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Kára McCullough was booed while on stage Sunday night when she delivered a seemingly confusing answer about healthcare.

When asked if she considered affordable health care for all United States citizens a right or a privilege, she responded: “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”

People berated the pageant queen for her answer, but on Tuesday morning, the winner of the 2017 Miss USA Pageant stood by her comment — sort of.

“I am a woman, I’m going to own what I said,” she told Michael Strahan during an appearance on Good Morning America. “I am privileged to have health care and I do believe that it should be a right and I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide.”

She added, “I am privileged to have health care. I want people to see where I was coming from. Having a job, I have to look at health care like it is a privilege.”

During Sunday’s pageant held in Washington, D.C., the 25-year-old was also criticized for her response about feminism. “I don’t want to consider myself like this die-hard, you know, like, ‘I don’t really care about men,'” she said. “One thing I’ll say, women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace.”

When talking to Strahan, she also took a moment to clarify her take on men and women being equal in the workplace. “For me, where I work at with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, equalism is more of a term of understanding that no matter your gender, you are still given the same accolades on your work,” she said.

McCullough explained, “So I believe [if] the person does a good job, they should be, you know, credited for that in a sense, but I don’t want anyone to look at [it] as if I’m not all about women’s rights because I am. We deserve a lot when it comes to opportunity in the workplace as well as leadership positions.”

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Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy

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Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.

If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage.  So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.

Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.

“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”

“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”

To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.

“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”

So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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