Anthony Weiner Apologizes For His Reaction To "Dyke" Comment From NYC Voter
Anthony Weiner is once again finding himself in a controversy that sees him apologizing on Twitter. This time around, instead of dick pics it's an elderly voter's anti-gay slur against his mayoral competitor Christine Quinn that has drawn an apology out of Weiner.
On Thursday, we reported that some in the LGBT community weren't satisfied with the otherwise notoriously gay-friendly mayoral candidate's reaction when a voter called Quinn a "dyke."
According to reporters on hand, Weiner didn't enlighten the voter until they reacted uncomfortably."You really shouldn’t talk that way about people," he said a few lines into their conversation.
Many New Yorkers, including State Senator Brad Hoylman (who called Weiner's reaction a "lack of moral courage"), demanded an apology, which they got today via Twitter.
“Homophobia is vile and destructive and something I have fought against for the entirety of my career, including being a vocal supporter of gay marriage since 1998 and standing up on the floor of Congress for transgender Americans,” reads Weiner's statement as tweeted by campaign spokeswoman Barbara Morgan.
“I admonished the woman amid a large crowd on a street corner and by no means believe that anything about her comment was appropriate. If the impression is that I did, I apologize because behavior like this will absolutely not be tolerated in my administration.”