Perez Hilton wrote in a post recently:
He brings up an interesting comparison between the current Ms. California controversy and Anita Bryant. After her singing career, Bryant became the spokesperson for Save the Children. Currently, Ms. California is in the firing line because it seems she is leaving her platform of the Special Olympics to concentrate on the fight to keep traditional marriage, or opposite marriage as it is now known.
*When Anita Bryant was pied in the face, she prayed for them. When asked for a response to Hilton calling her a "dumb bitch," she said she would pray for him.
*Both were beauty pageant queens.
*Both were DEVOTE Christians.
*And both have to "protect" things from gay people. Bryant had to protect the children, and Ms. California is protecting marriage.
It seems like the extreme right needs a pretty, soft woman to help be the spokesperson for their cause. After all, if somebody attacks the nice pretty girl, they are the monster (or beast as Hilton was called after he released his video). The same situation happened with the Republican party and Sarah Palin during the last election. The things that makes me the most upset about this whole incident is people like the National Organization for Marriage and other ultra-conservatives say things like, "All she did was state her opinion in a polite manner and now she is being attacked/punished for it." You know what, her opinion IS hurtful. It doesn't matter how it is said or what language is used.
I have a feeling this debate, and Ms. California is not going to go away soon. Next Tuesday, Donald Trump is going to make a decision is she will be removed of her crown. On a personal note, I wish he would, but on the other hand, this will just add more fuel to the fire that she is being punished for her opinions. But what people don't understand, that the same argument that they are using against Hilton in favor of Ms. California happens the other way too! Their opinions on marriage is punishing millions of people across the country.
And, just FYI, if you have to say "No offense to anyone," chances are good that the statement being said is going to be offensive and should not be said at all. If you have to prepare people that your words are going to hurt them, it is probably not right to say it.