Zooey Deschanel - Zooey Deschanel Upset About Blogger's Attack
Actress Zooey Deschanel has taken aim at a Los Angeles Times blogger, who took a quote she made at the Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge's Los Angeles gala on Saturday night (09Jul11) out of context and reverted to name-calling in a subsequent article.
The Yes Man star was appalled to read columnist Patt Morrison's piece, headlined 'Downtown LA: Good enough for the royals, but not for Zooey Deschanel?' on the morning after the star-studded Bafta party, held at the Belasco Theater.
In the article, Morrison called Deschanel a "snobby cow" for remarks she made about a trash-strewn car park she had spotted on her way to the venue for the glitzy bash.
The blogger suggested the actress felt the Downtown area, where the royal bash was held, was "the worst of L.A." - something that compelled Deschanel to pen an open essay in her defence.
In the rant, posted on HelloGiggles.com, the star writes, "I am completely and utterly shocked that a professional journalist, whom I have never met, would take a partial quote out of context and use it as the basis for a misguided personal attack. Further, I find it appalling that you would resort to name-calling to get your point across. In a court of law this would be called hearsay, and in journalism, I believe this should be the beginning of an investigation, not the end of one.
"Let me be clear... I Never said that Downtown LA was 'the worst of LA'. I did make a reference to a parking lot adjacent to the theater that had a lot of trash in it in an attempt to be humorous. I simply said, 'It's funny they brought royalty here, there is a parking lot with trash around the corner.' It wasn't an opinion. It was true.
"I thought that the juxtaposition of British Royalty and trash was amusing in a high-brow + low brow sort of way, but I never said that I, personally, didn't like downtown, the Royals, or even trash. I Love Downtown La and I relish any opportunity to spend time there. I have pride in my city, that's the reason why I thought it was kind of funny that they didn't clean up the immediate surroundings before the Royals came through.
"I am a native Angelino, and had you done any research at all, you would have found that I have been quoted in the press on numerous occasions talking about how much I love Downtown."
She concludes, "It's hard for me to comprehend why you launched such a vile and toxic blow in my direction over a sentence fragment that you did not even hear for yourself. I do hope that in the future when writing about something, especially a human being, you will consider both the facts and context before publishing your opinion."