In response to a Column wrote by Dan Avery editor of New York’s gay nightlife guide Next Magazine about the reality show ?The A-List New York? in which he refers to Reichen and his Boyfriend Rodney Santiago as ?Vapid Queens? Reichen decided to send an e-mail to complain about the comment:
I just read in a column distributed by Michael Musto that you were quoted in saying that the reality show that I did over the summer, “The A-List New York”, was merely “vapid queens” trying to impress on everyone why we are important. You specifically mentioned myself and my boyfriend, Rodiney.
First, I don’t appreciate your bullying words. You can save your “vapid queens” comment for, well, no one. I can’t even imagine speaking this way about other human beings. That you would reduce my existence to someone who is a “vapid queen” says more about what you don’t know about me, along with the kind of person you must be. Is this seriously how a “senior editor” at a magazine talks about people?