One of the best ways to get people to stop talking about you is by laughing at yourself. Having a sense of humor about an embarrassing or bizarre situation is often an integral step to getting over it; not only does it makes you feel better, it also gets other people to STFU. Or talk more, but at least it’s about something else finally. Such is the case with Melissa King, the former Miss Teen Delaware USA winner who was caught in a sex tape scandal earlier this year.
King, now 19 and a University of Arkansas student, was the star of a porn video that resulted in her crown being taken away. Now, though, it seems she finds the whole situation worthy of joking about. At least, that’s the immediate feeling I get from the Instagram photo she posted:
The caption reads “Not Again…” which is why media outlets have speculated King is making a joke about all the hubbub surrounding her sex tape’s release — a porn stint that she initially denied. And who could blame her? The pageant world shuns women who have participated in anything it deems “unladylike,” like having sex on film, despite the fact that it by no means makes her not an intelligent, talented and beautiful young woman.
Well, Melissa King, here’s a note from the ladies at The Gloss (well, me, at least, I’m not sure exactly how my colleagues feel at this moment): sex is sex, porn is porn, and nobody here is judging you. This photo and its caption are an excellently amusing way to put it in the past. Although I am rather worried about whether or not you know how to use icing, so be careful with that stuff in the future.