That hallmark of butch masculinity, Carson Daly, must have had a brain fart on his radio show on 97.1 AMP today. Talking about jetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon, who had a midair meltdown that forced his co-pilot to lock him out of the cockpit and passengers to restrain him, Daly said he was glad it was a bunch of “well-trained dudes” on board and not some limp-wristed pansies.
“Most of the people [on board] were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas. It was, like, a bunch of dudes and well-trained dudes, thank God. With my luck, it would be like, this is the flight going to [gay Pride] in San Francisco… I mean, that would be my colleagues.”
Then, switching to a slow-leak lisp, Daly added, “Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.”
We never thought Daly was Charlie Rose, or even Howard Stern, but he seems pretty ignorant of two major points:
* Mark Bingham, an openly gay man and a kick-ass rugby player, was among those who sacrificed their lives to tackle terrorists aboard United flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
* There’s plenty of rumors about Daly’s own sexuality. The guy dated Tara Reid, for Christ sake.
Later this afternoon, Daly offered an apology via Twitter: “This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself and offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize.”
Oh, well, since you went to all the trouble to tweet your mea culpa, we know it’s from the heart.