I found an awesome quote the other day that reminds me of how I’ve been feeling for the last little while. “What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.” - Hansell B. Duckett
Warning, this is a slightly more colorfully worded blog than usual. If you are offended by a little language, this may not be the blog for you to read.
So the radio station that plays at work has the Ryan Seacrest show on in the afternoon, so I am able to get my daily dose of celebrity gossip in. I’ve never been so informed before which is a admittedly a little weird. I now join in on conversations that I would have had no contribution to whatsoever in the past, but I digress. A few days ago Ryan had Perez Hilton on the show. For those of you who don’t know, he is the judge who asked the ever controversial question about gay marriage (which I thought was a little out of place for that particular forum, but it was what it was) at the Miss USA competition to Miss California that has everyone’s panties in a twist. Perez has a blog where he often has very unflattering posts about celebrities and their goings on. He also promotes new movies, whatever he feels like. Ok, fine. That’s what a blog is supposed to be. The point I’m getting to is that when Ryan was talking to him, he made the comment about American Idol contestant Adam Lambert and how he was so glad that he was candid about who he was and that people should be honest about who they are and what they stand for, but in the same interview he trashed on Miss California, Carrie Prejean, saying that he wasn’t looking to hear the answer that Carrie Prejean would have given, but the answer that Miss USA would give. WHAT THE HELL!? This was only a few minutes after the Adam Lambert comment. So what’s the deal? I mean why is it ok for him to be true to his convictions, but it isn’t ok for her to stand up for hers? Is this because he was personally offended by her answer to his question at the competition? Is it because Adam and Perez are both gay? Is it because they are both men? I don’t hate gay’s or men, but it makes me wonder. How is this considered alright here people!? What a hypocrite! Both are role models and have a lot of publicity, therefore a large impact on the people they touch. In fact, it’s a pretty good chance that Adam will have more of an impact than Carrie because of the intense popularity of the show and the way our pop stars are idolized in our society, so I don’t really want to hear how she should be answering how a representative of America should be answering. That’s a load of crap as far as I’m concerned. This is why our government is shit. It’s because our politicians are answering how they ‘should be’ answering and no one has the balls to stand up for what they actually believe in anymore. It’s all about what they should say and not what they really believe in. You know, I think that props should go to both Adam and Carrie in their respective situations. They have both been true to what they feel and whether I agree with them or not, at least they had the guts to stand up for themselves in the face of the media that can (most) often be cruel. And I think Perez can go to hell. Get your standards straight before you start shooting your mouth off and being a total prick. Just a thought.