Beauty queen says she would not change a thing about her answer on Miss USA
Over the weekend, beauty queen Carrie Prejean, Miss California running for the title of Miss USA, offended many when she said she believed marriage should be exclusively between a man and a woman because that was how she had been raised. However, even if this statement cost her her crown, she is not sorry, as she has just revealed to Matt Lauer on “Today,” as TMZ informs.
Speaking with the talk show host, Prejean restated her belief that anyone in America was free to have their own opinions, even at the cost of something they held as dearly as she did the crown of Miss USA. Moreover, at everybody’s suggestion that she should have played it more safe and have found a way to diplomatically answer the question, the beauty queen has only one thing to say: as far as she’s concerned, she was biblically correct and, because of that, she has no regrets.
“The way that I answered might have been offensive... but for me, it was being biblically correct.” Prejean tells Lauer on the show. Of course, she is admittedly aware that many took it personally as an offense, despite the fact that she repeatedly stressed she did not mean her comments to be offensive for anyone. However, she adds, she plans to make of herself – and of her story of losing the crown of Miss USA for being honest, as she likes to put it – a parable for all young girls, who will thus learn that they need to stay true to themselves and not make compromises, no matter the price they pay.
As we noted earlier, the controversy began when blogger Perez Hilton asked Prejean on Miss USA over the weekend how she felt about same-gender marriages. She said she was raised to believe that only a man and a woman should wed, although she personally had nothing against things being otherwise. Nevertheless, her comments enraged many and might even have caused her to lose the crown, as Carrie sees it.
“It did cost me my crown. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that’s all I can do. It is a very touchy subject and I see where [Hilton] was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything.” Prejean shared hours after the controversy got in the media.