Carson Daly Apologizes for Joke About Gay People, JetBlue Pilot

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On a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas yesterday, a group of passengers were forced to band together and subdue Clayton Osbon, a pilot who simply flipped out, behaving erratically, banging on the cockpit door and screaming out numbers.

On his radio show this morning, meanwhile, Carson Daly referenced the incident.

"Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas," he said. "It was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes... thank God."

Carson Daly Picture

The Voice host then added, laughing: "With my luck, it would be like... 'this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco,'" changing his tone to sound more effeminate and saying: "Uh, we're headed down to Vegas for the floral convention."

The implication, naturally? Folks such as that would not have been able to bring down the JetBlue pilot.

A few hours after making the comments, Daly Tweeted an apology: "This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize."

Do you accept this apology? Do you think he should have made one?

 

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So I like Carson Daly. I think he's alright as people go. I forgive him for his gaff. I forgive others for their insensitive remarks about my weight, or for attaching a stigma to me because I'm suppose to be conformed to the mssses and darn it, I just am who I am, flawed and struggling and human and all. Thats what we all are, just people dealing life but the world is squeezing us so we can't even laugh at anything that smacks of "intolerance" and this is so sad because most things that are joked about dont fall into the BAD category but are shades of truth that when exaggerated is funny. We laugh at things comedians say even when they are going a bit over the edge - why because its funny when you put it into certain terms and attach a visual to it. Peace to all ~ a whole lot of love and laughter too.

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What I hope Carson will do is eat a sandwich, OK? Manorexia should have gone out with Matthew Perry. Oh no, did I just offend an Anorexic person, Perry, or people with intenstinal problems that make them lose weight...? Heading for the door, running fast, hey that's my head you just threw that tomato at...doing double time, SLAM!

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He was probably just speaking for himself.

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THE HELL WITH BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT. YOU CAN'T SMACK YOUR KID WHEN HE'S BAD, YOU CAN'T WEAR FUR, YOU CAN'T SAY FAGGOT, YOU CAN'T SAY NIGGER, ETC. NOW WE'RE BEING FORCED TO EAT A CERTAIN WAY, DRIVE ELECTRIC CARS, RECYCLE CANS, AND BOTTLES. THE HELL WITH ALL OF THAT.

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It was a joke.

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Tami,
It's turning into a society we'll hardly recognize if we allow this hyper-politically correct influence to continue it's encroachment on our Free Speech.

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The gays are taking your rights away people....don't let them !!!!!!! Can't say this..can't say that...what in the hell is America turning into?????

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Is it a joke? Is the apology acceptable. In truth, this means nothing. The seeds of the comment rest in the belief that gay is to be associated with weakness. This is easy to do - especially if you surround yourself with similar beliefs.
Here we go - it's easy to do........In this picture Mr. Daly has on a St. Monica baseball cap, following the seeds of his reasoning "he is some kind of religious catholic fanatic.
Stereotyping is easy - thinking is hard - comedy can be cheap.