Fox News host and token closeted gay Shepard Smith today asserted that actor Robin Williams was “such a coward” for committing suicide at the conclusion of a touching special report.
Smith relayed a Williams had once told a story about his daughter, Zelda, who asked him to read a book to her in his normal voice.
“One of the children he so loved, one of the children grieving tonight, because their father killed himself in a fit of depression.
It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?” You could love three little things so much, watch them grow, they’re in their mid-20s, and they’re inspiring you, and exciting you, and they fill you up with the kind of joy you could never have known.
And yet, something inside you is so horrible or you’re such a coward or whatever the reason that you decide that you have to end it”
Smith later apologized his remarks about Williams after outrage over his callous comments reached a fever pitch.
“I spent an entire hour talking about how much this man affected people’s lives and brought greatness to this world, I was just wondering aloud what could have made this man want to end it all. And it reminds us that we all have responsibility as friends and neighbors to help take responsibility to prevent this from happening.”
I was sorry to read online the people who see the world in a black-and-white way, and to suggest that they might have a definitive analysis of why he did such a thing. What I wanted to do is celebrate his life and find some meaning in our own lives, since we often do know someone who is reaching out, and we have a responsibility to help that person — maybe a phone call or a door knock is in order.
But no matter how you process it: Look at what this family is going through. I would never presume to know anything about his private life. And if any of his family members and friends were to have seen me use the word “coward,” I would be horrified. I would just to apologize to the end of the earth to anyone who might think that I meant to openly call him a coward.
To the core of my being, I regret it. It just came out of my mouth. And I’m so sorry. And to anyone and their families who see that, I am sorry.
Shepard Smith is no different than any other of hateful FOX News clowns. In fact he’s worse. A gay man who hides his sexuality when everyone knows he is gay (and believe me its well documented just ask any gay bartender on the Upper East Side of Manhattan) but yet still works for and accepts money from one of the biggest anti-gay, right wind propaganda news stations. He is nothing more than quisling douchebag. And today proved that.