At the opening of the Malibu Lumber Yard yesterday (wait. why is Angie Harmon at the opening of a LUMBER YARD? Has she really become that irrelevant?), Angie defended Miss California’s controversial remarks about gay marriage:
“If someone is standing up for how they feel and talking about their beliefs, why are we punishing her for that?” Harmon, 36, told Usmagazine.com Tuesday at the opening of the Malibu Lumber Yard in Calif. “I just don’t understand how we’ve gotten to a place in America where, if someone doesn’t agree with everyone, then they are punished for it.”
Said Harmon, “I heard something in the car on the way over here, and it was like, ‘She wasn’t punished,’ but she lost because of it. So she was punished.”
“I find it incredibly disappointing,” she went on. “I mean, that is what she thinks. That’s what she believes. I’m not going to punish anyone for that. I don’t know if she lost because of it, but if she did, I think that is very disappointing. In the Miss USA, she can’t stand up for what she thinks or what she believes in? I don’t understand that.”
Do YOU think she was punished? I’m all for respecting other people’s beliefs and opinions…except when they are stupid and narrow minded. I think she has the right to her opinion and was honest with her views, but we the public and in this case judges also have right to criticize her for her answer. What do you think?