Candlelight Vigil Planned in Response to Matt Cunningham's Anaheim Blog Scandal

From The OC Weekly:

The fallout for blogger/OC Weekly's Scariest Person 2013 honoree/sex-abuse victims outer Matt Cunningham continues after he mocked Mexi candlelight vigils for deceased loved ones. Earlier this week, Orange County Employees Association boss Nick Beradino called on Supervisor Todd Spitzer to remove Matty from his position as an OC Parks Commissioner.

Now a candlelight vigil is being planned for Monday evening at 6 p.m. atop the steps of Anaheim city hall.


The Weekly has obtained an invitation to the vigil from Orange County Labor Federation Executive Director Julio Perez. In it, he calls the image of a "slain" teddy bear next to a votive Virgen de Guadalupe candle for what it is: insensitive and offensive. Taking a page from the unofficial 'Rulebook for Racists,' Matty has offered an 'I'm sorry you're sorry' no-pology with the story going national in The Huffington Post and Fox News Latino.

Since Matty is the chambermaid of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, the planned gathering will call for accountability.

"At the vigil, we will also be demanding that the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce end its relationship with this political insider, Matt Cunningham," Perez writes. "If they don't, then we will be demanding the City Council cut off funding to the Chamber of Commerce until it can employ representatives who do not mock the communities they're supposed to serve."

Should the cash flow be halted, Matty would have to put his money where his mouth is and truly blog for free. As it stands now, with OC labor going after him, Cunningham's blog is so shamed that he can't even trade online chingas with them, posting instead about Kris Murray being appointed Mayor Pro Tem!

With a political battle brewing over the mockery of mourning, all those in attendance at the vigil should come with sincerity in their empathy and outrage. There are few people worse in this world than Matty, but grief pimps come pretty close.