Miss District of Columbia, Kara McCullough, was crowned the new Miss USA last night. And she’s already under fire.
During Sunday night’s pageant, McCullough was asked if she thinks that affordable healthcare for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege. She said it is a privilege.
The pageant queen says:
“As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”
Furthermore, she was later asked in the competition what she considers feminism, and if she considers herself a feminist. McCullough proceeded to say she likes to “transpose” the word feminism to “equalism.”
“I don’t want to call myself a feminist,” McCullough said. “Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace.”
The 25-year-old’s comments did not resonate well with some viewers, who took to Twitter to slam the new Miss USA.
“#MissUSA Miss DC just lost me with that answer….Affordable healthcare is a privilege? Girl bye,” tweeted a user named @dazella_may.
“DC just disqualified herself with that answer #MissUSA,” a user named Keeni Rodgers piled.
However, some users defended McCullough.
“Black people hating on #MissUSA because of conservative positions need to stop acting like owned brainwashed slaves to the left,” a user named Darnell Wesh said of McCullough, who is African-American.
Socialites, what do you think about Miss USA’s controversial pageant answers?