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Charlotte’s Y2 Yoga Studio Is Sorry For Being ‘Uber Gay’ By Closing Down During The Snow Storm

How does a small yoga studio in Charlotte grab national (blog) headlines? By announcing closures related to the snowstorm via an email laced with the word “gay.” Y2 Yoga owner and instructor Tanner Bazemore notified clients the blizzard would keep the studio closed like so: “Greetings! I know it sounds gay, but we are definitely less gay across the bored (sic) when compared to CMS, BOA, etc, etc.” Also: “Mainly, I am being gay” by closing the studio. And: “Closing completely because of some white stuff is being uber gay!” To be sure, the email included four disclaimers letting everyone know he used the word “gay” to mean “bad.” And if you had a problem with his message? “Pedophiles who feel hurt with my words send your comments to john_walsh@americasmostwanted.com.” Wonderful!

So when Bazemore got called out on Twitter, he responded as you would expect: “An apology has been issued to those offended. It is unfortunate my words were misconstrued. Nothing but love for all. Sorry. OM. TB.” He tells FOX Charlotte that he was drinking wine when he wrote the note. And Mel Gibson was just having a malt beverage.

Bazemore insists that “while I might be a moron, I’m not a hurtful person.” Then he sent a check for $1,000 to the It Gets Better project. All better now?

And isn’t yoga supposed to an activity that de-stresses? I think the only appropriate thing for Bazemore to do is offer free nude yoga classes to gay clientele. Where only Bazemore is naked.

By:           JD
On:           Jan 13, 2011
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  • 17 Comments
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Most of Tanner Bazemore’s IQ points are on a long vacation.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      The gay=pedophile canard is the worst thing about this. He doesn’t look like one of these old bitter people whom I’ve seen say something like this and he even does yoga, which people do who care about inner peace and such, right? Bizarre.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Also “I apologize that people were offended” instead of saying “I apologoize for what I said” is so weak.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      If his words were misconstrued? I think they’re pretty clear.

      There must be something in the water in North Carolina. A lot of off the charts bigotry down there.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      1. Free publicity for his tiny yoga studio (via “no press is bad press”).

      2. Why would you even use the word “gay” in this context in the first place if you’re going to include several disclaimers justifying its use? Having to do the latter should have raised a red flag.

      3. Yeah, cool, equating gays with pedophiles. How original.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake J
      Blake J

      This planet needs cleansing!
      We should not even bother trying to educated these “super ignorant” people, just kill them.
      This planet is over-populated, so some people need to leave!

      Jan 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy
      randy

      He looks like a big ‘ol lesbian.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • angelica
      angelica

      why would anyone wanna see him naked?

      Jan 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavyJones
      DavyJones

      Some random guy said “gay” a lot… Why is this news?

      Jan 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr
      chpinnlr

      @angelica: I couldn’t agree with you more, ewww! A naked moron is still a moron!

      Jan 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TB
      TB

      @Josh: here was the original email, http://conta.cc/e5KJON, which you can read and see that I clearly did not call homosexuals pedophiles. Numerous online blogs claim that I did, including this one. I can only assume that that claim makes an article juicier. Regardless it’s false information. Second, here was my subsequent apology letter http://ow.ly/3DDrE . Namaste, TB

      Jan 15, 2011 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TB
      TB

      @Chris: here was the original email, http://conta.cc/e5KJON, which you can read and see that I clearly did not call homosexuals pedophiles. Numerous online blogs claim that I did, including this one. I can only assume that that claim makes an article juicier. Regardless it’s false information. Second, here was my subsequent apology letter http://ow.ly/3DDrE . Namaste, TB

      Jan 15, 2011 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Seems to me like where we should be with this is: (new) apology accepted, lesson learned, everyone moves on and has a great life.

      Jan 15, 2011 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TB
      TB

      @Blake J: http://ow.ly/3DDrE

      Jan 15, 2011 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TB
      TB

      @Kev C: http://ow.ly/3DDrE

      Jan 15, 2011 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      @TB: TB, just run your business in a respectful, professional manner. Avoid the WTF messages and don’t type while drunk. Namaste.

      Jan 15, 2011 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TB
      TB

      @Kev C: That seems to be the recurring advice I’ve been give… and plan on taking. Thanks. TB

      Jan 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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