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Donald Trump Lets Miss California Keep Her Crown

Stop the presses! Carrie Prejean will remain Miss California!

With the all the TV cameras pointing at him during a press conference today, Donald Trump announced that controversial Miss California will keep her crown.

Prejean's explanation that she is opposed to gay marriage, said Trump, was "honorable" and "honest," and he pointed out that President Obama gave the same answer. Bringing Obama into this is sure to give the story more time in the press (if that's possible). As for Prejean's topless photos, Trump determined that the pictures are fine, considering the Miss USA pageant is a "modern" pageant.

Prejean spoke for herself too. She was just giving her respectful opinion, she claimed, based on her upbringing, that marriage should be between a man and a woman. She argued that the attacks against her for exercising her freedom of speech undermined her constitutional rights. (Wait — don't the attacks count as free speech too?)

The still-crowned Miss California explained that she wasn't the most outspoken proponent of traditional marriage, but thanks to the media storm, she's become the most visible. Judging by the panel of experts that preceded and followed the press conference on cable TV and the crowd of reporters in attendance, it seems she's correct.

Do you think the Miss California saga has offered an important jumping off point for the gay marriage debate, or is it time to put this story to rest?
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janneth janneth 6 years
I always thought that Miss America was the classy one (if a beauty pageant can be classy) and the Miss USA competition was the kinda trashy one with bigger hair and bigger implants.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
"She argued that the attacks against her for exercising her freedom of speech undermined her constitutional rights. (Wait — don't the attacks count as free speech too?)" I agree. That was defective thinking on her part. She was attacked for WHAT she said, not FOR saying it. Cry me a river. Government-sanctioned marriages is about civil rights, NOT about faith-based (religious) definition of marriage. There is a separation of church and state. Truthfully, I don't know why people keep mixing up the two. Besides, there are many Americans who are non-Christians (this country has religious freedom). The Bible has no authority over them. Just because the Bible said a marriage is between opposite sex people doesn't mean squat to them. Sorry, some Christians come across ignorant.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
"She argued that the attacks against her for exercising her freedom of speech undermined her constitutional rights. (Wait — don't the attacks count as free speech too?)"I agree. That was defective thinking on her part. She was attacked for WHAT she said, not FOR saying it. Cry me a river.Government-sanctioned marriages is about civil rights, NOT about faith-based (religious) definition of marriage. There is a separation of church and state. Truthfully, I don't know why people keep mixing up the two.Besides, there are many Americans who are non-Christians (this country has religious freedom). The Bible has no authority over them. Just because the Bible said a marriage is between opposite sex people doesn't mean squat to them.Sorry, some Christians come across ignorant.
itsme3683 itsme3683 6 years
I agree with margokhal--you took a story that was about topless photos and turned it into gay marriage. This argument got old three weeks ago. So some priss from california doesn't agree with your views--she's not the only one, don't victimize her for it. I'm not saying I agree with her, but does her opinion really matter THAT much that it's worth getting all into a tizzy about?
itsme3683 itsme3683 6 years
I agree with margokhal--you took a story that was about topless photos and turned it into gay marriage. This argument got old three weeks ago. So some priss from california doesn't agree with your views--she's not the only one, don't victimize her for it. I'm not saying I agree with her, but does her opinion really matter THAT much that it's worth getting all into a tizzy about?
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years
I wonder how Vanessa Williams feels about this.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
I'm glad she got to keep the title. the ms. california runner-up annoyed me, she looked like a puppy waiting for a treat, just waiting for carrie prejean to be fired, with that letter she sent to the organizers. nobody would've cared about ms california's pictures or if she wasn't fulfilling her duties if her answer would've been different. I don't agree with her but it pisses me off how perez hilton gets away with this kind of shit. i've been boycotting him for a long time now because of his dirty, disgusting way of trying to humiliate people.
jessy777 jessy777 6 years
Nude photos: Who Cares! Against same-sex marriage: Entirely her opionion! She should have been stripped of the title because she isn't fulfilling her obligations as Miss California. In the press conference yesterday the organization stated that they can't get a hold of her, she hasn't made appearances for them like she is supposed to and she is making unofficial appearances while the capacity of Miss California. Those are violations of the contract she signed and she should be removed from the post. This whole thing has given her a ton of publicity, like she wanted. I am sure everyone remembers Vanessa Williams being stripped of her title for only a single infraction. This Miss California has several. I do not belittle her or put her down for her beliefs. Trump getting involved is the worst thing because he will milk this for all it is worth. He does whatever will make headlines. I am not a supporter of pageants anyway but there is a new Miss USA who has been cast aside for a runner-up and a media circus that needs to die out soon. It is offering nothing to the actual debate over the constitutional right for homosexual couples to marry. Let's focus there not on this shiny object meant to distract from the real purpose.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 6 years
Oh, stop! She's persona non grata. She's not even an important title holder. She's not Miss USA. She's just a another dumbass with fake boobs.
gigi_s gigi_s 6 years
I think she should be let go for not living up to her contract. That being said, sometimes being removed is the best thing for her. Remember the Vanessa Williams scandal. If anything it helped her career. As far as the question she answered. He asked her opinion and she was truthful. I have a much bigger problem with the girls that don't answer the question and just use alot of "buzz" words. I don't agree with her opinion, but it isn't a reason for her to be gone.
gigi_s gigi_s 6 years
I think she should be let go for not living up to her contract. That being said, sometimes being removed is the best thing for her. Remember the Vanessa Williams scandal. If anything it helped her career. As far as the question she answered. He asked her opinion and she was truthful. I have a much bigger problem with the girls that don't answer the question and just use alot of "buzz" words. I don't agree with her opinion, but it isn't a reason for her to be gone.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
Ha! Honey this story is up way past it's bed time. Leave Ms. California alone! "Wait — don't the attacks count as free speech too?" True but I think the point is she welcomes intellectual/cultural disagreement vs. vicious slanderous irresponsible attacks.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
Ha! Honey this story is up way past it's bed time. Leave Ms. California alone! "Wait — don't the attacks count as free speech too?" True but I think the point is she welcomes intellectual/cultural disagreement vs. vicious slanderous irresponsible attacks.
Green-Apple Green-Apple 6 years
I'm not surprised they let her keep the crown at all. She and the girl with the drug problem a couple of years back bring a lot of press to a pageant hardly anyone cares about anyway. Does anyone even know who won this year? I can't name a single Miss USA. I'm surprised she hasn't resigned the crown. She is already missing scheduled Miss California appearances to do other interviews. She's obviously not that interested in the job anymore. SHe has a new platform and she would be more famous if she quit and let the second runner up open Children's libraries and tour hospitals.
Green-Apple Green-Apple 6 years
I'm not surprised they let her keep the crown at all. She and the girl with the drug problem a couple of years back bring a lot of press to a pageant hardly anyone cares about anyway. Does anyone even know who won this year? I can't name a single Miss USA. I'm surprised she hasn't resigned the crown. She is already missing scheduled Miss California appearances to do other interviews. She's obviously not that interested in the job anymore. SHe has a new platform and she would be more famous if she quit and let the second runner up open Children's libraries and tour hospitals.
karlorene karlorene 6 years
i think let's just move on and get over this already. she answered a question and she is entitled to her opinion. she deserves to keep her crown.
Symphonee Symphonee 6 years
Anon 18- for some it is, get over it.
Symphonee Symphonee 6 years
If she didn't fulfill her duties as Miss California, then maybe she should have lost her crown. However, she is entitled to her opinion and according to her state's voters she agrees with the majority, so get over it. I find it hypocritical and so extremely sad that she is being slammed for saying that she doesn't agree with gay marriage. She has her reason why and she is entitled to it. What kind of role model would she have been if she lied. (And yes I do agree with her stance) But in the grand scheme of things, I could give a hare's hair about whether she keeps the crown.
Symphonee Symphonee 6 years
If she didn't fulfill her duties as Miss California, then maybe she should have lost her crown. However, she is entitled to her opinion and according to her state's voters she agrees with the majority, so get over it. I find it hypocritical and so extremely sad that she is being slammed for saying that she doesn't agree with gay marriage. She has her reason why and she is entitled to it. What kind of role model would she have been if she lied. (And yes I do agree with her stance) But in the grand scheme of things, I could give a hare's hair about whether she keeps the crown.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 6 years
The fact that she said what she said isn't a reason for her to get booted, and well Trump seems to be on track for allowing girls with questionable past to keep their crowns so no biggie. What she should be losing her crown for is missing engagements set up for her by the Miss California organization, and being affiliated with a political organization which I heard ( not sure) is a breech of her Miss California contract.
RaCheer RaCheer 6 years
I also agree with pxpxcutie in that gay and lesbian couples should be warranted the same rights as the rest of us, but under civil unions. Marriage should be reserved for a man and women, just like the Bible states.
RaCheer RaCheer 6 years
Her breasts were covered in the initial topless pictures. She said at the press conference that these were taken by a friend strictly for portfolio purposes. The ones that were leaked today by a photographer, where her breasts were exposed, she did not know existed. They were for a surf magazine and these were outtakes where the wind had blown her vest to the side. She never got a chance to see the pictures from this shoot. Mr. Trump himself said it's time to get with the 21st century. I 100% agree with her stance on gay marriage and I'm glad that she was brave enough to state her honest opinion when asked. Aside from all that, I think the real issue here is whether or not she was properly fulfilling her duties as Miss California. Obviously, Mr. Trump thought she was or that she at least deserved a second chance. So...NEXT!
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