Friday, July 18, 2008
It's insanely easy to pick on the WNBA these days. You can talk about the slow play, the low scoring or even the level at which the NBA tries to shove it in our face. But even those angles are a bit played out. Well a radio host at 100.3 FM in Minnesota decided to go with the oh so clever lesbian angle.
Some basketball fans and parents are upset by on-air comments by a local radio host.Forget for a second that the comment offends both the gay community and women, it seriously amazes me that someone would even think that was funny. I mean he might have got away with that joke in 1996 when the league was formed, but come on. There's nothing worse than a hack DJ trying to pass jokes he heard over 10 years ago.
Thursday morning, radio show host Chris Baker made a controversial statement about the Women’s National Basketball Association.
The topic of Thursday's show on 100.3 KTLK was about things that never lived up to their hype.
But when one caller suggested the WNBA, some say Baker’s response went too far.
"You know what [the WBNA] is? That's a place for lesbians to make out when they score," Baker said.
The crazy thing is that it's not the first time he's gotten in trouble over controversial comments on-air. In April he also urged the beating and shooting of Republican National Convention protesters. Seems like a classy guy.
KTLK host under fire for WNBA, gay comments (KSTP)