Thursday, July 12, 2007

Miss New Jersey, Amy Polumbo, blackmailed by embarassing Facebook photos

What a DUMB story! I mean, if this lady was DUMB enough to put the pictures on Facebook, then what does she think is going to happen? I know someone who participated in Miss Texas just a couple days ago, and there is NO way she would ever put inciminating pictures on Facebook. Amy Polumbo is NOT new to pageants and should have known better! I am NOT sticking up for blackmail, as I think whoever is doing it should go to jail. However, if Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey, had ANY brains at all, she wouldn't even be in this situation at all.

From what I have read, the pictures do not include nudity, they are just "un-ladylike", and include the following:

"one showing what Polumbo said was her boyfriend apparently biting her breast through her shirt, another of Polumbo in a limousine wearing jeans with her legs spread in the air, and another of her in what appears to be a Halloween costume dress holding two small pumpkins up to her breasts."

Instead of appologizing for the photos, Polumbo said, "I'm not a robot. I'm a human being." This is very true, but when you run for something like Miss New Jersey, don't you think you should watch yourself a little closer? Didn't you learn anything from President Bill Clinton?haha.. You are in the spotlight, so why would you EVER put those pictures online in the first place?

My last thought: I know teens do stupid things and make mistakes, but I question the ethics and morals of the Miss New Jersey Board members, who were quoted as saying that they were not a big problem and seemed to be of, "kids having a good time at a party."... I know kids party, but having guys bite your boobs, spreading your legs in the air with short shorts on, and being crude like that is not "just having fun." I would like to meet the children of the member who said this!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, do you know anything about Facebook? Are you aware that people can post pictures of OTHERS while all the people in the picture may not be aware the pictures are posted publicly? Second of all, in this day and age, with technology the way it is, many people do not have control over what is written or posted about them. Nor are they often times aware. Just because she is Miss New Jersey doesn't mean she hasn't had a few lapses in judgment as a college student out with her friends. (AS WE CAN ALL PROBABLY RELATE TO). Give the girl a break, and find something better to blog about.

July 13, 2007 at 11:04 AM

Blogger Di said...

1) I have been on Facebook for 4 years, so yes I know how it works. From everything I have read, OTHERS were not the ones that posted the photos, Miss Palumbo posted them herself. Even if the reports are wrong, and Miss Palumbo didn't post them, she should have known there would be consequences for her actions. (see thought #3) (NO, this doesn't mean I think blackmail is appropriate, those at fault should be punished, as I mentioned in my original post.. BUT, I don't have a problem with the photos being released and her possibly getting in trouble)

2) DUH, people don't have control over what is said or posted about them, but that doesn't apply here since SHE posted the photos HERSELF! (If someone else posted them, there are still consequences for our actions.. see thought #3)

3) Are you saying that because "kids make mistakes" there should not be any consequences for those actions? Kids should just be able to say, "oh crap, I made a mistake" and then we should just respond by saying, "oh, it's ok, no consequences for you since you said sorry." I believe I mentioned that kids make mistakes in my post, but to use that as an excuse and a reason for someone to get out of trouble is plain stupid!

4) People who choose to be in the spotlight are held to different standards, whether they (or you) like it or not. She made the decision to be photographed in a negative manor and she posted those photos of herself (or someone else did) on Facebook. They do not represent her title in a positive light, and it is more than appropriate to bring it up in the news, blogs, etc.

5) Lastly: you said "find something better to blog about." Maybe you don't understand that giving my thoughts on popular news stories is apart of what I do on this blog. If you don't like it, then don't read it.

July 13, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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