Her immaturity is starting to get annoying
Posted by Frith on 11/15/2009, 3:05 pm, in reply to "Are bikinis, boob jobs & pageants un-Christian?"
I have stood with Carrie Prejean from the get-go, believing all along that she gave an honest and sensible answer to what was clearly an inappropriate question (back on day one, at the pageant; not the Larry King incident). Whether you agree with her views or not, she is entitled to express them when pressed to do so. I would be less supportive had she been on an active campaign against this group or that. But she wasn't. She had kept quiet until that idiot at the pageant shoved her into a corner. |
Moreover, I don't see anything particularly wrong with having religious convictions AND doing sexy things...as long as you don't go around preaching righteousness and virtue to others. Which, as far as I know, she didn't, and hasn't.
The Larry King Live episode this week, however, was, well, a bit awkward to say the least. Her botched attempt at a walk-off seemed staged to me. And the timing certainly was clumsy (If you didn't see it, she accused King of asking an inappropriate question and announced--somewhat nonchalantly, I thought--that she was "about to" leave his show. She then unhooked her mic and earpiece as if she were walking out--but then just sat there, looking dumb. I wondered whether her dress might be caught on the chair or something. Poor Larry was asking, "Can you hear me?" "Can she hear me?" And she replied, "I can't hear you". It was nothing short of bizarre).
Again, I hesitate to condemn Carrie; I do find her likeable. But that definitely was not her best moment. To me, it came off as an immature attempt to make a point which she then promptly proceeded to blow all to hell. It would have been better if she had put her hands over her ears and launched into a diatribe on why USAmericans and folks in the Iraq can't afford maps.
But, okay, Carrie is something like 22, is she not?. She's a kid, and maybe not quite ready for prime time. I would advise her to get out of the limelight for awhile and let the controversy fizzle out. She has a lot on the ball: beauty, brains, ethics, and an articulate charisma. And lots of time to be someone of consequence.
So, I say to Carrie, give it a rest, hon. Oh, and with respect to what you send future boyfriends, don't assume that your private antics will remain private forever. This is the age of the web, remember? And you are somewhat famous...