(Not Miss Kansas. If you'd like to see her tattoos, CLICK HERE)
Wow! I created quite the firestorm in the text club today!
If case you didn’t hear, Miss Kansas, Sgt Theresa Vail, will be the first Miss America pageant contestant in history to expose her tattoos during the bikini portion of the contest this weekend.
As Theresa told People magazine: “My whole platform is empowering women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers. What a hypocrite I would be if I covered up my ink. How can I tell other women to be fearless and true to themselves if I can’t do the same?”
AdmittingIy I’m not a fan of tattoos. But I did go out of my way this morning to give props to Miss Kansas. Good for her in making a statement and embracing her decision to get inked. Why not own it…which she does.
Never once did I say I judge people because of their tats. I simply stated that I find it hard to fathom that someone like Miss Kansas, that seems to spend hours at the gym working hard to look the way she does, feels a need to mark up her body with printed words.
Sure, it’s her choice. Just as it’s my choice to say NOT MY THING!
Here’s a few of the comments from the Text Club:
--It's taboo to have the tattoo show. It's not considered classy and tacky on the Miss America stage.
--I competed in the Miss America mobile and state pageants. I have it in a place where you cannot see the tattoo.
--I think tattoos on a woman are sexy.
--Rock you’re being prejudiced. Having ink doesn't make you a bad person. The difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is that we don't judge you for not having any!
--Tattoos are ok if they are tasteful. She's an inspirational woman.
--A lot of people look up to women in the Miss America contest. Hopefully this gives young girls confidence to stand up for themselves and show who they really are : ) you go girl!
--Good for her!!!! Guys show theirs off so why can't girls?
--Lissa, it's due to the era Rock grew up in. His parents probably felt only bikers and criminals had tattoos. Show your ink and be proud girl.
--She represents real women in America. We aren't all beauty queens.
--So disappointed in Rocky's views on tattoos. It doesn’t sound like an opinion to me it sounds incredibly judgmental.
--I don't have any tattoos but I give Miss Kansas all the respect for being proud of every part of who she is and what she represents. If part of that pride includes displaying it with ink....great. Like lissa said, everyone can have an opinion but wow Rocky, you have a very strong one! No doubt where you stand!
--I am a female who proudly served four years in the USMC. I have the Marine Corps motto "Semper Fidelis" tattooed down my right side with black roses representing the fallen. I say ROCK ON to Miss Kansas!!!
--Why get a tattoo if you’re going to cover it up?
--I understand respect for the organization, but I have tattoos and I'm a classy lady. Are they implying that you can't be classy if you have tattoos?
--Please understand, I adore rocky!!! But having 7 tattoo's it is frustrating to know if he met me he would immediately think "ill this girl has stupid tattoo's"....thats just sad. I wouldn’t do that to someone. Even the people that wore pajama pants outside the house. Whatever makes a person happy.