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Carson Daly Apologizes for Gay Jokes

Carson Daly Apologizes for Gay Jokes

Carson Daly says he’s sorry for making jokes about gay people on his L.A. radio show Wednesday (March 28).

“We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality. I’m truly saddened that my words today suggested otherwise,” the 38-year-old Voice host said in a statement to GLAAD.

Carson had been talking about the JetBlue pilot who was restrained by passengers after he had a meltdown on a flight.

Suggesting gay people would not have been able to handle such a dangerous situation, Carson then said, “If that were me … with my luck, it would be like, ‘This is the flight going to the [gay] pride parade in San Francisco,’” mockingly adding, “Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.”

“I’ve long been a supporter of gay and lesbian rights, and I’m saddened that my comments, however unintentional, offended anyone, specifically members of the LGBT community,” Carson added in his statement. “The fact that I have hurt anyone is devastating. I’m not that guy. I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and will continue to fight with them.”

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  • Eric

    You mean a statement released by the people at The Voice? All this is, is to make sure his remarks don’t hurt the show.

  • Jil

    Please, this guy’s the biggest closet case. Self-hating guy, if you ask me!

  • Roger That

    Well I’m gay and could kick this closet queen’s ass….

  • Liza

    Screw that guy and that stupid show!
    He meant what he said, how can he be “saddened” ?
    And he IS obviously “THAT” guy.
    What a doushe

  • Lake

    What a tool

  • M.

    What an idiot! He’s on the gayest show on television, He BETTER back track his rude thoughtless comments about the core audience of the stupid Voice.

  • The Brain

    Nice response. Written by his PUBLICIST. Sorry, Carson is a has-been tool who said how he feels and only apologies when his PR person realizes the ramifications. Let’s see what Christina has to say given virtually every fan of hers is gay.

  • Loopy

    Hes only apologizing because it could hurt the show.
    And what makes him think gays are weak panic stricken fools who go to Flower shows in Vegas? What an ignorant man.
    I know plenty gays (men and woman) that would kick his manorexic little a$$.

  • Kevin

    Wait…Carson’s NOT gay?

  • Vanessa

    The Voice is full of Has-beens!
    No self respecting person over the age of 16 would watch that show in the first place.

  • Myles

    Nice thing to say considering the fact that every guy that watches that lame show IS gay.
    What an idiot

  • PC BS

    No harm in what he said. Had it been a joke about Asians, menopausal women, red-heads or whatever no one would have blinked. Some groups just can’t take a joke and it doesn’t help their cause. Equality means to be made fun of as much as anyone else.

  • Lilly

    Well, Hopfilly he’s right and nobody would save him.
    And P.S
    It wasn’t even remotely funny…. A floral show in Vegas? Really?…… Lame

  • Kirsten

    He is an idiot. Also, I had no idea that he was still relevant. What year is this?

  • Starr

    @PC BS: Asians, menopausal women and red-heads aren’t treated like second hand citizens, Asians, menopausal women and red-heads are aloud to get married, They don’t have to fight everyday of there lives against prejudice…
    You may THINK it’s the same ol thing. But it’s not.. It’s VERY Diffrent,
    Carson is a public figure , He should be more responsible.

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    Carson Daly made a bad homophobic joke about gays and then in the next breath say “I’m proud to be an ally of the gay community”. EVEN HE DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT ONE!!

  • Sammy

    Carson should brush up on history – 9/11: Mark Bingham, an openly gay man and a kick-ass rugby player, was among those who sacrificed their lives to tackle terrorists aboard United flight 93 on September 11, 2001.

  • alfredo

    Carson Daly????

    Didn’t he die in a grease fire back in the 1990s??

  • lohan#1

    its a funny joke

  • mz

    fire him…the voice is about accepting everyone

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  • Albert

    I’m gay and I’m not even offended. People are so sensitive nowadays.

  • ozzie


    wow … albert said it ,,, it was a joke … and really not offensive at all

  • pinkydoo

    Why would anyone take what he says seriously? After all, didn’t he date Tara Reid? Pleeeez!

  • Tia

    @Albert: Just replace gay with black and the world would be demanding his resignation. and BTW ‘Albert’ you are not gay or even real! Are you Carsons PR hacks?

  • .

    @PC BS: Agreed!

  • Pasquale

    What can you expect ffrom someone who was engaged to Tara Reid.
    At least she had the presence of mind to dump the homophobe.