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Published On: Sat, Sep 24th, 2011

Stephen Hanks dislikes Sarah Palin and has photos to prove it

The Bristol Palin and Stephen Hanks story has just gotten a bit more complex, thanks to a photo that surfaced yesterday featuring the LA consultant posing with Levi Johnston.

Hanks’ is clearly anti-Palin and according to his Lockerz page, his vitriolic hate can be seen in pictures, several of them with captions that blatantly state his disdain for the former governor.

Hanks became instantly popularized for his hate-filled profanities toward Bristol Palin as she rode a mechanical bull at West Hollywood’s Saddle Ranch restaurant. Palin was enjoying an evening with her film crew, in preparation for a new reality tv show when the profanities began, specifically aimed at Sarah Palin.

The hate goes both ways. Bristol asked Hanks if he hated her mother because he was gay, which instantly branded her as a homophobe. A label her rep denies, an here is a statement from TMZ in reaction to the comment:

“(Bristol) was approached in a confrontational and inappropriate manner when two men aggressively shouted expletives aimed at her in reference to her mother. Bristol responded to the unprovoked verbal assault by calmly standing her ground and defending her family.”

Trust me, this is a topic the MSM will be happy to exploit.

Bristol’s questioning of Hanks’ sexuality was a wrong move on her part but not completely unfounded. Her mother’s remarks about homosexuality being a “choice” are enough to outrage the LGBT community. So her question might have been a way to identify why her heckler showed so much hate for her mom. It doesn’t exonerate her from her question.

Back to Hanks, a 47-year-old business consultant who according to public records, is the business manager for a very popular actor. Although we could not verify that this was indeed the same Hanks.

A manager of anything would not act the way Mr. Hanks had—regardless of how much he hates someone.

Hate is a two-way street in this issue. Hanks hate for Palin is not an excuse for his disgusting abuse towards a 20-year-old woman, even if he chose this for his Twitter handle.

The Hanks and Palin debacle has reminded me of the inherent bias of hate. The fact that one type of hate is tolerable and another type is inexcusable is a contradiction which makes tolerance and understanding of others impossible.

Check out his reaction in the video below.
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