A US beauty pageant hopeful was called "a dumb bitch" by a celebrity judge after candidly answering a question about same-sex marriage.
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked by contest judge and celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton for her views on gay marriage during the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, samesame.com reports.
Hilton asked this question: “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalise same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”
“Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other,” 21-year-old Prejean said.
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage," she continued.
"You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offence to anybody out there.
"But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you.”
Hilton, the self proclaimed "Queen of all media" who has campaigned for gay equal rights, called the answer “the worst answer in pageant history”.