An employee at the Santa Barbara News-Press deliberately changed a writer’s byline to ‘Paul Gayzalez’ instead of Paul Gonzalez. The employee also changed his title to ‘News-Press Faggoat,’ reports Gay Star News.
Gonzalez wrote a story on Monday (25 December) about last-minute Christmas shopping. But little did he know a colleague changed his byline and title to the homophobic slurs before it went to print.
The Santa Barbara News-Press issued an apology on Wednesday (27 December) and said the employee responsible has been fired.