Shock jocks are paid to make outrageous statements, but Dominic Dieter (left) of WMMS 100.7 FM in Cleveland went too far when he advised a listener to arrange for his daughter’s rape if she turned out to be gay.
On Friday, Dieter—one of the Einsteins on WMMS’ Rover’s Morning Glory show—read an email from a man who said he saw his daughter kissing a girl. Dieter advised the father that “you should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight.”
Oh, so that’s what reparative therapy is!
GLAAD’s Aaron McQuade was not having it:
“It was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he should have one of his friends rape his daughter. That’s essentially how Dieter responded to this listener, and this is no laughing matter in a world where people are too often the victims of violence and sexual assault based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
Dieter gave this vile advice to everyone who was listening, including educators, parents and children —sending the message that it’s okay to physically or sexually abuse people who are perceived to be gay.”
GLAAD is calling for Dieter’s suspension, along with an apology and a segment on Morning Glory about gay teens coming out to their parents. A petition site is calling for Dieter to be fired outright. If you want to weigh in, WMMS General Manager Gary Mincer can be reached at 216-520-2600 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s worth noting Dieter has proven his idiocy several times before: In 2010, while working at 92.3 FM, Dieter took a dare to climb in a barrel and be rolled down a hill. He flew out halfway down and had to be taken to the hospital. In the clip below, he agreed to dance around in a jockstrap in a restaurant.