Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Coda on Prejean

This story is disappointing, obviously. While the erstwhile Miss California should not have been persecuted for her honest answer to a question about gay marriage, she had every obligation to make the public appearances on behalf of the Miss America organization that her contract required and for which there is no conceivable conscience exemption.

But this bit of "reporting" was ridiculous:

Last month, Trump decided that Prejean would be allowed to keep her crown despite racy photos of the 22-year-old surfacing on the Internet.


In addition to the semi-nude photo scandal, Prejean's reign as Miss California also created headlines at the Miss USA pageant in April after she answered a question from Perez Hilton regarding her stance on gay marriage. She said she believed marriage "should be between a man and a woman."

Gotta love the way photos "surface on the internet." It's not like there was any agency involved, like for instance by a photographer who took pictures in which the nudity was entirely inadvertent.

But what's this "in addition" business? Nobody was interested in the photos until the "gay marriage" question. That's what the controversy was about. Only after the press decided to punish her did they seize at the pictures.

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