AceShowbiz - Perez Hilton refused to lay down the issue of gay marriage that was controversially opposed by Miss California at the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, April 19. The celebrity blogger who was made a guest judge at the event, appeared on "Larry King Live" on Monday, April 20 to address why he asked such question.
"I felt it was a very important question for me to ask," Perez explained. "It wasn't meant to be a big bomb, or a very hard question to answer for that matter. She knew she had lost because it was a bad answer."
He continued, "Miss USA should be all-inclusive. I heard very loud boos, and to my knowledge it was the first time a contestant had been booed. ...I am very glad that I asked the question, and that we are having this conversation."
21-year-old Carrie Prejean, representing California, answered a question from Perez which was: "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?"
Her answer was: "Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and in, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman."
Perez was not pleased with that but Prejean did not regret her answer. "It did cost me my crown," she said on Monday's Billy Bush Show. "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."
At the same time, Perez also took it to his blog, calling her a "dumb b***h". Keith Lewis, Co-Executive Director of Miss California USA/Teen USA also released a statement saying "Although I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit, I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone. Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family."
Below is an excerpt of the interview with %cLarry King%, while the full version can be viewed on Perez Hilton.com.