Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked to step down yesterday. The official reason was that Carrie refused to attend, or missed, official Miss California appearances. The real reason is that popular opinion did not agree with Carrie's political views. Here is Carrie's official statement in response to the firing.
I guess we shouldn't be surprised that they fired her, but I find it pathetic. Not that I ever really supported beauty pageants before - but I will definitely be boycotting them in future.