Friday, 6 November 2009

Carrie hate is back again

It's been a while since I've posted much about Carrie Prejean, but recent events compel comment.

It's a little hard to know exactly what's happened, but it seems to go something like this. Carrie was suing the Miss USA pageant and in return, they were counter-suing over something else. This week, they reached an out-of-court settlement. It then emerged via TMZ that there was supposedly a video doing the rounds of a Carrie masturbating. The inference was that she was forced into a settlement because of this video.

There are a few things to say about this...

1. The video. So what? Even if it is genuine, I fail to see what's wrong with it. Show me someone who has never masturbated and I'll show you a liar. Masturbating doesn't make you a hyprocrite just because you happen to be a Christian. Some Christians - shock! horror! - even have sex!

2. Why would the video force Carrie to settle? It wouldn't have any bearing on the facts of the court case. If Carrie was compelled to settle or face the video being made public isn't that tantamount to blackmail?

3. Clearly Carrie had something on the Miss USA pageant because she's supposedly received a $100,000 settlement from them. Sure it's far less than the $1 million she was seeking, but if the video is so damning and Carrie's case so weak, why any settlement at all?

Anyway, whatever the truth of the matter all the legal business has now come to a halt and Carrie should be able to move on, but we're still left with the vilification of an honest young woman because of her religious beliefs, which is pretty much what she's had to deal with since that fateful encounter with Perez Hilton.

For those of you out there who have supported Carrie in recent months, now is time to stand up for her once again. She is a good person and she doesn't deserve to be on the receiving end of such hatred.

On a more positive note, Carrie's book is out Monday! Actually, Amazon are shipping it already as they sent me an email to that effect last night, so please go online and order it now. It's a great way to show your support for Carrie and learn the truth about what really happened to her.

To order in the US, click here, to order in the UK, click here (I receive no commission).

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