Savage is a notorious homophobe, anti-semite, and racist whose show Savage Nation, reaches 8 million households weekly across America on a total of 370 radio stations.
Just this week Savage unleashed a hateful tirade against gays as he discussed Melissa Etheridge’s Academy Awards win and her show of affection toward her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels. With regard to a post from earlier this morning, Savage’s comments make Australian radio host John Laws’ pillow biter comments sound like child’s play. Savage:
“I don’t like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. How’s that? I want to vomit when I hear it…I want to puke when I hear about a woman married to a woman raising children because, frankly, I think that it’s child abuse to do that to children without their permission. What does a child know? Ask them when they’re 16 whether they want to be raised by two lesbians or two men. What are the two men doing behind the other wall? You think the children don’t hear it?”
When a caller phoned in to Savage’s show asking what he should tell his children, who saw Etheridge give Michaels a kiss on national television, Savage responded:
“I will tell you how you answer it: You say there are people who are sexually confused, who think that they’re men when they’re women. They’re not normal. Normal people are not like that. Normal people are like Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy are normal. There are people who are not normal, who have a confusion in their head, and they think they’re a man even though they look like a woman. That’s what you have to say to them otherwise the child will grow up confused.”
Listen to Savage’s entire hateful rant at Media Matters, where you can also find contact information for Michael Savage.
Rather than heralding the arrival of Savage to their client list, CAA should be hanging their heads in shame for supporting this hatemonger.