On the news of Carrie Prejean losing her crown as Miss California, I am certain that there are many who are celebrating. The celebrations would be spiteful in nature, held by those who disagreed with her views on traditional marriage values and who were less than thrilled when she retained her crown after the photos starting surfacing. (You know, the photos most of you reading this checked out in detail!)
Here’s a different take on the announcement. If Ms Prejean was not upholding her end of the contract to make appearances on behalf of the pageant, and if she was making appearances not sanctioned by the pageant, then more than likely, she had abandoned the role quite some time ago as well. The firing was a formality to bring to close her former public life and to usher her into her new role—whatever that may be.
Here’s a bit of a theory for you to chew on: Donald Trump wisely decided to pass on the controversial issues that brought Carrie out of the shadows. Actually, the controversy was perhaps a media boon to him and the pageant. He would have little reason to quash it. But given a month’s time—time enough to let all parties work on a succession plan and time enough for some of the negative and positive hoopla to die down—it was time to cut the strings.
My personal belief is that Carrie Prejean is none the worse for the trouble and actually much better off without the burden of that crown on her head. The crown was not as much a reward as it was a sign of ownership and censorship by the pageant.
It’s not the last we’ve heard of this controversy as attorneys are already arguing the facts of the dismissal. We’ll see.