The Gay Blogosphere just went into overdrive.
If you thought MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett’s comments about Heath Ledger’s death were tacky, get a load of this: John Gibson of Fox News outright made fun of Heath’s death on his radio show–and MSNBC’s Dan Abrams and Joe Scarboro blasted him for it:
(How ironic that the aforementioned Courtney’s in the Abrams clip?)
GIBSON: Now it’s time for “My Word.” I have received comments regarding remarks I made on my radio show the other night after the shocking death of Heath Ledger. I’m sorry that some took my comments as anti-gay and insensitive. I’m aware that Ledger has a family and many fans who were grief-stricken by his sudden death.
As I speak, a crowd is gathering at the funeral home where Ledger’s funeral services will be held. Those who knew him say he was a good actor and a loving dad. And what happened to him was terrible, but was evidently an accident. Once again, to anyone offended by my comments, I’m sorry. But I’m also sorry that Heath Ledger is no longer alive and with us.
That is “My Word.”
Clearly we can take from this that John Gibson’s word is a lie. He’s “sorry” that “some” took his comments as anti-gay and insensitive? Are you kidding me?
As Andy pointed out,
Last night, Gibson defended his “little Brokeback Mountain joke,” saying he’s lived off that “I wish I knew how to quit you” comment for months, saying “I’m not giving that up.”
So mocking the fags is nothing new for Gibson. Except he wasn’t mocking one of us this time, just someone who dared play gay in a drama.
No wonder these people don’t believe in evolution. It’s never happened to them.
I think GayRightsWatch may have put it best:
Simply put Fox News Radio host John Gibson is a heartless asshole.
Hopefully the last laugh will be on him. Ennis Del Mar has suffered enough.
And I didn’t even really like that movie that much.