New Miss USA Under Fire for Rejecting Feminism, Saying Health Care Is Not a Right
Newly-crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough is taking some heat for her answers during the question rounds of last night's competition.
McCullough, who was representing the District of Columbia, was asked whether she thinks that affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege. McCullough said it is a privilege.
Later in the evening, McCullough was asked to explain what she considers feminism to be and whether she considers herself feminist. McCullough said she likes to "transpose" the word feminism to "equalism."
Many social media users called out McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
It's incredibly sad that in 2017, a woman is striving to occupy a position of influence w/ no understanding of what feminism is. #MissUSA
— courtney (@seecourttweet) May 15, 2017
— mollie (@mollie64438390) May 15, 2017
— Miss Black SAV (@ambriibrii) May 15, 2017
— Brittany Sambogna (@winteriscominDT) May 15, 2017
— Kati (@microboston) May 15, 2017
Dang I wanted Miss D.C to win but I'm sorry affordable health care is not a privilege. Health care should be a human right! #MissUSA
— Kandacy Adams (@_KandKand) May 15, 2017
On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Kristin Tate said it was refreshing to see McCullough win, since she represents an often overlooked type of diversity: diversity of thought.
"Kudos to these Miss USA judges who crowned her and celebrated true diversity," Tate said.
She said that "left-wing moon bats" have come out of the woodwork to criticize McCullough simply because she has different opinions than what they were expecting.
"A lot of people making these nasty attacks say that they are feminists, yet they're tearing down this strong woman because, again, she doesn't fit their narrative," Tate said.