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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.”

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19 Comments

  • Polaro

    Tempest in a teapot.

  • miagoodguy

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

  • 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

  • Cam

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

    Then whose fault is it?!? lol

  • 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!!!

  • 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???

  • yaoming

    There goes the dyke vote. Ladies?

  • 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.”

  • Mofdgheb

    He looks a bit, um,… overdressed.

  • Kieran

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Kangol

    Should read:

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

  • hyhybt

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

  • balehead

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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