Miss USA Kara McCullough is learning -- rather quickly -- what it means to cross the red line with the left and political correctness.

McCullough made the huge mistake of speaking her mind on health care during the beauty and talent pageant, calling it a "privilege" rather than a right.

"As a government employee, I am granted healthcare. And I see firsthand that for one to have healthcare, you need to have jobs," McCullough said. "So therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re given the opportunities to have healthcare as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide.”

Within minutes after her statement the knives and pitchforks were out on social media and in the press. Much of the so-called "firestorm" of criticism came from members of the black community.

McCullough, who is African-American, eventually succumbed to the pressure and has "clarified" her "controversial" statement.

"I am privileged to have healthcare, and I do believe it should be a right​," Kára McCullough told ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday morning.

McCullough said she was "not at all" surprised by the uproar over her comment. "I believe that is what America is based on having opinions and views," she told host Michael Strahan.

"But I would like to just take this moment to truly just clarify, because I am a woman, I'm gonna own what I said," she said. "I am privileged to have healthcare, and I do believe it should be a right​. I hope and pray moving forward that healthcare is a right for all, worldwide."

So this is what the Miss USA pageant has come to -- a scripted litmus test for liberal tyranny.

From a career standpoint McCullough probably did the right thing by recanting her original statement -- with sufficient contriteness. Her crown depended on it.

But in giving in to her critics Miss USA has sold her soul to the totalitarian devil of thought control.

Please share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter if Miss USA Kara McCullough should have stood by her comment on health care and handed back her crown.

Source: Daily Wire

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