Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Freedom of Speech - Even if We Don't Agree

Although I don't agree with her opinion on gay marriage or gay rights, I think the media has been too harsh on Miss California, Carrie Prejean. That's the beauty (no pun intended) of this country, we are allowed to have our own opinions.

If Perez Hilton didn't want to hear an opposing opinion on gay rights, he shouldn't have asked the question. I don't agree with her answer, but I respect her right to say it.

I actually feel sorry for the new Miss USA - she is being overshadowed by all this hub-bub.

1 comment:

mrsb said...

I absolutely agree that this young woman has the right to her opinion and to say it without being harasses about it.

On the other hand, I have to assume that she has worked hard to try to be Miss USA and really wanted that crown. Miss USA has to be inspirational to the masses and bring people together. She has to travel the world, compete in other competitions and represent the best of our country.

Someone who openly alienates a part of the population should not hold the title. If she had worded her answer in another way, she could have given one of those great beauty queen "non-answers" that might have gotten her a crown.

She didn't have to deny her beliefs to do it - "The great thing about America is that we have the right to choose. It's up to the individual state to make laws on this issue. Americans can choose how to vote on those issues. Blah blah blah. "

To say what she did, in front of a panel of judges that held 3 openly gay men (and one of her trainers being an openly gay man) was either the bravest or stupidest thing she's probably ever done, depending on your point of view, lol.

She has certainly (as well as Perez) gotten her 15 minutes of fame from it. I've seen her on TV way more than the girl that actually won.