Queen fight! Attention, everyone, Queen fight!
No, seriously: It's South Beach's reigning queen versus the self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media" fighting over a beauty queen.
Miami's premier drag queen and local paragon of sophistication and elegance, Elaine Lancaster, took to Steve Rothaus's Herald Blog today to give Perez Hilton a videotaped lesson in manners.
Miss Lancaster was beside herself when Hilton, on his blog, called her fellow beauty queen, Miss California Carrie Prejean, a B-word and a C-word. "Now, what kind of person does that? Not anyone I know, or would care to know!"
Hilton and Prejean infamously first crossed paths at the Miss USA pageant, where Hilton was a judge. During the Q&A, session Hilton asked her for her opinion on gay marriage. Prejean opened her mouth and the shiny new gem of a phrase, "opposite marriage," rattled off a bunch of garbage about how she doesn't believe in gay marriage. Hilton emerged from the sad dungeon of his gossip headquarters the next day to call her the B-word and the C-word.
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Lancaster, of course, doesn't agree with Prejean's stance on marriage, but says "as a member of the gay community, I've always made it my effort to build bridges as opposed to burning them. And who are we? We're always trying to ask for equality and freedoms and rights and privileges that are afforded to every other American. But yet we want to slam someone because they have a different opinion than you? That's not the way you do it."
This is, of course, after she calls Hilton ugly and a parasite, but well spoken nonetheless.
By the way, has anyone asked Hialeah's own beauty queen-cum-councilwoman Katherine Cue for her take on the pressing issue of opposite marriage?