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Carson Daly: Gays Too Weak To Stop Crazy Jet Blue Pilot – 9/11 Gay Hero Mark Bingham’s Mom Fires Back!

Yesterday Carson Daly while appearing on a L.A. radio he was joking (badly) about the recent JetBlue flight where the pilot who had a breakdown mid-air and had to be restrained by passengers as he ranted about Sept. 11 and yelled, “Guys, push it to full throttle.”

TMZ reports what Daly said:

 “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.” He laughingly continued, “With my luck, it would be like … ‘this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco … I mean, that would be my colleagues.” Then, changing his voice to sound like a gay stereotype, Carson said, “Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.”

Daly immediately apologized via Twitter but and later apologized to the LGBT community in a statement delivered to GLAAD by saying:

“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.”

But that did not stop Alice Hoagland, the mother of openly gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham from speaking her mind about the incident:

“Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother’s Day. He also was known for careening down the rugby pitch, and, on the morning of September 11, 2001, for charging unarmed down the aisle of a doomed Boeing 757 to face knife-wielding Islamist thugs in a hijacked cockpit.”

She adds, “No one among his pick-up team of fellow passengers was asking ‘Are you straight? Are you gay?’ No one doubted that a guy who weighed 220 and stood 6’4” tall – who could run over a charging opponent on the field, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona earlier that summer – would be an asset to a desperate group trying to overcome a threat onboard an airliner.”

“The world has its share of strong, heroic gay men. Gay men in sports uniforms and military uniforms have been winning America’s games and fighting America’s battles for a long time: quietly, humbly, and in the face of vicious bigotry.” “I hope you and I may have an opportunity to talk sometime. I prefer to believe you didn’t mean to offend. Good luck to you.”

Beautifully said, Mom…your son is a hero.

And Carlson Daly is a hack douchebag.  Pure and simple.

Meredith Vieira Apologizes For Remarks Concerning Hurt Locker’s Male Stars Hugs (Video)

Meredith Vieira has apologized for remarks on the Today show on Monday morning to Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie. Vieira asked Mackie if his hugs with co-star Jeremy Renner were something she needed to be “worried about.” (Renner again? He’s cute but he’s NOT THAT cute!)

In a statement to GLAAD Meredith Viera said:

“During an interview with the cast of The Hurt Locker on Monday, I turned to actor Anthony Mackie and made a joke about ‘man hugging’ in reference to a hug he and fellow actor Jeremy Renner had shared a few weeks earlier on our air. It was meant to be lighthearted, but some were offended by what they believed to be a homophobic comment. That was never my intent, but that doesn’t matter. Words are extremely powerful and should never be chosen lightly, even in a lighthearted moment. I apologize to any and all that I offended. My support of the gay and lesbian community is longstanding and well documented. It has not and will never waver.”

This is how you make an apology…own your fuck up, offer sincere regret, admit that words can be used as weapons,and then reaffirm your commitment to the LGBT community…exactly what she did.

Thank you Meredith.