Wednesday, August 29

I Hate The Beautiful People

As far as I'm concerned, there's a big difference between the beautiful people and the Beautiful People.

The beautiful people are attractive. There's nothing wrong with that.

The Beautiful People (note the capital letters) get everything they want because they're attractive. I despise them.

One of the Beautiful People was on the Today Show this morning. It seems this Beautiful Person was a contestant on the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant or some other dreckish program this past weekend. During the pageant, she was asked why so many Americans couldn't find the United States on a world map.

Her answer started with: "I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps," and then meanders into some random references about South Africa, "the Iraq" and Asian countries.

Oh, it was a huge, glorious train wreck. Check it out here. If that link doesn't work, just head to YouTube.com and search for "Miss Teen USA 2007."

So, what happened when the Beautiful Person got on the Today Show? Does she apologize for being a vacuous cow? Of course not! She said the bright lights were to blame for her incoherent rant -- oh, and also, she didn't hear the question correctly.

Then came the moment on the Today Show that made me hate the Beautiful People most of all -- and it wasn't anything that the beauty pageant contestant did. Ann Curry and Matt Lauer consoled the Beautiful Person! They agreed that lighting and questions can be disorientating. They confessed that they, too, screw up all the time.

Once again, everything seems to work out in favor of the Beautiful People.

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