Huffington Post journalist wishes “Cancer of the AIDS” upon Phil Kessel — a cancer survivor — via Twitter last night.
Of course, she quickly backtracked earlier this afternoon — no doubt after the booze and whatever other substances she had to have taken to exercise such journalistic integrity wore off.
“How do you even make up for something like this? I don’t know how to show how serious I am, I made a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society to show my heartfelt condolences.” she says at one point in her blog post from earlier today.
What. The. Fuck?
Yeah, just throw money at it, that will show you truly care…
I don’t know about you guys, but these kinds of things are just absolutely insincere to me.
I would respect her more if she just ‘fessed-up and said something akin to ‘Hey, I was a little drunk (or just being an asshole), fucked up and said some stupid stuff. I honestly meant nothing by it.’
Stick to your guns and make a terribly inappropriate joke out of it. Buy the man some dinner and a few beers like how an actual person would handle the situation. Instead she goes into the meaningless PR manufactured blog post quoted below.
My deepest and sincerest apologies for the completely inappropriate comments I made regarding Phil Kessel. I can only apologize the best way I know how.
I messed up. I messed up big time. And for anyone out there affect, by either diseases my heart goes out to you.
I mistakenly mimicked a joke I had heard about Paris Hilton and changed to be about Kessel and it’s never proper to wish those awful things on someone.
How do you even make up for something like this? I don’t know how to show how serious I am, I made a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society to show my heartfelt condolences. I know it’s a band-aid on a hemorrhaging wound.
I’m serious when I say I’m sorry and I know I made a major mistake.
I believe in the heart of hockey. One of our own, Jeff Bauman, recognizes the heart and strength of hockey.
I’m a passionate fan and understand the passion of hockey fans everywhere.
With a heavy heart, I am sorry.
This does nothing but make me dislike her even further.
I’d say I’m let down or surprised by this, but I have never even heard of this person. Therefore, I have no idea where her ethical values rank, or how “heavy” her heart may actually be.