Miss USA’s answer on healthcare prompts the question: How was that even a question?

That “all the world’s a stage” chimed true on Sunday evening at the Miss U.S.A. pageant. Our now-crowned bell, er, belle representing the nation’s capital, gave a response to a judge’s question about access to affordable healthcare. Her response set social media into a frenzy. What did she mean?

Here at the Health Literacy Lab we too were intrigued by Kára McCullough’s use of the word “privilege” in her in-the-moment response and her later attempt to clarify. But we’d like to re-focus commentary on the judge’s question. Head over to Public Linguist to join us in our enquiry — and please share your own thoughts in the Comments! 

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