Why is it these contestants almost always face backlash for their answers?
Perhaps they need to practice more?
Anyway, Miss USA Kara McCullough has clarified her positions on healthcare and feminism during the Q&A section of the pageant, which aired on Sunday.
At the time, she was asked whether she thinks healthcare is a privilege or a right, and she said:
“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”
As for her take on feminism, she said:
“I don’t want to consider myself like this die-hard, you know, like, ‘I don’t really care about men.’ One thing I’ll say, women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace.”
During an appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. winner elaborated on her comments to Michael Strahan.
She sounds like she has changed her mind a little bit, or maybe just feels less nervous about discussing it, as she said:
“I am a woman, I’m going to own what I said. I am privileged to have health care and I do believe that it should be a right and I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide. I am privileged to have health care. I want people to see where I was coming from. Having a job, I have to look at health care like it is a privilege.”
The 25-year-old also dove a little deeper into her definition of feminism, which she had referred to as “equalism” during the pageant, saying:
“For me, where I work at with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, equalism is more of a term of understanding that no matter your gender, you are still given the same accolades on your work, so I believe [if] the person does a good job, they should be, you know, credited for that in a sense, but I don’t want anyone to look at [it] as if I’m not all about women’s rights because I am. We deserve a lot when it comes to opportunity in the workplace as well as leadership positions. I’ve seen and witnessed firsthand the impact women have.”
Watch the clip (below)!
WATCH: @MissUSA 2017 K├â┬íra McCullough speaks out following her victory the other night and social response: https://t.co/jGJ0mfxdGD pic.twitter.com/qn9Mdm8Hvz
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Good Morning America (@GMA) May 16, 2017
Thoughts on her positions???