Here's Carson Daly on his radio show Wednesday:
Really listen to those words: "With my luck, it would be like... this is the flight going to Pride in San Francisco... I mean, that would be my colleagues," he said. "Uh, we're headed down to Vegas for the floral convention. "
As a comedian, frankly I don't care that much about bad jokes. He isn't a comic, so I'm actually willing to grant him a pretty long leash here on what he might think is funny. However, in a time when every gay story in the news is still about bullying or suicide, using the easiest stereotypes against gay people just doesn't cut it. I was at the GLAAD awards this past weekend, and the entire thing was about bullying and how much has changed and how far we have to go. Well, perhaps not that much has changed because of people like Carson.
Carson, I do not accept your forced, publicist-written apology. Every week someone does this to the gay community, GLAAD steps in and makes nice, and we all pretend it never happened. I'm over it. (And so is gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham's mother.) This gets us absolutely nowhere. You want me to accept your apology? Meet me on Christopher street in the middle of this year's NYC Gay Pride Parade... there's a couple of people I want to introduce you to.