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Audio: Beantown host regrets stinky brain fart

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images  Good As You Images Picture-4-93Michele McPhee, the Boston Herald columnist and radio host who caught heat this week for implying gay men are into little boys, offered up an apology on this morning's broadcast.  The good folks at GLAAD have generously provided us with the audio:

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And you know what?  She really sounds heartfelt.  We believe her.  Sure she (and everyone) should make every effort to disconnect in her own mind the idea that a gay man and little boy lust are in any way connected; but this really does seem to be a really bad case of foot in the mouth, not an actual belief that gay men want a little kid's foot in their own bedrooms.

So Michie, we're gonna buy what you're selling.  Although next time when you're out buying clothes and you find them too itty bitty, here's hoping you won't blame queer dudes, but rather society for deciding calories are a fashion deal breaker.

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Your thoughts

I thought that "apology" sounded snarky and pissy. She made the cardinal mistake of saying "I was talking about clothes" which to me sounded like "stop being so damned sensitive silly homos I was just talking about clothes". Her explanation didn't match what she actually said.

Additionally, I wish people could learn to make an apology without saying "if I offended anyone I apologize" or "I apologize to anyone who may have been offended".

The proper way to make a genuine apology is to say "I apologize to everyone I offended" or "I'm sorry for the offensive thing that I said" or "I'm sorry for the offensive comment I made and I'm sincerely sorry for the hurt and insult that it caused".

Posted by: Zeke | Nov 16, 2007 8:47:55 PM

Zeke: Well we'll have to agree to disagree. She does actually sound sincere to me. Judging by the past comments I've heard her make in regards to gays, it would seem she could certainly use a little bit of education regarding visibility, rights, and the true threats we face in society. However, I don't think she is malicious to the community.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 17, 2007 11:51:33 AM

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