Miss Teen USA to keep crown despite use of racial slurs


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/01/miss-teen-usa-to-keep-crown-de.html


#2

It sounds like she needs something, but is there any reason to believe she’s growing?


#3

It actually seems like it would be disingenuous to be “Miss USA” and not be a little racist…

But seriously, after a quick google, by comparison, the previous crown stripping was for using a professional hair and makeup artist (miss Florida). Surprised to learn that that is against the rules…Favorite quote from the Miss Florida article (in light of the current story) - “She made a poor life choice.”


#4

Ugh. Never was a fan of pageants or pageant people, and OMG this bunch is sooo diverse.

FYI: I am not trying to rationalize this. Really. And yes, take away the crown.

But I am seriously wondering, what is the statute of limitations for such a thing? Or is she doomed to wear this albatross around her neck for eternity?


#5

What’s the point of being a privileged rich white girl if you can’t get away with things?


#6

There are white, blonde teenagers using profane language, okay? That’s with Obama. When I’m in there, I’ll take care of the white, blonde teenagers. I may even want to date some of them, even though they aren’t my daughters. I’ll build a wall and we’ll keep all the people who take offense at profane language out and make them pay for it, believe me. It will be terrific.


#7

That was disgusting, really.


#8

Uhhmmm… eternity, I think.

The Internet never forgets.

(Disclaimer: I know someone, somewhere has used those words in that order and in the same sense. I don’t know exactly who, when, or how many times before. I’m sorry. Please don’t hurt me.)


#9

You are going to do this with every post, right? Even the 99% off learn to code ones? Please?


#10

Wow, that lineup of finalists looks like a Fox News casting call for Gretchen Carlson’s replacement.


#11

To be fair, she looks in her early forties, not in her teens.


#12

You beat me to it.

These are teenagers???


#13

Yet another poster child for Trump. Miss Nazi Child USA.


#14

Was gonna write the same thing. Breeding the next generation of Fox “reporters”.


#15

They all look like the young woman in the poster that used to hang in the grocery store explaining why they checked everyone’s ID on all alcohol sales. A few years later they replaced it with this, which I enjoyed so much more.


#16

Granny Clampett?

That’s awesome.

Stores here just say they card everyone who looks under 40.


#17

Taints are personal.


#18

She seems to ooze with klass.


#19

Way back when I was freshly 21… The grocery store in Rolla MO near the dorms I liven in, carded EVERYONE. They still sold more booze than any other store in the chain. I was surprised they let me buy the motley choice of booze with a bunch of minors I was gonna hand it all over to waiting on the other side of the checkout.


#20

FTA: Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a better person."

If that’s honest…isn’t that what “we” want?