GLAAD responds to Adam Carolla's anti-gay comments
Another day, another comedian in hot water.
Anti-gay comments made last week by Adam Carolla on his Podcast, “The Adam Carolla Show,” prompted GLAAD to speak out against the radio host today in a release that accuses him of “gross intolerance.”
The organization reports on the incident in a press release, writing: “In his rant, he also told LGBT people to ‘shut up’ because they are ‘ruining his life’ by speaking out about equality. He went on to say that members of the LGBT community should stop using the letters ‘LGBT’ to describe themselves, and should instead use ‘YUCK.’ Regarding transgender people, Carolla at one point asked: ‘When did we start giving a sh–t about these people?'”
Carolla told EW via his rep, “I’m sorry my comments were hurtful. I’m a comedian, not a politician.”
Meanwhile, Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD, said, “Given his history of anti-gay and racist comments, networks and advertisers should know what their money is supporting if they choose to hire Adam Carolla. The gross intolerance that he tries to pass off as comedy should not have a place on our airwaves.” The “history” Graddick mentions to is in reference to Carolla claiming on “Loveline” that gay parents were “not as good as straight parents.”