EDITOR’S NOTE: The anti-bay birthday party invitation RSVP turned out to be a hoax by 98.3 DJs Steve and Leeanna. You can read their apology here.
Long Island, NY pop station 98.3 FM‘s tagline claims they’ll “make you feel good.” But a recent post on their Facebook page didn’t make fans feel good at all. The post features a photo of a colorful invite to a seven-year-old girl’s birthday party with the meanest RSVP ever scrawled across it. All because the party is being hosted by the girl — whose name is Sophia — and her two gay dads.
Isn’t this anti-gay RSVP over the top for a seven-year-old girl’s birthday party?
Here’s what the anti-gay mom wrote on the birthday party invite:
“Tommy will NOT attend [the birthday party]. I do not beleive [sic] in what you do and will not subject my innocent son to your ‘lifestyle.’ I am sorry Sophia has to grow up this way. If you have an issue or need to speak to me: 516-362-1357.”
Although the photo of the birthday party invite and RSVP speaks for itself, the post on 98.3 FM’s Facebook page puts it into context.
“Steve & Leeana got this from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite. Do you think she was right to write this? Would a simple phone call RSVP’ing ‘no’ been better?”
But here comes the kicker:
“BTW: Beth gave us permission to post her phone number and said anyone who has a problem with what she wrote can call her, too!”
Did this crazy woman have any idea that this radio station reaches all of Long Island and the eastern part of New York City when she let them publish her phone number? She must have figured it out, because when you call, it goes straight to voice mail and all you hear is: “Hello. Please state your name after the tone, and Global Voice will try to connect you.”