Miss California Carrie Prejean was stripped of her crown for “continued breach of contract issues.” Like appearing naked all over the place. However, the beauty made waves during the Miss USA pageant when she shared her views on the legalization of gay marriage. “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman,” said Prejean. However, pageant officials and Donald Trump stood behind her in that instance. After all, she did say “no offense to anybody.”
His first mistake was angering a tardy Patrick Dempsey. His second mistake was saying the word “faggot” on live television. At an awards show. In front of cameras. And people with ears. The show then opted not to renew his contract and Washington now focuses his efforts off-screen.
You commend the valor of the terrorists who staged the largest coordinated attack on American soil just six days later and all of a sudden Disney fires you from your ABC show. Whodathunk? Bill Maher did exactly this when addressing the President George W. Bush’s characterization that the 9/11 hijackers were cowards. Maher commented, “We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly”. Advertisers and affiliates quickly dropped their support. The network would later do the same.
He’s entitled to his opinion, but unfortunately he shared his opinion while Bush was in office. It was at this same time that White House press secretary Ari Fleischer issued the statement, “People have to watch what they say and what they do.”