A well-known television personality has apologized after coming under criticism by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, reports EW.com’s PopWatch.
Adam Carolla was accused by GLAAD of "gross intolerance" after the comedian made anti-gay comments on his podcast last week.
In a press release about the incident, GLAAD said: “In his rant, he also told LGBT people to ‘shut up’ because they are ‘ruining his life’ by speaking out about equality. He went on to say that members of the LGBT community should stop using the letters ‘LGBT’ to describe themselves, and should instead use ‘YUCK.’ Regarding transgender people, Carolla at one point asked: ‘When did we start giving a sh-t about these people?’"
Carolla apologized, saying, “I’m sorry my comments were hurtful. I’m a comedian, not a politician.”
Carolla co-hosted "Loveline" on MTV from 1996 to 2000 and was the co-creator of "Crank Yankers.” He currently hosts “The Car Show” on Speed.