Miss USA Kára McCullough became an instant conservative celebrity and a target of the Left’s outrage virtually overnight after she gave a few politically incorrect answers to pageant questions Sunday night. But bullied and intimidated by the Left, Miss USA has been forced to recant.
McCullough, 25, drew fire from progressives when she answered a question from host Julianne Hough about affordable health care by saying that health care is not a right, but a privilege.
Julianne: District of Columbia, you're up. Do you think affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege and why?
Miss DC: I'm definitely going to say it's a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted health care, and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have a job. Therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide.
She also rejected progressive feminist ideology on feminism.
Miss DC: As a woman scientist in the government, I would like to lately transpose the word feminism to equalism. I don't really want to consider myself — try not to consider myself like this die hard, you know, like, oh, I don't really care about men, but one thing I want to say, though, women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace.
And I say firsthand I have witnessed the impact that women have in leadership in the medical sciences as well as in the office environment, so as Miss USA, I would hope to promote that kind of leadership responsibility globally to so many women worldwide.
Neanderthals on Twitter blasted McCullough, a nuclear scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with derogatory and sexist comments like “It’s always funny when dumb broads try to sound smart.” Indeed, the pushback from the Left was fierce. So fierce that Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America,” McCullough “clarified” what she meant.
“Not at all” surprised by the reaction, McCullough said “I would like to just take this moment to truly just clarify – because I am a woman, I am gonna own what I said – I am privileged to have health care and I do believe that it should be a right.”
“I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide.”
Leftist bullies win again. Conservatives can learn a lesson as old as time from this episode. Don’t make heroes out of celebrities. Nine out of ten times, liberal peer pressure will win out and your heroes will betray you.
It’s sad that it only took one day for Miss USA to crack.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
Hint: They have NOTHING outside of manufactured rage.