In a post on her website, Deschanel fired back with three main points--first, that she was misquoted, second, that she loves LA, and third, that Morrison lacks journalistic integrity. Deschanel's friends and fans have expressed overwhelming support for her.
Glee's Lea Michele tweeted at Deschanel,
The Office's Mindy Kaling wrote,
@therealzooeyd you my friend, were the victim of a lazy person on a slow news day. LAME!
@jonahhill You're not the only one! Half the stuff I said last night was taken completely out of context.
After this outpouring of publicity, Morrison has responded, albeit somewhat indirectly, to the actress' complaints.
In Morrison's new piece, Deschanel is no longer a snobby cow, but a "talented and charming actress." Despite this 180, Morrison never once writes the words, "I'm sorry" or "I apologize." The journalist defends her previous comments, explaining that a check of voter registration records placed Deschanel in the Pacific Palisades, as if the claim that she lives on the West Side explains everything. The final line of her article offers a weak attempt at friendliness:
I hope Deschanel will head back to greater downtown L.A. one of these days. The vegetarian breakfasts at the Homegirl Cafe? I can't recommend them enough.