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New Miss USA Kara McCollough Believes Only People With Jobs Deserve Health Care (Watch)

Julianne Hough (L) and Kara McCollough
Julianne Hough (L) and Kara McCollough at Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

*An African American Miss USA was crowned on Sunday for the second consecutive year, but not without some controversy.

Kara McCullough, 25, from the District of Columbia, won the title during the live competition in Las Vegas, besting first runner-up Miss New Jersey, Chhavi Verg, and second runner-up Miss Minnesota, Meridith Gould.

The nuclear scientist employed at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave D.C. back-to-back victories in the competition, after Deshauna Barber took home the crown last year.

But McCullough set off Twitter during the questions portion of the competition, when she was asked if affordable healthcare is a right or a privilege.

“I definitely want to say it’s a privilege,” she said. McCullough went on to explain that health care should only go to those with jobs, and one of the country’s goals should be to create more jobs so more people have healthcare.

Watch below:

While conservatives applauded her response on Twitter, many expressed frustration:

McCullough also riled women’s rights activists with her answer on feminism, saying she’d prefer to use her made-up term “equalism” instead.

Asked, “What do you consider feminism to be and do you consider yourself a feminist?” McCullough answered:

So as a woman scientist in the government, I’d like to transpose the word feminism to equalism. I don’t really want to consider myself, I try not to consider myself, like, this diehard, ‘I don’t really care about men.’ But one thing I’m going to say is, though, women we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace. And I say firsthand I have witnessed the impact that women have in leadership in the medical scientists as well as just in the office environment. So as Miss USA I would hope to promote that type of leadership responsibility globally to so many women worldwide.

Watch below:

Twitter expressed disappointment with this answer as well:



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