As you may have noticed, the media has been incapable of ignoring the hurricane of hypocrisy that continues to swirl around Carrie Prejean, the world's preachiest underwear model, whose brain-dead babblings will remain cause for mockery for at least the next seven years (and have been helpfully distilled and montaged for historians by the good folks at Gawker.)
However, as I often have to remind myself to remind myself, not everyone is a boneheaded bimbo, and there is a wealth of evidence that an unprecedented number of Americans understand that discrimination based on sexual orientation is wrong.
This point was recently made thrillingly clear by a ridiculous source: a copy of US Weekly my dude brought home from the airport, featuring a variety of celebrities responding to Miss California's gay-marriage statements, beginning with pictured star Miley Cyrus:
"I believe that everyone deserves to be happy...God's greatest commandment is to love. And judging is not loving."
A pretty wispy statement of support, but semi-revolutionary anyway, coming from a Disney-certified teen superstar with more legitimate influence in her discarded Hannah Montana wig than Carrie Prejean has in her entire silicon-injected body.
Also, as history buffs will remember, in the '90s, even mild displays of affection between people of the same gender were prohibitively controversial for mass media (see Rosanne's would-be "gay kiss" and the total neutering of Tom Hanks and Antonio Banderas' relationship in Philadelphia). Which makes plainspoken celebrity statements like these so refreshing and valuable.
From former Dawson's Creek cutie Joshua Jackson:
"I believe in equal right for all people, so I absolutely believe in gay people's right to marry."
From pop warbler Rob Thomas:
"It's ridiculous that it's 2009 and we're still talking about it. That two people who love each other wouldn't be able to be married just seems barbaric."
From Connie Britton, who I've never heard of either, but apparently she's an actress on Friday Night Lights:
"I am 150 percent for gay marriage. I believe that people who love each other and want to get married should go get married. Period."
Some people may think, "What's the big deal? Of course Hollywood liberals are okay with gays!" These people should be reminded that despite Hollywood liberals' decade-spanning okayness with the gays, few people were ever willing to talk about it. Until recently, that is, and hoo-fucking-rah.
As for Carrie Prejean, she should know that being a braindead bimbo is not a get-out-of-bigotry-free card, as other braindead bimbos have proven surprisingly capable of grasping the basic facts of equal rights. From nebulous fauxlebrity Heidi Montag:
"I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married."