In less than 24 hours, Radar’s dumb, feigned pearl-clutching non-story about Jake Cruise and his boyfriend’s involvement with Miss America has forced the boyfriend to resign from his position. He was the Executive Director of a non-profit that helped produced a preliminary “Miss Hollywood” pageant, but thanks to this asshole at Radar, Jake Cruise’s boyfriend’s harmless hobby is ruined.
Meanwhile, Jake Cruise himself tells The Sword that he was “not involved” with any of the pageants at all.
“I’m not involved in any way with the pageants,” says Cruise. “This is my partner’s hobby, or was until yesterday. He’s had to resign. He listed me as a sponsor because I’ve helped financially to support his hobby. So the whole thing is bullshit. I’ve been to one pageant my entire life and that was the last Miss America that was held in Atlantic City. We were both on vacation and he wanted to go, so I went with him.
“I have nothing against the Miss America pageant, but they don’t want to be associated with porn. We have a legal business and what we do is completely legal. But they are a private organization and can make these decisions. They have the right to make those choices.”
Jake Cruise doesn’t know why Radar would run a story like this, but he has an idea of how they found out about him.
“Someone must have tipped them off. My guess would be someone else in the pageant system who is a competitor in the local pageants and wanted [my boyfriend] gone.”
Sounds like there are more queens working behind the scenes than there are actual beauty pageant contestants. Maybe to fill the void in his boyfriend’s life, Jake can organize a beauty pageant with some of the gals from “Straight Guys For Gay Eyes“?