While American viewers of the 2010 Olympics are treated to arguably terrible coverage on NBC, Australian sports fans are being treated to something even worse: Dickhead Channel 9 newscasters Eddie McGuire and Mick Molloy joking about how faggy Johnny Weir is.
Well, someone was going to do it. The saddest part: They couldn’t even find any original lines.
The controversial exchange occurred when Molloy said, “They don’t leave anything in the locker room, these blokes, do they?.”
McGuire replied by adding: “They don’t leave anything in the closet, either, do they?”
Molloy briefly warned McGuire he could get into trouble.
The network then cut to footage of a skater wearing a tuxedo-style costume, which Molloy was critical of.
The footage then showed a skater wearing a costume of overalls and a flannelette shirt.
McGuire suggested it was “a bit of ‘Brokeback.'”
Molloy agreed, saying: “A bit of ‘Brokeback Mountain‘ exercises, you can’t wear that.”
But don’t get too upset. There was an apology. Of sorts.
“I made a joke that was a bit off-colour. Some of the crew here didn’t like it either,” he said.
“I suggested that there was a disaster happening at the ice skating rink because organisers had found out one of the male ice dancers wasn’t gay.
“And I apologise for that really sincerely.”
Molloy’s apology seemed insincere, however, as he added “But it definitely wasn’t this guy” before cutting to a shot of champion American figure skater Johnny Weir.
Cue the Facebook group “Eddie McGuire is ruining the 2010 Winter Olympics coverage”, complaints to Channel 9, and demands for firings.
Our suggestion? Get these two men on skates and, on live television, have them each attempt a mere double loop. Until they land one.