Oh dear. As Twitchy reported, Miss Alabama weighed in on the NSA controversy during last night’s Miss USA Pageant. But Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, gave an answer to a question that caused major buzz.
Ms. Powell took to Twitter before the pageant.
— Teale Shawn Murdock (@RealMissUTusa) June 16, 2013
— Teale Shawn Murdock (@RealMissUTusa) June 15, 2013
Oh, honey. Perhaps she should have prepped the question and answer segment a bit more.
Miss Utah's answer to why men still make more than women: "We must create education better." Seriously, that really just happened. #MissUSA
— Dave Weekley (@weekley) June 17, 2013
— Abbey Alexander (@thewhiskygypsy) June 17, 2013
How long until someone posts a YouTube video of Miss Utah, similar to the Miss South Carolina debacle from a few years ago…
— cheerUPDATES (@cheerUPDATES) June 17, 2013
Ask and ye shall receive. Twitter, of course, had video available right away. Watch. And cringe:
— Pat Campbell (@PC1170) June 17, 2013
Miss Utah's amazing answer to women being the breadwinners yet making less than men: https://t.co/8DODcVu5U3
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) June 17, 2013
The mockery was swift and snicker-worthy.
— Drew (@FigDrewton) June 17, 2013
Ha! Many Twitter users were reminded of Miss Teen South Carolina and her infamous answer … “such as”:
Miss Utah USA Gives Worst Pageant Answer Since Miss South Carolina
— AK (@PolishedTweeter) June 17, 2013
— Brett Skinner (@BrettSkinner4) June 17, 2013
Miss Utah is the new Miss Teen SC… crash and burn. #missusa2013
— The Rules (@RulesForBelles) June 17, 2013
— Garrett Hanrahan (@GatorGarrett6) June 17, 2013
Hey, Miss South "Maps" Carolina! You're finally off the hook. Send the thank you card to Miss Utah! #missusa
— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) June 17, 2013
So, there’s that! Move over, Miss Teen South Carolina.
This is so sad. Miss Utah just used the sentence "we need to create education better" confidently in a response.
— Mason Bergh (@MasonBergh) June 17, 2013
— Guyism.com (@Guyism) June 17, 2013
— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) June 17, 2013
Or was it the best thing ever?
I agree with Miss Utah that we should create education better. Haters. http://t.co/LHXCKvSX2c
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 17, 2013
Miss Utah USA's answer (paraphrased) pic.twitter.com/W8JmxJq5TV
— Mind of Men (@MindofMales) June 17, 2013
— Conor Behan (@platinumjones) June 17, 2013
Miss Utah – 'We must create education better.'
Coming to you live from the Derek Zoolander Center for Children Who Can't Read Good ?
— Hourglass & Chic (@HourglassChic) June 17, 2013
Sitting here, starring at my computer screen embarrassed on behalf of Miss Utah USA. #NotBantuEducation
— Nguni Supreme King (@abongilem) June 17, 2013
Miss USA 2013: Miss Utah's garbled answer becomes online hit http://t.co/86rw1uFble
She certainly scored high in the buzz category! Fox & Friends discussed it this morning:
What do you think about Miss #Utah's response last night on why women are still making less than men in the workplace? Was it a 'miss' take?
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) June 17, 2013
And some Twitter users think that she should be cut some slack.
Lighten up people, Miss Utah @RealMissUTusa was just nervous, and messed up her wording – give her a break would ya?
— Virtual Boyfriend (@MyVirtualBF) June 17, 2013
Poor Miss.Utah is trending. Give her a break.
— liz (@edelawder) June 17, 2013
People still tweeting about how Miss Utah stumble on her question, give her a break. I'll love to see you talk in front of a million people?
— Michael McGlaun (@MichaelKalebbb) June 17, 2013
And others choose to focus on different, err, assets.
I love how this article goes over the flub then ends it with "and here's Ms. Utah in a bikini." I lol'd. http://t.co/sX3pY8RlD6
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 17, 2013
Miss Utah can do no wrong by me. Answer any question however you want. pic.twitter.com/xnYFzMzDjo
— Alex Waite (@alexjrwaite) June 17, 2013
In any event, thanks for the giggles, Miss Utah!
If you're having trouble sleeping like me… watch Miss UTAH say the dumbest thing ever to at least make you laugh! http://t.co/gsW1iRITVc
— Todd Shapiro (@iamToddyTickles) June 17, 2013