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Carson Daly issues detailed apology: “The fact that I have hurt anyone is devastating. I’m not that guy”

Carson Daly has issued a second apology – this one far more detailed than the first – for jokes he made about gay people on his morning radio show Wednesday.

“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. 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. 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.”

Daly had joked that gay people could not have subdued a JetBlue pilot who went berserk on a flight from New York to Las Vegas this week.

‘Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas … it was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes … thank God,’ said Daly, according to

He continued: ‘With my luck, it would be like … ‘this is the flight going to [the gay pride convention] in San Francisco … I mean, that would be my colleagues.’

TMZ reports that Daly then changed his voice to sound like a gay stereotype and said: ‘Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.’

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6 Remarks

  1. Hey Carson!
    Do you know you have a big forehead??!! Oops, sorry. I apologize.

  2. March 29th, 2012 at 7:44 am
    K. Martinez says:

    Why doesn’t he just simply say he was wrong and was being a homophobic asshole. The released statement just seems too polished, like some sort of damage control PR release. His joke was thoughtless and mean-spirited. How can he call that unintentional? Carson can kiss my ass!!

  3. March 29th, 2012 at 8:34 am
    bandanajack says:

    i don’t want or need his apology… but i do want him to feel SHAME. perhaps after he reads alice hoagland’s response he will.

  4. no supported of gay and lesbian equality would ever make these kind of statements…he knew what he was doing when he said them….

  5. He’s a douche`

  6. Just like Brett Ratner, Carson should resign!

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