Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Douchebag fired over "budget cuts"
interview with Nelson here.
Believe it or not, I have been biting my tongue the past week or so about the twitter fiasco. But with raging hormones due to PMS, I'm read to give my two cents.
I already reported on what happened. Nelson bashed Kristian Alfonso on twitter. Crystal Chappell IN MY OPINION, encouraged her fans to "send him love" during his vicious attack on Kristian. I do not buy Crystal's excuse that she didn't know what was going on. Again, that is my opinion as a thinking human being with a huge bullshit meter.
Anyway, my gripe now is with the soap journalists and bloggers who basically ignored this story until Crystal and Nelson did interviews. Why? It obviously was a newsworthy event since Crystal has done at least two interviews about it. I have a rather low opinion of journalists to begin with from personal experience, but I believe without being a mind reader, that these journalists were covering the ass of a gay icon and a gay journalist. I understand why Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly wouldn't really go into detail about what happened, because they print whatever Ken Corday wants them to print. But for the self employed journalists and bloggers who make little money, I honestly don't understand their reasoning.
If it wasn't Crystal and Nelson, but two other individuals would they have gotten the same kid gloves treatment? I don't know. Would Crystal have gotten the same treatment if Otalia and Venice didn't exist? Again, I don't know. I am still scratching my head over why Nelson hasn't been bashed to bits for what he did since he is overwhelming disliked by every fan base covering every soap. Actors totally distrust him, and yes I know this as a fact.
So why do these two get a pass on bad behavior? Is it because they are gay friendly or is it a case of lazy journalism? I don't know. This whole incident has made me dislike journalists all the more. They are supposed to report facts, not spin. We've seen nothing but spin on this issue for the past five days. I would have more respect for Crystal and Nelson if they admitted that they screwed up and asked for forgiveness. That didn't happen because no journalist asked them to admit to anything.
By the way, I am not gloating over Nelson being fired or "quitting". Economy sucks, and we all have to pay the bills. Hopefully he'll learn a lesson from this, but from the tone of his interview he obviously hasn't.