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Hugh Hefner Invited West Hollywood’s Gays Over to the Mansion, And All They Did Was Bitch

Last night Hugh Hefner, of creepy old guy fame, tweeted that he was “holding the WeHo Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in the Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender community here at the Mansion tonight.” What the heck are the WeHo Awards, and why weren’t we invited to inseminate the Grotto?

Turns out the WeHo Awards, which we should probably know about, are in their ninth year of trying to “unify support for worthy causes while promoting local organizations and inspiring participation in honoring the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community’s best of the Greater Los Angeles Area.”

Apparently there are nightlife personalities in this “West Hollywood/Greater Los Angeles Area,” and they won some titles last night? There’s been zero coverage from any news outlet about this, so we’re relying entirely on Twitter to know what happened. And this is what happened: Porn websites were given accolades: “CONGRATS to all @randyblue for their win at the WeHo Awards for Best Adult Website!!!!!”

Oh, and people bitched: “Sorry to say but though this years Weho Awards were at the playboy mansion the show was a disappointment for ALL!!! No joke!!” And: “WeHo Awards cut short. Several categories not announced. Reason: No nominees were there. Even though clearly, nominees in attendance.” And: “Something fishy about weho awards producer anthony cortez. 20 co-sponsors were not allowed to enter unless they bought tickets.”

Even the porn stars were fuming: “the WeHo Awards are a sham that once highlighted the efforts of a community now dissolved into a shameful popularity contest.”

Wow. Sounds like quite a party.

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On:           Mar 9, 2010
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  • 15 Comments
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      I just found out today I was a nominee. They didn’t even bother to send me an invite. I only found out after friends said my name was called out last night.

      Thanks for the invite Weho Awards!!! Very classy.

      Mar 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drewbrown
      drewbrown

      sleazy. lame. gross. not affiliated with the city of west hollywood in any way.

      Mar 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      reminds me of an event i worked at,politics at its worst

      Mar 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bradley Jacobson
      Bradley Jacobson

      They didn’t tell nominees that they were nominated and so half of them didn’t know there was a nomination ceremony and they charged $1000.00 a ticket for the nominees to show up at the Playboy Mansion

      Mar 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • demanik
      demanik

      Although recognition of excellence is commendable, this bogus event has long since given up on that. The nomination/election process is far from transparent. Despite its name, the WeHo awards have nothing to do with WeHo. In its first year, the awards ceremony actually took place in West Hollywood. Since then the awards have strayed both geographically and philosophically from their namesake.

      Mar 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SHUT UP NO one cares
      SHUT UP NO one cares

      It is a bunch of WEHO club people who think and call themselves Celebrities. They spelled names of nominees wrong, tried to blackmail people into buying tickets at an event not held in WEHO. And all for ego and show… I hope everyone learns and we can move on from this stupid event!

      Mar 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JD
      JD

      I was also nominated. I also didn’t get an invite! And I only found out about the ceremony yesterday. I tried calling the number on the web site but only got a Vet office.

      Mar 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I AM WUT YOU ARE NOT
      I AM WUT YOU ARE NOT

      WHAT A JOKE. I WENT TO THE WEHO AWARDS THIS YEAR AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION. IF I KNEW IT WAS GUNNA BE SUCH A NEGETIVE COMPETITIVE POPULARITY CONTEST THAT LEFT ME FEELING SO EMBARRASSED TO BE THERE…I WOULD HAVE JUST STAYED HOME, SMOKED POT AND ATE AN ENTIRE PIZZA! ALTHOUGH I WAS EXCITED TO GO TO THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT…DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION, WHICH I HAD NEVER BEEN TO IN ALL THE YEARS I HAVE LIVED IN LOS ANGELES AND THE FACT THAT I WAS ACCOMPANING MY BEST FRIEND AS A DATE AND PRESENTING AN AWARD WITH HER….BUT, RIGHT WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT DOWN AND THE CEREMONY BEGAN…I WAS IN GOOD SPIRITS AND WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME AND FELT PROUD TO BE THERE… UNTIL THE HEAD PRODUCER OF THE SHOW RUDELY GOT IN MY FACE IN SUCH A NEGATIVE WAY, PROCEEDED TO YELL AT ME AND PUT ME DOWN SO HARSHLY IN FRONT OF ALL MY FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS…….I IMMEDIATLY REALIZED I SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN MY HOPES UP ABOUT THE WEHO AWARDS THIS YEAR AND THOUGHT IT WAS GUNNA BE ANY DIFFERENT THEN IT ALWAYS IS. ITS JUST SO SAD THAT SOME PEOPLE TAKE ON MORE THEN THEY CAN HANDLE AND TAKE THIER ANGER AND STRESS OUT ON INNOCENT PEOPLE.
      I GUESS SOME PEOPLE NEVER CHANGE AND NEVER WILL. KARMA IS A WONDERFUL THING, JUST BE CAREFUL HOW FAR YOU TAKE IT.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jordasche Kingston
      Jordasche Kingston

      Ha! And to think I was upset about not being able to be in attendance as a two time nominee because of the ticket prices. Sounds like I saved myself a headache :) Thank God I didn’t waste my money!

      Mar 12, 2010 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Casey
      Casey

      I took was a nominee, but didn’t even know until after the event when someone told me. If legit it seems to me they would have contacted all of the nominees.

      Mar 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jordasche Kingston
      Jordasche Kingston

      @Casey I know what you mean. I only knew because a friend was on top of it. I emailed more than 5x for my nominee certificates and then had to print them out on the printer, didnt even get the actual certificate. Total scam and I am VERY disappointed in West Hollywood.

      Mar 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Hugh Hefner is no friend of the gay community. His magazine is a prime example of the bisexual double standard. His magazine has done more than most to promote the notion that girl-girl is hot and guy-guy isn’t.

      Hugh is therefore an example of patriarchy. Liberal patriarchy, that is.

      Mar 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jordasche Kingston
      Jordasche Kingston

      Word!

      Mar 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      The Weho awards are a scam for money. It’s nothing more that a bunch of tragic, shallow, pretentious people that prance around weho thinking there somebody. We know and the whole world knows that there nobody’s.

      Apr 2, 2010 at 8:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • daninmarina
      daninmarina

      This organization is a scam. All the comments above are true. The event cost the group $35,000 to rent the Playboy Mansion and catering. The group tied itself to a local 501c3 charity leading everyone to believe they were supporting them. I later learned they had no money left after expenses and gave the charity ZERO dollars. The WEHO Awards is a sham and should be investigated the the CA State Attorney General. What a smudge on the image of the West Hollywood gay community.

      Jul 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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