First, there was the slab of meat with eyes that the rest of my family refers to as my brother-in-law. Now, professional victim of society Carrie Prejean is back in the news.
Prejean was Miss California for the Miss USA pageant. She lost because she doesn't support gay marriage. When she was simply stating her beliefs, I didn't care. That's her opinion, she wasn't acting like a jerk, so fine. I was content to just ignore her and let her think the way she wants. Then the Christian Right (which, like the Moral Majority, is neither) embraced her as a symbol of how people were being discriminated against for their Christian beliefs. Prejean knew a gravy train when she saw one and jumped on board, going on speaking engagements about how important it is to hold on to your Christian principals in this day in age and other stuff. Her book, which I suspect is ghost written due to the turnaround time, comes out next week, in case you need to level your table.
Prejean was also suing the Miss California Pageant officials when they bounced her from the title because she was acting like an attention whore instead of upholding the values of Miss California (whatever those are). Please note when those nude photos of her surfaced, they didn't even factor in. She continues to embrace the label of traditional Christian values and the persecution complex that brings in the bucks.
This week, the negotiations ended. Rather sudden like. Prejean was demanding a settlement of over $1 mil to walk away. Officials apparently decided they were done fucking around. They promptly produced a video tape. It was a sex tape starring Prejean. (The tape's authenticity has been confirmed, so those nude pics weren't the biggest skeleton in her closet after all.) At least one web site has a copy of it, but they are sitting on it, supposedly out of respect for her because it is so racy.
In other words, you want to keep this gravy train the Christians have put you on to continue? Then walk away.
She did. The officials are paying $100K for Prejean's lawyers and publicists, which is just a fraction of the total cost. And Prejean is getting nothing.
No doubt she'll still be around to tell us how sorry we should feel for her that she never got to be Miss USA. Say what you will about Miss South Carolina, she just had a brain fart and has lived it down with grace and humor. Not so Prejean. No one wants to hear her talk about how she victimized herself, they'd rather hear someone else is to reaffirm their paranoia. Some celebrities and fans truly do deserve each other.