Adam Carolla kind of apologizes for anti-LGBT comments
Radio and TV host Adam Carolla apologized -- sort of -- for statements he made in his podcast last week that angered people at the Ga & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, who were not happy he bad-mouthed members of the LGBT community. You mean a crude funnyman didn't take something seriously? Shocking.
GLAAD took issue with him after he said during a recording last week for The Adam Carolla Show that the LGBT movement should change its group name to the acronym "YUCK" and wondering "When did we start giving a s--t about (transgender) people?" during a conversation that started about whether or not Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie should get married. When the site posted an excerpt of the podcast (listen to it here, NSFW), Carolla responded on his Twitter account, @adamcarolla, with "I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian not a politician." That didn't cut it for GLAAD.
"Given his history of antigay and racist comments, networks and advertisers should know what their money is supporting if they choose to hire Adam Carolla," GLAAD senior director of programs Herndon Graddick said in a statement, according to The Advocate. "The gross intolerance that he tries to pass off as comedy should not have a place on our airwaves." The Advocate does point out that Carolla was part of the celebrity-laden No H8 campaign in 2010 to shut down the controversial California Proposition 8, which aimed to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.
The last time we heard this kind of uproar was when Tracy Morgan told a Nashville audience in June he would stab his son if he turned out to be gay. Tracy also said he was doing the comedy thing, but we're still mad at him for canceling his show at the Straz at the last minute, so we don't wanna hear it.
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