Stop the Prejean-ity!
God save us! No stranger to controversy, former Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean’s been running the circuit promoting her new book “Still Standing” and is managing to stir quite the sh*tstorm. Most recently and notably was her threat to walk off Larry King’s show last Wednesday because he asked her pointed questions about her motives for dropping her libel, slander and religious discrimination lawsuit against pageant officials.
Since stepping into the limelight, Prejean has been raising questions about her integrity with asinine, hypocritical and bigoted statements. I’m not just talking about her infamous response to pageant judge Perez Hilton’s question about her stance on same-sex marriage. In a recent interview with Christianity Today, Prejean gives poorly tailored responses to questions about her breast implants (compliments of the Miss USA Pageant), recently leaked sex video(s) and whether she has any regrets. If anything, it’s a comprehensive account of how delusional she is. Some highlights:
- I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn’t get breast implants.
- Did I think I would ever be a celebrity or that my boyfriend at the time, who I sent it to, would ever blackmail me? No.
- We as Christians need to stick together and realize that the Enemy is powerful, and that there are so many people out there who will try and destroy good people.
Towards the end of the interview, she answers the question “How does your faith play into reacting to people who try to bully you?,” with “No one’s perfect, and God’s shown me: ‘Carrie, you just need to stand tall, stand strong, and I’ll get you through this. They won’t win.’” And it’s what I find most annoying about this hot mess. Every time anyone calls on Carrie to defend her verbal diarrhea, she recoils under a “victim of religious beliefs carapace.” It’s the height of disingenuousness.
Her “I’m not who I was back then” canned response to the questions regarding the scandalous masturbation video she sent to her then-boyfriend (who rumors that the videos were actually made when she was 20 and not seventeen) is getting really old. It’s probably safe to say that she doesn’t quite know who she is. Go away for awhile, Carrie. Maybe when you come back, you’ll have done something worthwhile and actually be the agent of change you allude to being in recent interviews. In the meantime, a piece of advice from our 16th president, Abe: “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
PS – a note to Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and the like: holding Carrie Prejean up as the poster child for political and religious badgering is imprudent. Her sensationalism might boost ratings and draw attention but—similar to the Palin phenomenon—it’s shortsighted and further detriment to a political party that is hanging on by a mortal thread.
Posted by Elizabeth