Life & Style’s cover this week was all about how Angie Jo is trying to become president of PFLAG by turning her 3-year-old Shiloh into a raging butch lezz. Shit is ridiculous, but what is even more ridiculous is the quotes they got from several “experts.”
Well, one of the experts, Vh1 stylist Alana Kelen, is claiming Life & Style took her words and ran them through the cunt processor using ESCANDALO typeface. Basically, she’s saying she was misquoted. This is the quote from Alana Life & Style published:
“Shiloh is pushing the boundaries of a tomboy look and crossing over to cross-dresser territory.”
Alana sent an e-mail to Jezebel explaining how Life & Style twisted her words. Yes, an employee of Vh1 is shocked that someone would manipulate the truth for dramatic purposes. Okay….Here’s some of what Alana had to say. You can read the full e-mail at Jezebel if you want.
“I have lost sleep these past 2 nights due to the horrible thoughts and comments (Ed note: And because the Brangeloonies kept banging at her window all night) they included and attributed to me in this particular story for Life & Style, as they were taken completely out of context. They use me often for style quotes, so I had no idea they would twist my words, and they always contact me for final approval, which they did not do this time around.
The quote I did provide to Life & Style actually praised Shiloh’s parents for letting her be who she wants to be, and included that she has two cool older brothers who she is probably trying to emulate, and that she looks up to, and that there is NOTHING at all wrong with it … quite the opposite. I was hoping it would influence other parents to let their children do the same.
Again, I am sorry that my words were misinterpreted, and please be assured that I would never say anything bad about any person, especially a child.
Really, I am in tears right now because this just makes me sick. In the past, L&S have often used me for style quotes, and they always give me final approval, so I trusted them for this piece, mistakenly. The actual quote began with “Some might think …” but they conveniently took that out to make it seem the thought was my own, and did not contact me for that final approval.
Would love if you could include my thoughts, less about restoring my reputation, but more for helping people believe that is is natural and right to let children and people in general express themselves any way they choose, in clothing & in life.”
So, stand down, Brangeloonies! If you see Alana on the street, there’s no need attack her with the Tomb Raider water pistol you bought at Walmart.