You would think that Kara McCullough would be a liberal icon considering their current obsession with identity politics: she’s an African-American female scientist with enough dignity and poise to be crowned Miss USA. But because she espoused several conservative viewpoints throughout the competition, McCullough is effectively banished from the left’s so-called big tent.
McCcullough, who holds a chemistry degree from South Carolina State University and works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and represented Washington D.C. in the nationwide beauty pageant, immediately lost 100 Oppression Points™ by expressing controversial views on health care and feminism.
When asked whether she believe that health care was a right or a privilege, McCullough replied: “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.” That’s when the Bernie Sanders voters collectively turned against her.
Later, McCullough was then invited to give her viewpoint on feminism. She used the opportunity to note that she prefers the word “equalism” over feminism: “I don’t want to call myself a feminist. Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace.” Once they woke up from their fainting spell, that’s when the Hillary supporters turned against her.
Once the competition was over and McCullough had snatched the crown, she offered a noncontroversial view of the current state of the country.
“I believe we’ve come a long way and there is more work to be done. I think domestically we are making progress and I do believe that we will become equal one day,” she said.