Celebrity News April 23, 2009
Death Threats for Pageant Judge?
Is one of the Miss USA judges receiving death threats?
That's chillingly true! Judge and former Miss Nevada and TV reporter Alicia Jacobs received email death threats and other hate mail after fellow judge Perez Hilton asked a contestant her stance on gay marriage.
Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean if she thought states should follow Vermont's lead and legalize gay marriage. Prejean answered with a smile, "In my country, and in my family, I think I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
Jacobs later blogged, "If I could have made her 51st runner-up, I would have." She says she was stunned by the beauty queen's answer and wrote:
"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."
Jacobs has since taken down the blog post.