Fox News Executive Vice President John Moody says the US Olympics team is “darker, gay, different.”
Moody made these comments through an op-ed for Fox News (that's now been taken down) and said that Team USA doesn’t have a chance at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
He thinks this is because athletes were chosen for PR reasons, and not because each person went through the intense and multi-step process of qualification.
To introduce his stance on this, Moody referenced a USOC official who praised the team for its diversity. Then Moody reversed that statement by saying there’s an “’embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s US team.”
“No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.”
“Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” he wrote.
“It appears the US Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.”
“If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.”
Of course, many people were offended by John Moody’s statement and called him both racist and homophobic.