Melissa Etheridge’s wife takes homophobic comments to heart


Melissa Etheridge’s wife, Tammy Lynn Michaels, got annoyed at people commenting on TMZ about her family. She blogged about how she was followed by paparazzi on a day out to the twins’ pediatrician and how it wasn’t fair that people were judging her based on pictures taken against her will.

At first I thought she was pissed that people were criticizing her choice of a stroller for her four and a half month-old twins, a boy and girl. One commentor on TMZ wondered why she didn’t get a Bugaboo (which I find ridiculous because I would never pay that much for a baby stroller, but I’m not rich) but the main criticism was that she was using a stroller that didn’t provide the neck support the baby needed, and indeed you can see the infant slumped down in the umbrella stroller.

The main thing that must have bothered her though were all the homophobic ignorant comments. As a blogger I’ve learned that there are racists, trolls, and pre-teens that are going to flame and talk smack, so I honestly thought at first that she was upset at the stroller comments, because why would that other shit bother her? She’s majorly upset about something though, and it’s probably that.

She blogged that she can’t stand the paparazzi, that people must hate themselves if they criticize her, and that she would create a magazine all about the paparazzi and “turn the tables.” K-Fed said this same shit a few months before his marriage flamed out:

so you take your kid out for their 4 month check up (with two moms that have barely recovered from the flu), and then you realize… you’ve been stalked by a photographer the entire time.

so montana is out. no more shopping on montana. heads up: montana is being staked out like robertson and rodeo and beverly hills. buh-bye montana stores.

all we wanted was some pizza to take home. so while we waited, we grabbed our brand new cheapie stroller out of the back, cuz quite frankly…. the babies are big, and Miller is so heavy that we can’t hold him long without our arms falling off. so as we waited, we stuck him in a stroller where he promptly fell asleep. and the photographer grabbed some of those shots… and now suddenly what was just a marital discussion (“Should we put them in it? It’s too big, but it’s just for a second while our sick and recovering butts wait for food… Okay, maybe, what do you think? Hmmm….” you know- those marital discussions…..). it turns into a snapped image with no explanation; and then the strangers who have time to look online at others’ lives… they leave comments…. or, rather, insults, crowing with smug self-satisfaction and ignorance. their fantasies have quickly grown into facts in their own minds.

and now, across this wwweb, are smeared photos of my angels, complete with judgemental, shitty comments from complete strangers who can be so miserable with themselves, that they push their self-hatred on others.

i’m never going out with my children again without keeping one eye open for the razzi dementors who suck your soul with their photos.

one day… someone is going to start a tabloid about the razzi. and then we’ll turn the tables: we’ll report what razzi is cheating with whom… we’ll stalk them, scare them, chase them…. and one day… somehow… this grossly inappropriate way of life (like orwells’ 1984, but we are doing it to ourselves) will fade. and people will stop thinking that just cuz we are famous, we have answers. the only answers “we” have that “others” don’t is “how do you get famous?” knowing that answer doesn’t make me a better person.

So she’s pissed that people are talking about her and that the photographers are “stalking” her children. This doesn’t seem to happen to her much, and she does have two twin babies with a famous partner that people want to see.

Perez read the same post on Oh No They Didn’t where I found the news, and said that she should “move back to Kansas” or whatever.

It seems like the real issue is that she’s pissed that people are judging her and talking smack about her use of a sperm donor to have children with a female partner. Doesn’t she realize there are people with this opinion who are going to inevitably make dumb comments? She’s in a relationship with a more famous woman, hasn’t she learned to ignore those comments by now?

She also seems to have made a bad choice for a stroller instead of getting one with the neck support her babies need. I know I got a stroller for my son like that as a gift when he was born and the instructions said not to use it until he was a year old, so I waited. He probably wasn’t a full year old before we used it, but he could hold himself up better than her baby.

Pictures thanks to FlynetOnline.

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  1. Pecarrie says:

    I didnt read the main comments that upset her, but from her section of blog here, she is uset at people thinking they know wher life based on a picture or two. I didnt see anything about a sperm donor or anything related to her sexuality whatsoever.
    And I understand, what I think she means, at least (here I am crowing self-satisfied and igrorantly)
    I too would be enraged at the theft of power, at the hands of pesty razzi- if one shot could wreak such havoc and destroy your blissful idea of home life and your heavenly view of your children, I’d be distraught as well. We all think our babies are angels and our home life is perfect- so someone bashing on my kids and parenting style would disturb me too.
    She does have the topic of orintation to deal with too, probably everyday by people looking at them/her. So shes got a lot on her shoulders, in addition to the big family.
    In my mind, more power to a woman whos not afraid to get angry- she doesnt have a career on the line or anything.
    Lets just hope she doesnt shave her head about it….

  2. countrybabe says:

    I didn’t think people where that interested in them, but the Paps do have to make a living someway.

    She does have a big family. Doesn’t Melissa have two kids with soemone else?

  3. Pecarrie says:

    Dont know, but two babies is a big family to me! LOL :)

  4. ER says:

    That last picture of Etheridge with her baby….that is one cute baby :)

  5. Alli says:

    Boo frickin hoo, if she doesn’t like being followed by photographers, then she shouldn’t have married a famous person. They get to enjoy all the cash without complaining, well this is all a part of it.

    Don’t like that people say in comments, well then it is quite easy not to read them.

  6. frewtloop says:

    Never heard of her and aint even remotely interested.

  7. Gigohead says:

    If she’s so bothered then she should stop blogging her most intimate moment. That’s a licence for people to snoop in her business.

    I think she’s annoyed that folks called on her on that baby stroller snaffu. It was a poor judgement on both their parts. She should have not put that baby in that stroller. Baby must have been terribly uncomfortable.

  8. Viv says:

    There are special headrests made for children to support their necks and if anything she could have used towels or clothes. It was a snafu, but nothing to get in a knot about. Live and learn the hard way, I guess.

  9. just me says:

    I could care less about these two but the baby. All babies are cute at that stage. The only thing that’s bothering me is the darn stroller. That baby is too little for that cheap looking thing. She needs back support.

  10. Arin says:

    1) They have 4 children – a boy and a girl from Melissa’s previous relationship with Julie Cypher (Julie carried them) and their own 4 month old twins, a boy and a girl

    2) Being a parent is a hard job, period. Orientation, fame, anything notwithstanding.

    3) Very few of us ever experience what it is like to be famous and have your every move scrutinized.

    I am grateful for anyone who is willing to stand up and fight for their right to privacy and for their children. In that very blog she said that she understood the interest in her wife Melissa. All of us who have children and are sleep deprived have made mistakes. If you read the real blog you would see that there is always more to the story.

    We all deserve to live our lives free from hatred and persecution. Try love instead of hate and worry about your own problems rather than someone else’s.

  11. millie says:

    Melissa and Tammy put their baby in the stroller for one second. They are great parents and would never do anything intentionally to hurt their children. Leave them alone.