Another judge in the Miss USA pageant, former Miss USA Alicia Jacobs, has blogged her reaction to the debacle. And ooh, she throws some shade.
The beginning of Prejean’s answer was ok…but, she made the mistake of not knowing when to shut her mouth. As she continued to speak, I saw the crown move further & further away from her. When she finished, she looked strangely proud for a moment. Personally, I was STUNNED on several levels. First, how could this young woman NOT know her audience and judges? Let’s not forget that the person asking the question is an openly gay man, at least 2 people on the judges panel are openly gay. Another judge has a sister in a gay marriage. Her very own state pageant director, KEITH LEWIS is an openly gay man who has been a very generous benefactor of hers…in many ways. Did I mention I was STUNNED?
I was also personally insulted & hurt. Prejean’s words hit very close to home for me. Some of the most important people in my life, happen to be gay. A few months ago, on November 1, 2008, I was maid of honor at the wedding of my very dear friends, Robert Aganza & Jorge’ Rodriguez. I flashed back to that beautiful wedding ceremony, where everyone in the room was crying tears of joy & love. How can she be saying this, is all I could think in that moment. Remembering that we were on live television, I actually recall having to close my wide-opened mouth, I then looked over to Perez, who was seated right next to me, he was just shaking his head, he actually seemed a bit hurt? Then came the very loud booing in the theatre, followed by “a word from our sponsors.”
Jacobs has apparently thought better of the line I bolded above. Here’s how it initially appeared as reported in the Los Angeles Times: “KEITH LEWIS is an openly gay man who has been a very generous benefactor of hers…in many ways. (2 ways in particular….if you get my drift??)”
“2 ways in particular.” Bwa ha ha.