Some people just hold grudges; or (as my grandmother used to say) “some people have such small, lonely, pitiful lives they have nothing better to do than try to make other people miserable.”
Hence Perez Hilton.
And, apparently, some of the people on the Miss California committee as well:
LOS ANGELES – Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, who stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy when she said gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry, got the word from pageant poobah Donald Trump on Wednesday: “You’re fired.”
Trump and other pageant leaders said Prejean was being sacked not because of her controversial remarks but because she hadn’t been holding up her end of the agreement she signed when she entered the pageant.
“This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization,” the California pageant’s executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement. Lewis had complained at a news conference last month that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.
After the complaints reached Trump, who owns Miss California USA’s parent organization, the mogul decided to give her a second chance and keep her on. On Wednesday he changed his mind and sided with Lewis.
“I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so,” Trump said in a statement. “Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.”
(Prejean) . . . denied being derelict in her post-pageant duties.
“I’ve tried to reach out to them and I’ve done several appearances and I’m going to be presenting at the Special Olympics this weekend as an honorary guest,” Prejean told the TV show. “I mean, I’ve been cooperating with them. I don’t see why this is happening.”
One source that was quoted in passing on Fox News stated that Carrie had as many as 45 — that’s forty-five — appearance requests for Carrie in May alone. And May is the month most college kids have Final Exams.
Miss USA **IS** supposed to be a freaking “Scholarship Program,” is it not?
And one of those “requests” was for Playboy Magazine to talk to Prejean about a semi-nude pictoral — Ikid you not! Did not the Miss California and Miss USA boards just give her hell about her art photos not a month ago? And then they turn around and try to get her to pose for damned Playboy?
Make no mistake; this was a set-up from the word go. They couldn’t get her before, but they damned sure got her now.
HERE is how you let Donald Trump know how you feel about this:
snail mail: 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Will Carrie Prejean be able to get her crown back? No, I doubt it. I doubt she’d want it, really, at this point. As someone commented on Twitter, “she’s already famous, and for all the right reasons.” Exactly so.
But Donald Trump will know how I feel about his decision to dismiss her. And he will know I don’t intend to get into his ground-level MLM opportunity, either.
And I’ll be praying for Carrie Prejean. She would appreciate that, I’m sure. Join me in that.