not a huge deal at all. People live how they choose to live, and most people seem to be much more accepting here than in the states. Sure, everyone has their opinions, but it is not such a heated controversy. Why is there such a difference between two countries that are so similar in nature?

    After my initial reaction I thought that I should not find the response rude as it is her right to speak her mind- the great thing about the US/Canada etc. etc. But THEN i got thinking…is it not rather hypocritical for Ms.California to be preaching about her right, freedom of speech, for why people should not be upset with her? Falling back on "the great thing about america is we have rights, you can speak your mind" debate is pretty ironic when her comment was all about taking away rights for other people in the exact same country. My standpoint is equal rights for everyone, or maybe that is just too forward of thinking…

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