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Businesses Distance Themselves from Carrie Prejean

Timothy Kincaid

April 30th, 2009

Being Miss California is good for a modeling career. Businesses like the prestige of a title to go along with a pretty face and believe the positive image will reflect on their business.

Usually.

But turning your pageant presence into a controversial political campaign to deny rights to others is one sure way to get potential – and past – employers to want nothing to do with you.

On the Miss California USA webpage, one sponsor wants you to know right up that they want nothing to do with Prejean’s anti-gay campaign:

Official Statement from Hotel Zoso

Hotel Zoso was a local sponsor for the 2009 state pageant and is a non-discriminatory hotel welcoming persons from all walks of life regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or personal beliefs.

While we support freedom of speech, the answer Miss California gave does not reflect the stance or opinion of Hotel Zoso management.”

On the site bio for Prejean it says:

Carrie is a model and was recently featured in “Blisss Magazine” as one of the center folds “Super Taste” model of the month. She is on the cover of PJ Salvage Fall Catalog 2008. The face of “Double Happiness Jewelry” and just shot the campaign for “Naughty Monkey” a women’s shoe line. …

But Stephanie Wells, the creative director for Double Happiness Jewelry, makes clear that she does not want to be in any way associated with Prejean’s anti-gay activism.

Hello – Carrie is not the face of Double Happiness Jewelry. Carrie has worked as a contract model for us in the past, twice – we have worked with other models before Carrie and since working with Carrie. I did not even know she was Miss CA or that claim was on her website prior to this whole controversy.

Double Happiness is pro freedom – pro choice, pro gay marriage, pro blonde, pro brunette, pro white chocolate, pro dark chocolate – basically pro good people who do good things with their lives.

We believe that all people/animals deserve all basic (for lack of a better word) human rights worldwide, and we hope that day will come soon.

I hope it will too, Stephanie.

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Ben in Oakland
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

Well, whoopsie, Carrie.

Does anyone know what happened to Anita Bryant’s career after her career as a bigot?

It disappeared– and this was 30 years ago.

you go girl.

elaygee
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

She should lose her crown as Miss California

Bruno
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

Stephanie from Double Happiness ROCKS.

Eddie89
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

Well, according to Gossip Boy, Anita Bryant is still alive and vile as ever!

She has reconnoitered herself in Oklahoma City and is preparing some sort of big, anti-gay, second-coming of Anita type of brouhaha.

Perhaps Anita will tag team with Carrie and NOM and they’ll release a full length movie called The anti-Gay Rage: Carrie 3 Where Carrie will be back at the pageant and this time she possesses telekinetic powers after being subjected to endless humiliation by Perez Hilton and she goes all ape shite on the entire judges panel, like Godzilla on Tokyo!

Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of Xtian beauty contestants!

Kathleen
May 4th, 2009 | LINK

How dare Carrie Prejean talk about her God and how she gave the biblically correct answer? I am outraged and appalled at her holier than thou attitude. She grew up with a mother who married and divorced men faster than Elizabeth Taylor. Last count she was on her fourth divorce. . . . “That’s how she was raised??”
So she forgives her immoral mother but can’t be fair and generous to all people and allow them the right to marry even once? She is an opportunistic airhead who can barely string a bunch of words together to make a sentence.

Timothy Kincaid
May 5th, 2009 | LINK

Kathleen,

do you have a source for your comments about her mother’s string of marriages?

Naughty Monkey
May 8th, 2009 | LINK

Naughty Monkey is a fashion footwear company.
Naughty Monkey does not make political statements in the hiring of its models.
Naughty Monkey also does not ask the political views or beliefs of the models when hiring them.
Naughty Monkey is an equal opportunity organization.
Naughty Monkey used the services of Ms. Carrie Prejean prior to the Miss USA 2009 pageant.
There is no ad campaign currently being run by Naughty Monkey involving Ms. Prejean.

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