Friday, April 24, 2009
Now this will be a helluva way to start out a new blog - with a topic that I don't even care about, but apparently people are being consumed with this thing, so not having seen any publications that really address what I'm feeling...so...well here I am.
What the hell am I talking about you say? Miss Californication & Miss Perez. If you've been outside enjoying good weather you may have missed it but here's the gist of it:
At the Miss America pageant, Perez Hilton (a judge, wtf?) asked Miss California's question. He wanted to know if she was for the legalization of same-sex marriage. She replied that her belief was that marriage is between a man and a woman. And from there it just got dumb. Perez has been berating her ever since on every forum he can imagine, and she is doing the tv circuit "defending" herself.
I've read blogs and stories from every angle on this. Oh the poor Christian beauty was crucified by the evil homo. Oh Perez is so right - that lil pageant princess should burn. Oh Perez needs to go away because he looks bad for the gay community. Oh Miss California lost the crown because of her honesty. Blah blah blah. So what do I do? I just add more to the blah blah blah.
My thoughts: blah. To me the whole thing is just part of the silly entertainment industry.
Perez Hilton - who I haven't heard much about til now - is just looking for another 15 minutes of fame to add to his small collection. Not a bad move if it is making him money, but giving him any more value other than entertainment value is just silly. He is not anybody's representative. He's not in Congress, he's not the homo community elected official, he's not the head of some mega-company, he's not in charge of squat except him, his blog, and his mouth. So just to be clear, Perez does not speak on behalf of all homos - whether some of us agree or disagree with his latest tyrade. We don't have a leader, we never will, we're entirely too individualized, and you'll just have to ask each of us what we think if you want to know.
Miss California is definitely getting her 15 minutes of fame. She's gone from making appearances at local grocery store ribbon-cuttings to national headlines on major broadcast networks. If that's what she was aiming for then she succeeded. She says she lost the crown because of the question. Now according to www.missamerica.org, that question is only worth 5% with all the categories far outranking that one question. It really does not delve into how they are supposed to judge those questions - is it based on content? based on the delivery? based on personal opinions of the content? But let's face it - Miss America is not our spokeswoman. That would be the POTUS. We do not elect Miss America (or Miss California) to do squat. She has as much ranking as Perez Hilton. But knowing what she knows about the contest, and knowing Perez is a homo, she - not the question - lost the competition for herself. Comprising her integrity you say? Hello...swimsuit competition - didn't she already give up her integrity?
Bottom line... these two people mean very little in the big scheme of things. If they want to parade around all over the net and news bitching at each other so they get a little bit more of face time with those willing to watch - fine. It's America, feel free to do so. But let's just all remember this is just entertainment - nothing more, nothing less. It's no big deal. Neither of them have any authority to do diddly.
So change the channel or turn off the tube, find your loved ones, and cook a big dinner & laugh about it.