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Anthony Weiner Apologizes For His Response To Christine Quinn “Dyke” Comment

Anthony-Weiner-sorryNew York mayoral candidate and walking/tweeting dick joke Anthony Weiner is publicly apologizing once again, this time over a gay slur used to describe his opponent, Christine Quinn.

In an article from the The Washington Post following the race for mayor, Weiner was cast in a rather unflattering light over his response to a voter who referred to the openly gay Quinn as a “dyke” :

“You a registered Democrat?” he asked an elderly woman wheeling a shopping cart by him.

“I am,” she said. “And I’m not voting for uh, what’s her name? The dyke.”

“Okay. I just need you to sign the petition to get me on the ballot,” said Weiner, who then noticed the incredulous reaction of a reporter and added, “and you really shouldn’t talk that way about people.”

“Oh, I’m sorry,” the woman said.

“It’s okay,” Weiner responded. “It’s not your fault.”

That didn’t fly with Quinn supporters Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad Hoylman, who said Weiner displayed a “lack of moral courage” and demanded an apology from him “on behalf of LGBT and women New Yorkers.” The Empire  State Pride Agenda also criticized Weiner’s response, as well as his silence on LGBT rights and during anti-gay heckling at a recent mayoral forum.

After the exchange with the cantankerous old woman, Weiner told reporters he had “ immediately admonished her not to say anything further” and that he had “no memory of saying anything beyond that to the woman.” To make sure that he was coming in loud and queer, however, he later issued a formal apology:

“Homophobia is vile and destructive and something I have fought against for the entirety of my career, including being a vocal supporter of gay marriage since 1998 and standing up on the floor of Congress for transgender Americans,” Weiner said in a statement tweeted out by campaign spokeswoman Barbara Morgan.

“I admonished the woman amid a large crowd on a street corner and by no means believe that anything about her comment was appropriate. If the impression is that I did, I apologize because behavior like this will absolutely not be tolerated in my administration.”

While Quinn’s been mum this whole time, refusing to comment on “dyke”-gate or the statement from her colleagues, she made her feelings about Anthony Weiner pretty clear in that Washington Post article: “Not for nothing, talk is cheap.”

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 21, 2013
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  • 19 Comments
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Tempest in a teapot.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      Who knew far left liberals would use such language. I thought only conservatives used such words.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarSco
      DarSco

      “you really shouldn’t talk that way about people” Maybe that was saying enough to her. sometimes people will defend their craziness to the end

      Jun 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      ““It’s okay,” Weiner responded. “It’s not your fault.””
      __________________

      Then whose fault is it?!? lol

      Jun 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      Does Maw Maw EVEN KNOW what a dyke is? Old bat! I respect my elders but Maw Maw would’ve gotten an ear full from me!!!! Amazing how some elders are so bigoted..My neighbor is 80 years old and African American Pastor from the South,and I just love him to pieces,there isn’t a bigoted bone in his body,sweetest man you’ve ever met. We have become such good friends,I look forward to seeing him everyday!!!

      Jun 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Weiner sounds wishy washy. He is not to be trusted. I thought after he posted the photo of his Johnson, he was through. Why is he back???

      Jun 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      There goes the dyke vote. Ladies?

      Jun 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Let’s turn this around shall we…..

      “You a registered Democrat?” Christine Quinn asked an elderly woman wheeling a shopping cart by her.

      “I am,” she said. “And I’m not voting for uh, what’s his name? The kike.”

      “Okay. I just need you to sign the petition to get me on the ballot,” said Quinn, who then noticed the incredulous reaction of a reporter and added, “and you really shouldn’t talk that way about people.”

      “Oh, I’m sorry,” the woman said.

      “It’s okay,” Quinn responded. “It’s not your fault.”

      Jun 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mofdgheb
      Mofdgheb

      He looks a bit, um,… overdressed.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Looking forward to seeing him march in the Gay Pride parade surrounded by supporters carrying “I Like Weiner” signs.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny
      Teleny

      Well he was surprised and did admonish her, even if he qualified it. I’m not so critical here because I’m not the quickest when taken by surprise.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DrDrew
      DrDrew

      It’s not the first time Weiner hasn’t been all-in on gay issues:

      http://politicker.com/2013/06/lgbt-conversation-causes-mayoral-heckling-at-flatbush-forum/

      De Blasio and Quinn both stood up for what’s right… Weiner was silent (or, one might say, flaccid).

      Jun 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamesbarnette
      jamesbarnette

      Give me a break if you can’t see the problem here. It was the line “but it’s not your fault.”

      I live in NYC and it’s a safe bet this is the end of the road for him.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      @jamesbarnette:

      It was his silence, and that subsequent “but it’s not your fault.”

      He still has apologized for his racism in his initial campaign for Congress.

      He is a creep who should get out of the race. I don’t support Quinn, but I’d take her or any of the other Democrats over this very sleazy man. Just awful, and he actually has gotten worse!

      Jun 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Should read:

      He still has not apologized for his racism in his initial campaign for Congress.

      Jun 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      You have to work hard if you want to make something like this a big deal.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 2:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Why is it his fault?….Just more pettyism masquerading as activism….

      Jun 22, 2013 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PrettyLittleLiar
      PrettyLittleLiar

      It sounded like he told the woman that it wasn’t cool to call lesbians “dykes”. Then it sounded like he apologized for doing the right thing. Go f**k yourself, Christine Quinn.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      The headline makes it sound like he call Quinn a dyke. He did not. “It’s not your fault.” That implies he does think something is wrong with what the woman said, otherwise there is no fault. Did he need to say “It’s not your fault you’re a bigoted moron?” or “Its not your fault you say stupid things because you grew up hearing that tripe and are too simple to think your way out of your preconditioned mindset?” Tempest in a teapot.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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