March 29, 2012 01:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Carson Daly is doing some damage control. After making what could be considered a homophobic joke about the Jet Blue incident that recently made headlines on his radio show, The Voice host has issued an apology to LGBT rights group, GLAAD, expressing his disappointment in himself for offending a community that still struggles to “overcome adversity,” telling the organization, “I’m not that guy.”
Not everyone was laughing when NBC‘s Carson Daly joked about the passengers on board the Jet Blue plane who restrained pilot Clayton Osbon during his crazy in-flight meltdown, saying, “With my luck, it would be like … ‘This is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco.’”
After a public outcry over his stereotypical remarks, insinuating that gay passengers wouldn’t have done anything to help in that situation, Daly issued an apology in a statement to GLAAD that read:
“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 for them.”
This isn’t the first time that a star of The Voice has gotten into trouble for anti-gay comments. Both Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green have also come under fire after posting some seemingly homophobic tweets in the past.
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