GLAAD Complains To KLIF Over Krok's Comments On Gay Councilman's Message
November 17, 2010 at 10:42 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Talk KLIF-A/DALLAS afternoon host CHRIS KROK's comments about FORT WORTH city Councilman JOEL BURNS' recent "It Gets Better" message for gay teens has drawn opposition from GLAAD and may lead to an on-air apology from KROK, reports THE ADVOCATE. KROK mocked BURNS' "It Gets Better" message, which has received over 2.3 million hits on YOUTUBE, in a segment in OCTOBER, saying that BURNS' message was about "me, me, me" and criticizing BURNS for calling his partner his "husband" because TEXAS does not recognize gay marriages.
GLAAD contacted OM JEFF CATLIN on MOMDAY (11/15) with their concerns, and called the conversation "a productive one; CATLIN both understands and shares our concern. As the person who oversees KLIF, CATLIN acknowledged that he has the 'responsibility to be responsible' for what airs on the station. Without going into detail, CATLIN said that he spoke with KROK and that he was disciplined shortly after the segment aired. He also pointed out that KROK has not spoken about this since then."