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Miss Universe Org. Declares War Over Anti-Gay Ad

5/5/2009 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Miss Universe Organization just told us they've fired off a cease and desist letter to the National Organization for Marriage -- after NOM used footage from the Miss USA 2009 pageant in an anti-gay marriage commercial.

The commercial -- which is currently still playing on NOM's website -- uses Carrie Prejean's pageant response to the gay marriage question as a selling point for the ad.

This doesn't mean the MUO is taking sides on the issue -- just saying NOM can't use the copyrighted material to promote their agenda.

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76.

perez is intollerant!    

I watched Hilary Clinton say the exact same thing on the Senate floor! Why is it okay for her to say it?

1904 days ago
77.

perez is intollerant!    

Perez is as disgusting as the freaks holding up cut up baby pics to stop abortion! Those kinds of things don't bring supporters to your cause!

1904 days ago
78.

annie    

Donald trump is an idiot. This pageant has always been dumb, but he's managing to help make it dumber. By the way, the reason he hates rosie o'donnell so much is that she did the THE MOST hysterical impersonation of trump i'd ever hope to see. that is what set him off against rosie. because she totally nailed him. it happened on "the view" when rosie was still a member of that {stupid} show. rosie, that was SO damn funny. you pissed off Mr. Ego so much.......because your impersonation was DEAD ON.
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he's NEVER calmed down about it since.

1904 days ago
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Mr.Jones    

""8. Here's a prime example of a huge problem. Americans love to ride the "freedom of speech" bus, but as soon as someone says something "politically incorrect", whether it is their belief or not, they are crucified. Ridiculous. I don't think there should be same sex marriage, either. That's my OPINION, i won't try to make anyone who disagrees change theirs. In an effort to please "the bleeding hearts" of society the right to freedom of speech has been pushed under the carpet. Truly sad.

Posted at 3:01PM on May 5th 2009 by SO TRUE""



And anyone who says that they do not agree with her are also giving their OPINION. Hypocrite.

1904 days ago
80.

talkstocoyotes    

"Here's a prime example of a huge problem. Americans love to ride the "freedom of speech" bus, but as soon as someone says something "politically incorrect", whether it is their belief or not, they are crucified."

The huge problem with this is that people allegedly "crucifying" a beauty queen are exercising their right of free speech too.

It's a two-way street. You can't trumpet the holy cause of free speech and then bring up ancient methods of execution when other people exercise it.

1903 days ago
81.

talkstocoyotes    

"I don't see any name calling."

Plenty of us might have recognized quite a lot of name-calling in a very short post. You compared same-sex relationships to incest, called them abnormal (yes, in this context a hate word) and, as a bonus, denigrated sex in general by asserting that its only purpose is breeding.

It might also be useful to remember that this "marriage is all about procreation" schtick overlooks the fact that in Western cultures, marriage has NOT been all about procreation for quite some time: since around the time of the Industrial Revolution.

1903 days ago
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