I support same-sex marriage, but Perez Hilton needs to STFU.
Seriously, Perez. DO S.T.F.U.
Your admonishment of Miss California Carrie Prejean for giving her honest opinion to your provocative, loaded gun, ticking time bomb of a question about same-sex marriage wasn’t just completely unhinged and uncalled for, but it totally backfired. Congratulations Perez, you scored a two-fer! Your public flogging of a wholesome beauty queen not only put a very ugly face on those of us who support same-sex marriage, but it also made Ms Prejean into a sympathetic public figure and gave her a bigger platform that she can use to espouse her views. Way to go, a-squeen!
You don’t believe me? Pop quiz: What is the name of the woman who won the Miss USA pageant? (Please, no Googling.)
Don’t know? Yeah, me neither. I think she’s from North Carolina.
Anyhow, since the brouhaha, Carrie Prejean has been all over the place stating her case against same-sex marriage, and she’s doing it in a calm, rational manner that is way more appealing to fence-sitters than the rabid, reactionary tone that you had after the pageant. She’s winning the message war, Perez, and it’s all your fault.
Oh, and by the way Perez, here’s a breaking newsflash for you: her position is identical to that of President Obama, Vice President Hairplug, and even our gal Hill, whom you supported during the primaries. Are you going to call each of them a “stupid b—ch” too?
I support same-sex marriage, and I don’t like it when members of the religious right try to use the Bible to justify things that make them uncomfortable. After all, according to Leviticus, God hates shrimp too. But your assault against Miss California is unjust. She didn’t plan to use the pageant to become the poster child for Proposition 8. She simply answered your question, a question you posed to promote an agenda rather than to help judge a beauty pageant. You’re only persecuting her because the answer that she gave wasn’t what you wanted to hear. Apparently Perez, you think that tolerance is a one-way street that can only be walked by those who agree with you. Your question and subsequent YouTube rant did nothing to help further our cause. Instead, it gave the other side more ammunition to use against us, and it may have forever alienated those who were previously undecided.
Perez, you f—ked up and did our cause more harm than good. Now go back to making crude drawings atop pictures of celebrities, and for the love of Liza, Barbara, and Kathy Griffin, please STFU.