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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.

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17 Comments

  • Kev C

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

  • 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.

  • Chris

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • randy

    He looks like a big ‘ol lesbian.

  • angelica

    why would anyone wanna see him naked?

  • DavyJones

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

  • chpinnlr

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Kev C

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

  • TB

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

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