I am being dethroned because of the answer that I gave. Prejean said the dethroning was just the culmination of growing disapproval by pageant officials. Wednesday Prejean told Larry King Live she was stunned by her firing. It's almost funny to me. I have no idea what's going on.
The war of words between a celebrity blogger and a beauty-pageant contestant started Sunday at the Miss USA competition, when Perez Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean if more states should legalize same-sex marriage. Prejean stated her opinion that marriage should be between a man and a woman. On Tuesday April 21 , the feud continued as both Hilton and Prejean took to the TV networks to defend their positions — and criticize each other. Hilton went on to suggest one such answer: "As a future Miss USA, it is my job not to be a politician but to be someone who represents and inspires the women and the troops, and I think it's great that the states get to decide for themselves.
Miss California Carrie Prejean, who became the bombshell of the Miss USA pageant by saying gay couples should not be allowed to marry, said her state sponsors urged her to apologise afterwards but she rejected the advice. Ms Prejean, 21, said officials from the Miss California USA pageant were worried that her comments would cost their contest financial backing and tried to prepare her for a string of post-pageant media interviews by discouraging her from discussing her religious beliefs. You need to not talk about your faith. She offered her version of the tense hours following the 19 April Miss USA pageant while appearing at the San Diego megachurch that has helped shape her views. The Rock Church was active in the campaign to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriages last year.
Contentious litigation between Prejean and the Miss California organization was settled in November Later that month, Prejean released a book relating the story from her point of view. Her mother is an Italian American, and her father is of French descent.