Perez Hilton: Making Gay People Everywhere Look Bad
Have you seen this? At the Miss USA 2009 Pageant, contestant Carrie Prejean was asked for her opinion on gay marriage. Watch:
Before you go further, answer this: Was Prejean’s comment bigoted or hurtful?
Clearly, the answer is no. She was asked for her opinion and she gave it respectfully.
Prejean ended up finishing in second place (and alleged that her answer to the gay-marriage question cost her the title), but is already more well known than the winner. Her answer ignited a media firestorm, leading to this response from blogger/gay rights advocate/contestant judge Perez Hilton (the colors are screwed up for a few seconds at the beginning):
She’s “a dumb bitch”?
Really Perez? What’s the matter with you? Why would you have submitted that question if you didn’t want an honest answer? How dare you personally attack a young lady for expressing herself? Isn’t that EXACTLY what the gay-rights movement is about? She didn’t give you the answer you wanted, but she was NOT rude about it. She disagrees with you. Aren’t we supposed to tolerate disagreement?
Anyway, we realized that Perez Hilton is to gay rights as PETA is to animal rights— their cause is noble, but they’re so f*cking over the top that they end up HURTING their movements. Perez Hilton, fairly or unfairly, is at least a minor symbol of the gay rights movement– and he came off as a childish, intolerant jerk.
Congratulations, Perez. We hope you’re proud.