She & Her: 'I LOVE DOWNTOWN LA' Says Zooey Deschanel In Open Letter Response To Opinion Piece Blast
Skewered in a L.A. Times opinion piece, Zooey Deschanel has posted an open letter to Patt Morrison on Hello Giggles, accusing the journalist of launching a "misguided personal attack" and spinning a baseless caricature of the actress/singer by taking a quote fragment out of context.
I feel compelled to respond to your recent blog post regarding comments I “allegedly” made outside the BAFTA dinner on Saturday night. I never spoke to you at this event; in fact, you weren’t even there. 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.
Deschanel, a LA-native, said the context of the alleged quote was in reference to the trash-strewn parking lot adjacent to the theater and the humorous juxtaposition of the evening's event. She went on in her letter to loudly (read: caps) proclaim her love for downtown LA. Also, she points out, "I do not live on the Westside," and she wished Morrison has chosen a more "sophisticated" way of expressing herself than to call her "a cow."