Magician and Miss USA judge Penn Jillette says he’s happy a pageant queen from Tennessee fell short to Miss California USA Alyssa Campanella because her onstage answer to a question about burning Qurans ran afoul of the First Amendment.
The vocal half of illusionist duo Penn and Teller said on Twitter that he’s glad to have helped Miss Tennessee USA Ashley Durham lose the Miss USA competition on Sunday night. Campanella will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant in September in Brazil, while Durham placed second.
“She negated the whole First Amendment,” Jillette said in a tweet Sunday night. “Glad to help her lose.”
He further said that Durham was fine in expressing disdain for religious burnings but shouldn’t have advocated taking away freedoms.Continue Reading on news.yahoo.com