Miss America finally apologizes to Vanessa Williams for a scandal that seems so trivial now, Kim Davis continues using God to judge people and Tiny Harris gets into it with Nia Riley.
It has been 32 years since Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the Miss America title. Her historic turn as the head beauty queen was cut short thanks to a nude photo (taken way before she competed for the title) that was published by Penthouse magazine, which ultimately lead to her resigning from her post.
Last night, after decades of living with the scandal, Williams received a long awaited apology from the Miss America organization during this year’s television competition.
“You have lived your life in grace and dignity, and never was it more evident than during the events of 1984 when you resigned…Though none of us currently in the organization were involved then, on behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams… for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be.”
This is a really big moment not just for Williams but for the organization itself. There is no doubt that the events that lead to her resigning had a lot to do with the fact that she was the first black woman to win and the powers at be (I mean this was 1983) clearly found whatever they could to ruin that.
Despite the craziness, she has done damn well for herself as an accomplished singer and actress among a host of other things.
I can’t with this woman. Being hailed a hero by the conservative right, she, to me, is a walking contradiction. She was jailed, bailed out of jail by Mike Huckabee and his minions and is now back at work doing the same damn thing she was doing before, defying the law.
Yes, she proclaims “I’m no hero” but that does not mean she doesn’t take all the attention and other forms of appreciation she receives. With her return back to work, (which I don’t even understand how or why she still has the job she has) she tries to explain the predicament with which she is faced, calling it a “seemingly impossible choice … my conscience or my freedom.”
While she was gone and even as she has returned to her office, her deputies did in fact issue marriage licenses without her authority. She however wants all those licenses to clearly say that they are being issued under federal authority. You have got to be kidding me.
Here’s my gripe with this woman. I’m going to let you in on a little secret about Davis that shows how hypocritical she and her followers are. She is a part of a religious institution that believes women should not wear pants at all because of certain scriptures that they interpret as saying so. But if she was a cashier at a department store and she had to ring up a woman who was purchasing pants, I bet she would not deny them that purchase even though it goes against one of her core beliefs… but I digress.
This whole thing is so outrageous and for me, the most disgusting part of it all is that Davis really, truly believes that she has the God given right to act in accordance with her beliefs on this matter.
Why, why, why grown women? Why do you keep setting these horrible examples of female being trifling? Tiny Harris, who is married to rapper T.I, checked Love and Hip Hop…star…Nia Riley for rumors she started on Instagram.
While airing out Nas, her ex bestie who claims to be sleeping with Nia’s boo Soulja boy, she brought the singer and her husband into the mix.
“Let’s talk about how you fucked Bow Twist, Wayne, TI AND HIS WIFE! Bitch how dare you?!”
Now Nia let’s Nas really have it and went down a list of all the people she claims to have slept with, but did she really have to bring in T.I and Tiny? Well, it doesn’t matter now because Tiny is not having it.
“I’m jus getting wind of the shit said about me & my husband. At the end of the day u ain’t got no business throwing me & my ppl & anyone else for that matter in your messy ass relationship… we don’t even know this girl u speaking on. Keep my name out of your mouth period!!!!! & that’s as nice as I can put it.”
Hmmm, that was pretty nice. Nia, who is messy as hell over some lame ass dude, hasn’t responded yet.