Momlogic's Jill: How do I explain to my teen daughters why Miss California suffers no consequences for her dishonesty?
Mr. Trump, although I'm not necessarily surprised you let Miss California keep her crown ... I'm very disappointed in you. You're a dad -- and you should know better. Miss California Carrie Prejean broke the rules. She publicly lied about it. And for this, you reward her by commending her behavior and allowing her to keep her crown. Really?
Do you understand what message this sends to young girls? I guess we tell our daughters that it's okay for Carrie to violate the conditions of her pageant contract by getting breast implants, posing topless (multiple times), and failing to disclose any of it until it was uncovered (pun intended). We explain that there are no repercussions for her promiscuity and dishonesty -- rather, she receives recognition and speaking engagement offers. Not to mention the conversation we had to have about tolerance and compassion after she inarticulately lambasted gay marriage during the competition.
Carrie Prejean is sadly just an example of how controversy and deceit equal fame and success in our society. I mean: Does anyone even remember the name of the winner of the Miss USA pageant? No. But Carrie Prejean is a household name.
Thanks for nothing, Donald Trump!