Outrage Rises Over John Gibson Remarks on Heath Ledger
John Gibson's disgusting remarks about Heath Ledger, which I posted about last night, have reverberated through the media. I've made a clip of a segment on MSNBC's Morning Joe in which Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist discuss the remarks.
Scarborough asks, "Is he laughing that Heath Ledger died because he made a movie about two gay men? Is that why this young father dying was a punchline to John Gibson?"
When Geist replies, "Of course it is. That’s the implication," Scarborough replies, "So if you make a movie — this is now, it’s not that if you are gay, your death is a punchline. If you make a movie about being gay, your death becomes a punchline. I don’t know who syndicates this guy, but that is absolutely stunning, that John Gibson would be that mean-spirited and hateful."
Last night, Gibson defended his "little Brokeback Mountain joke," saying he's lived off that "I wish I knew how to quit you" comment for months, saying "I’m not giving that up."
Listen to Gibson's new comments on Think Progress.
GLAAD has sent out an alert, urging people to contact the network and voice their disgust with Gibson.
MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann last night gave Gibson his "world's worst person" award (below).