Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Oldtown News
Vancouver, BC


Sean Horlor, who previously was a speechwriter for BC Premier Gordon Campbell is now busy promoting stupidity and sexual fluff on the online version of Xtrawest but in his recent posting he takes a shot at drug addicted people and sex workers in the Downtown Eastside for some unknown reason.

In his latest ramble where he is shilling for a new restaurant on East Hastings besides Army and Navy, he states that until his new favourite restaurant came along previously the only type of breakfast one could obtain in the area, were crack addicts and prostitutes.

Mr Horlor, a West End resident is out to lunch in his latest diatribe. Clearly if he knew anything about the area, he would know first that East Hastings has a neighborhood name and its not called Crosstown as he calls it, moreover, the Tinseltown area he refers to in his piece does not exist. Tinseltown is a group of theatres in the International Village complex and there is no Tinseltown area.

If Mr Horlor knew the area he writes about, he also would know that there are many spots serving up good breakfasts which they have been doing for years. And at very affordable prices. These include the Smile, Mitzies, the Potluck Cafe, Carnegie Centre, the lunch counter at Save-on Meats, The Ovaltine and the many Chinese restaurants along Pender with their own brand of ChinCan breakfasts which are really cute.

So just because Mr Horlor is now visiting Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside where he works out and apparently has a new fuck buddy, he really shows a lack of respect for the area and its citizens. In fact his piece is a blatant put-down of this longstanding community which ironically over the years was the only neighborhood accepting of the gay lifestyle and where the early gay bars were located and our community was welcomed.

Interesting many people are talking and wondering how a once smart man has gone from being a speechwriter to being what can best be described as a sex pig whose writing has become somewhat of a joke since his column's only focus is on self-promotion for himself,his friends, circuit parties and businesses which he promotes.

You would think though that Xtrawest editor Robin Perelle would edit his work especially when it becomes so inaccurate and disrespectful as is the current piece.

Jamie Lee Hamilton