WMMS' Dominic Dieter Apologizes For 'Screw Your Daughter Straight' Remark
May 1, 2012 at 3:53 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Rocker WMMS/CLEVELAND's DOMINIC DIETER, a member of the wakeup show "ROVER'S MORNING GLORY," issued an apology for after telling the father with a lesbian daughter he should "get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight," reports THE HUFFINGTON POST.
A transcript of the show provided by GLAAD, quotes DIETER as saying:
"I just wanted to say that, I know on the show this past FRIDAY I made some comments that people found -- considered to be offensive. And I just wanted to say, I understand why people are angry. I want to genuinely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by what I said.
I regret what I did say. My comments were inappropriate. They were inexcusable, and just downright stupid. And I want to make it clear; there was absolutely no intention to promote physical or sexual violence. And I’m truly, truly sorry by my poor choice of words that led people to believe otherwise."
MSNBC reports, ROVER'S MORNING GLORY has invited local LGBT advocacy group EQUALITY OHIO to join its community advisory board.
"It was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he should have one of his friends rape his daughter" GLAAD's Dir./News & Field Media AARON MCQUADE said in a statement. "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. And 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."
CCM+E/CLEVELAND OM KEITH ABRAMS told ALL ACCESS, "WMMS is aware of the complaint regarding a recent comment made by DOMINIC DIETER that aired this past FRIDAY. We take matters of this nature very seriously; his comment was thoughtless and unacceptable, and we apologize to those who were offended. We can assure you the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken, and DIETER has since apologized on-air and is fully aware that what he said was unacceptable. "
"We also want you to be aware that during FRIDAY's broadcast, he was in fact immediately criticized on-air by the other hosts of the show, and the rest of the segment was dedicated to a productive discussion about the acceptance of all lifestyles," added ABRAMS. "It included call-ins and commentary from members and friends of the gay community. WMMS supports the gay community and again, we deeply apologize."