Kara McCullough just became the newest Miss USA on Sunday night and she has pissed off a lot of people since then.
McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia, works at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and has health coverage through her job. So maybe she doesn’t quite understand how hard it is to get good health coverage at a decent price?
She called affordable health care for all U.S. citizens a “privilege” and not a right.
“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege,” McCullough said. “As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care you need to have jobs.”
“We need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re given the opportunity to have health care as well as jobs to all American citizens worldwide,” she added.
It didn’t take long for a bunch of people to fire back at her comments on Twitter.
@JeffreySorrell4 commented and said, @MissUSA Miss entitled 2017 if you are poor and don’t have health insurance she thinks you should die. Including babies.
@Nina30042611 remarked, “Why do people with privilege and perceived status think they are the only ones who get health care? Ask Miss USA. Makes no sense.”