Yesterday was Spirit Day, an initiative to support LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. Many blogs posted their banners and tags in support of this great campaign.
But, one blog basically crapped on that initiative.
Queerty posted this piece, titled "Did Tyler Clementi Prefer Twinks, Cubs, Or Jocks?" When I saw this post, I was truly confused and hurt. I couldn't believe that someone thought this was okay to post. Tyler took his life because of a foolish and insensitive act. This post from Queerty seems to ignore that.
I don't know if this was an attempt to draw more readers to their site, but if it was, shame on them. As bloggers, we should try to put our best foot forward. We should be creative with our work, but also responsible. Tyler's death is not the same as Lindsey Lohan getting arrested or Kim Kardashian getting married, so let's not treat this as if it's not a tragedy.
There were other ways to address this article. Sadly, Queerty chose the dark side.