I was recently asked by Radar Magazine to comment on the (alleged) relationship between Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, two women I don't know personally (though I have in fact met Lindsay Lohan, briefly and informally at my old job in Beverly Hills 4 years ago).
The journalist asked me what I thought about their (alleged) relationship, and I told her that I don't know if they are dating or not but if they are I hope they're happy. In the course of our conversation, we also talked about how lesbians are represented in the media and other general lesbian-ish stuff. I suppose I am a good resource for all things lez.
The article was published and in it I was quoted as saying that I had met the (alleged) couple. Let me reiterate, I DO NOT know them. That bit of misinformation isn't a big deal, but I have a HUGE problem with what followed. In the closing statement of the article, I was quoted (or should I say was MISQUOTED) as saying something like, Lindsay being gay would be good for Hollywood, "Just so long as Lindsay doesnt chop off her hair and get fat." This is a statement I did NOT and would NOT ever make. Since what I said was completely taken out of context I'm currently attempting to get a retraction from Radar. The quote that was attributed to me is offensive to me and insensitive to people with real weight issues (I myself have struggled with weight since childhood) and it plays into stereotypes about lesbians. All lesbians are different; long hair, short hair, tall, or short--it doesn't matter as long as we're all out, proud, and unified.
The only funny part about my misquoted interview is that the writer referred to me as "buxom." I would have preferred "sharp-witted" or "outrageously funny" but I guess a fancy word for "big-titted" will just have to do.