You may recall last week I sent an angry email to People magazine. I still don’t want to talk about it or draw attention to the subject that made me so mad; however, I have all the time in the world at this moment to elaborate on my angry email o’ the week which, no doubt, is not read or noticed by anyone.
Perhaps you have been following this Miss California/Miss USA nonsense. If not, let me sum up. Perez Hilton, who is apparently an infamous angry little celebrity blogger, was a judge in the Miss USA pageant, owned for some reason by Donald Trump. Perez (this is not really his name, by the way) asked Miss California if she believed every state should approve gay marriage. She said no. An angry riot broke out led by Mr. Hilton. (Hilton isn’t his name either.)
Whatever. Agree with her. Don’t agree with her. He asked her opinion. She gave it. He trapped her with his question which was a smarmy thing to do. She participated in a beauty pageant owned by Donald Trump. Smarminess abounds.
Here’s that part that makes me angry: Hilton-dude calls Miss California a derogatory female name. He apologizes on MSNBC, saying something to the effect that he was thinking of a worse name when he wrote the first one.
This would be so much clearer if I wrote the words, but I am not going to. Google it. You’ll see.
Donald Trump says Miss California can retain her crown, but ALSO says today that Perez Hilton (this isn’t his name at all) can return as a judge any time he wants.
So this week’s futile angry email goes to the Miss USA Pageant who promotes their candidates this way:
These women are savvy, goal-oriented and aware. The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who see to improve the lives of others.
. . . yet uses a man who calls women names that start with “b” and “c” to judge them.