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Melissa King Video Reaction, Is It Time We Stopped ‘Slut Shaming’ Beauty Queens?

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The Melissa King video is the latest sex scandal to hit beauty queen culture, and the aspiring Miss Teen USA from Delaware “resigned” from her duties after a video on the internet surfaced painting her as less than our virginal ideals for young adult women.

And with the Melissa King video comes the reminder (second time this week) that women are really only as valuable as their purity — and like with everything else, we’ll only really be tolerate as long as we are “good girls” providing a model for the “children” to reject sex in all its forms. Melissa King, your job is to sit down and look pretty, not make choices that may involve sex!

The Melissa King video scandal comes on the heels of the high-profile and skin-crawl-inducing “We Saw Your Boobs” bit at the Oscars. In case you missed it, host Seth McFarlane and ostensibly the others involved in putting the show together took all the award-winning, successful women in the room and made them the subject of a montage of clips in which their breasts were bared. Humiliating, callous, crass and not even funny, the bit was not just creepily not consensual (because the women weren’t really able to opt out without potentially hurting their standing with the Academy), but also a reminder that no matter how far you get, you’re really just a pair of tits to us. Ha ha ha.

Enter Melissa King. King is the latest in a line of beauty queens forced to “resign” over sexual behavior, certainly not the last. (And by the “resignation,” the trend of force and coercion continues — not only are these women clearly “fired,” but the pageant officials never own their decision to do so and instead pawn it off on the ousted woman. Disgusting.)

And again the message is clear — Melissa King can sell her body in sanctioned settings, submitting to the indignities of the pageant culture without reproach. But when she owns her own body, and uses it as she wishes for sexual reasons, that is just unacceptable.

Pageants like the Miss Teen USA one Melissa King affiliated with are horribly sexist in and of themselves — but they could do a lot better for women, at least in allowing them to live their lives as they see fit outside the auditorium.

Do you think it’s high time women like Melissa King were allowed to make personal choices without the interference of pageant officials or the possibility of an end to their careers?

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11 Responses to “Melissa King Video Reaction, Is It Time We Stopped ‘Slut Shaming’ Beauty Queens?”

  1. Lyle Dentale

    This writer says this is ok to do. So we are to accept our beautiful young ladies to be prostitutes? Listen – she has the right to do whatever she wants with her body but don't expect there not be consequences. This is good it happened and continues to happen because maybe people will wake up and realize there is a complete moral breakdown in America. Anything goes. Well that is not good.

  2. Frank Inzitari

    What a dumb b****. what was the sense of the video? Why would she want that video taken of her?

  3. Kane Virgil

    Is Kim LaCapria vapid enough not to get the difference between the idiocy of beauty contests and the sheer nastiness whoring oneself out for $1500 (the pay she received), posting the scene of kneeling submissively while giving a blow-job, having her hair pulled while getting reamed doggy-style, having a load blown on her face then being told to wave at the camera while jizz is streaming down her face?

    LaCapria is either dumb as a rock or she hasn't seen the porn Ms King was in.

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