In an op-ed published Friday, gay glossy Advocate labeled gay bashing suspect Kathryn Knott the “most hated woman in America.”

The column, written by Neal Broverman, was titled Op-ed: Finding Sympathy for the Most Hated Woman in America and the site linked to the article from its front page by asking “Is this the most hated woman in gay America?”

Knott is the 24-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman who is among those charged with the beating of a gay male couple in downtown Philadelphia. The victims told police that they were rushed by a mob of 10 to 12 men and women after one asked them if they were together. As a result of the beating, one of the victims, 28, was hospitalized for more than three days and had to have his jaw wired shut.

Knott and two other suspects surrendered to police on Wednesday.

“Knott wasn’t alone in the beating; there were two men arrested, like her, for their participation, and they were part of a larger mob of as many as 15 people,” Broverman wrote. “But you almost wouldn’t know that from the media, especially the gay blogosphere, which is focusing its gaze on this modern-day Anita Bryant.”

“Unfairly or not,” he added, “she's being held to a higher standard” because “women are supposed to know what it's like to be oppressed.”

A lawyer representing Knott, the daughter of Chalfont Township Police Chief Karl Knott, has denied her participation in the incident, saying she “couldn't bust a grape.”

But an affidavit of probable cause describing the incident made public on Friday contradicts his assertions.

According to the affidavit, Knott allegedly screamed “faggots” at the men and hit one of them in the face.

Broverman concludes his commentary by saying that he hopes Knott “can grow from this and understand why the world is so livid with her.”

“Don't get me wrong, I'm still fuming at her actions and entitlement. But she's a victim too; of bad parenting, segregation, misinformation, and misogyny. After this pubic lashing, maybe that will finally sink in,” he added.