On a podcast this week, so-called comedian Adam Corolla made some ugly remarks about the LGBT community. E! Online shared a summary of his statements, put together by GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation):
“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.’ ”
He also included the question, “When did we start giving a s--t about transgender people?”
Two years ago on “Loveline,” E! reports, Corolla said that gay parents are ‘not as good as” straight parents. Bullshit.
GLAAD is now on Corolla’s tail, certainly the last place he wants a gay organization to be: “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,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. “The gross intolerance that he tries to pass off as comedy should not have a place on our airwaves.”
Corolla issued what many consider a mealy apology, tweeting, “I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. That being said, I'm a comedian, not a politician.”
Really? Then how come the comments weren’t funny? Yuck, indeed.