The newest Miss USA, District of Columbia’s Kara McCullough, found herself at the center of controversy during Sunday night’s pageant when she chose to answer questions with words that didn’t toe the accepted politically correct line.
McCullough, 25, answered a question about affordable health care by saying health care was a privilege and not a right. She said the country’s focus should be on getting more people jobs so they can afford health insurance. Liberals ran to Twitter to disagree — and complaints ranged from calling for the removal of the contestant to downright misogyny.
McCullough also answered a question later by saying that she did not consider herself a feminist. “I don’t want to call myself a feminist,” McCullough said. “Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace.” McCullough said she didn’t prefer the word “feminist” and “transferred the word feminist to equalism.” The liberal crowd chimed in once more.
What’s ironic here is that people on social media were in a celebratory mood most of the night, since the top five contestants were quite a diverse group of women; only one caucasian contestant made the cut.
The reactions to McCullough’s answers showed that the Left has a deep love for diversity, except when it comes to political opinions that don’t precisely match theirs.
Despite the outrage, McCullough also earned a fair amount of support from those who saw a woman onstage standing up for what she believed in, no matter the consequences.
In the end, McCullough represented far more of America’s opinions and feelings than some would like to admit. Now that she’s been crowned Miss USA, she will next compete for Miss Universe.
In her intro video for the pageant, McCullough said: “My definition of success is not allowing fear or failure to define me. I’ve always recognized the process before the outcome. As a female scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission I feel successful walking into my agency, because I know only I can control my destiny. It all became clear that I am in competition with myself, when I overcame my fear of math at a young age, graduated with a degree in radiochemistry and decided to be the only scholar in my class to major in radiochemistry.”