My favorite thing about the Internet is that occasionally it is used to publicly shame awful people. Well also Cats In Space – I love cats in space. But not as much as I love it when homophobic jerks are skewered, like this mother who decided an RSVP to a 7-year-old’s birthday party was a good time to let the birthday girl’s parents know she doesn’t approve of their “lifestyle.”
A morning radio show got this “from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite.” Sophia has two dads and Tommy’s mommy does NOT approve. Which is unfortunate, because not only is Tommy going to miss an awesome tie-dye party, Tommy’s mom is going to miss an opportunity to broaden her small world and stop being such a judgmental witch.
I’m sorry Sophia has to grow up this way.
Yes, it’s terrible that Sophia has to grow up with two parents who love her and who are throwing her an awesome tie-dye party. Do you know how amazing you have to be to throw a tie-dye party? Do you know how much patience and disregard for the state of your home goes into allowing seven year olds to play with dye? These parents deserve a medal.
If you have an issue or need to speak to me…
I took the liberty of blocking out her number, but the station did not. I imagine she’s had to change it by now. In this time of iPhones and quick Internet uploads, you should probably be more careful with leaving a paper trail of your ignorance. Clearly she doesn’t care, as she gave the station permission to leave her number on the image:
BTW: Beth gave us permission to post her phone number and said anyone who has a problem with what she wrote can call her, too!
The sad thing here is that Tommy is the one who is really suffering because his mother’s homophobia is preventing him from enjoying a perfectly innocent day with his friends. That’s pretty awful.
UPDATE: Station hosts are liars. They made up the invitation story as a publicity stunt. Here’s an excerpt of their apology letter:
On Wednesday, we told you the story of Sophia’s birthday party, and one parent’s objection to the same-sex household of Sophia’s parents. We also posted the invitation on our Facebook page, and invited comments from our followers.
This story was, in fact, totally fictitious, and created by the two of us. This was done without the knowledge of K-98.3 management or ownership.
We were attempting to spur a healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic, but we made a mistake by misleading our listeners into thinking that this specific situation actually existed.
I will never understand these publicity stunts, as those who perpetrate them just end up looking like huge jerks.