Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Some Things Are More Important Than Food.

Dear Perez Hilton,

I am a supporter of gay marriage. I am a believer in equal rights. I am also a supporter of the freedom of speech. You know, that little thing known as the First Amendment, on which you have made your dubious career. While I do not agree with Miss California's views, I do support her right to have them. Due to your presence at the Miss America pageant, and your question, Miss California lost the crown, and maybe she should have. Your question was fair and concise. But I especially like how you phrased "why or why not" at the end, and left out the part where if she didn't agree with you, you would drag her name through the mud and villainize her internationally.

You take pride in your ability to "make or break" a person's career with a few swift strokes of your keyboard. I don't know that anyone would deny that you have a disproportionate amount of media sway. Perhaps you should consider that before lambasting a person just because they don't agree with you. You speak of justice, equality, and America. I'm not sure where "think like me, or I'll throw a tantrum" fits in to that.

I expected better from a self-described proponent of equality.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bravo. Excellently said.