GLAAD is demanding an apology from FOX News and Bill O'Reilly after O'Reilly commented on a gay-friendly McDonald's ad earlier this week by wondering if the restaurant chain might soon be reaching out with niche marketing to al Qaeda.
"Instead of evaluating the commercial in a fair manner, O’Reilly used the occasion to defame the LGBT community, suggesting that McDonald’s might begin marketing to terrorists simply because the company produced a gay friendly television commercial. His lighthearted tone in the segment was equally disturbing.
Cable opinion programs like “The O’Reilly Factor” have a responsibility to cover issues with a level of respect and civility. Bill O’Reilly failed to live up to that standard in making these defamatory remarks. Fox News Channel is equally accountable for allowing O’Reilly a platform for this insulting and irresponsible commentary. Please contact Fox News Channel and voice your concerns about Bill O’Reilly's history of verbal attacks on LGBT people including this latest incident of comparing the gay community to al Qaeda. Urge O’Reilly and Fox News to apologize and tell the network to stop allowing its airwaves to be used for anti-gay defamation."
You can find information on contacting the network here.