Miss USA 2017 thinks healthcare is a privilege, rejects feminism. This is how Twitter reacted.

It all seemed to go down really well as the gorgeous Kara McCullough from the District of Columbia proceeded further in the 2017 Miss USA competition and was almost everyone's favorite. But it was all brought down to massive disappointments as she gave her response during the question/answer round of the contest.

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McCullough also happens to have an exceptional educational background as she's working as a nuclear scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. People rooted for her as they were impressed with her combination of beauty and brains.

But during the Q&A, when she was asked about her thoughts on affordable health care and if she thought of it as 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. So therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re given the opportunities to have health-care as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide.”

This did not go down that well with those who have been advocating free or affordable health care for everyone as a basic right. Later, things got only worse when in her second question when she was asked about the definition of feminism. Kara replied saying, "So as a woman scientist in the government, I’d like to lately transpose the word feminism to equalism...I don’t really want to consider myself — try not to consider myself like this diehard, you know, like, 'Oh, I don’t really care about men.' But one thing I’m gonna say, though, is women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace.”

Despite getting a mixed-response for her answers from the general public, Kara went on to win the title of this year's Miss USA.

Apparently this whole thing did not go down well with most on Twitter, as responses started pouring in:

However there were also a section of people who appreciated Kara for speaking her mind and criticized people sidelining her for stating her opinions:

What are your thoughts on this whole thing?

Watch the question/answer segment where the entire controversy took place:

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