Adam Carolla Issues Lame Apology For Anti-Gay Rant

CarollaFT Adam Carolla came under fire for a nauseating anti-gay rant yesterday.

Rather than using the occasion to learn a lesson and admit his mistake, however, the former Man Show host issued a flat, pat apology: "I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician."

If only Carolla were a politician. Then we could order a recall and send him into the streets.

In case you missed it: Carolla last week went on a rant in which he not only insulted gay people, but laid into transgender people, whom he derided as frivolous and confusing.

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  1. I'm afraid I can't muster much outrage here. It's one thing when it comes from someone who has a following, but this guy? Who cares. He was relegated to the comedian dumpster long ago.

    Posted by: Tom | Aug 16, 2011 9:27:30 PM


  2. Meh. He's pretty much a non-entity so this might by the highlight of his year so far as attention goes. I haven't seen a lot of him but based on what I have the only way he could possibly be a bigger ass is if he took steroids.

    Posted by: Codswallop | Aug 16, 2011 9:35:08 PM


  3. Why are we giving these people like GLADD attention when they go after a comedian. It's sickening the power they have when you listen to them, however if you ignore them completely it goes away.

    Screw these people who have no senses of humor. If they don't like it dont listen to it. I'm tired of this nonsense where now comedians cant even say anything.

    Posted by: Aecen | Aug 16, 2011 11:31:11 PM


  4. Guys Adam is as gay-friendly as you'll find. But he's a comedian and gays and trans-whatevers are still a source of comedy. Deal with it and develop a sense of humor or hide in a cave until a GTLBFG-whatever is elected president.

    Posted by: Kevin | Aug 17, 2011 12:39:26 AM


  5. Why are we giving these people like GLADD attention when they go after a comedian. It's sickening the power they have when you listen to them, however if you ignore them completely it goes away.

    Screw these people who have no senses of humor. If they don't like it dont listen to it. I'm tired of this nonsense where now comedians cant even say anything.

    Posted by: Aecen | Aug 16, 2011 11:31:11 PM

    Not that my comment is directed at you. But that would be nice if we use that same analogy when an African American says these things also.

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Aug 17, 2011 1:08:19 AM


  6. @CW -- he has said similar things using the words Jew, Black, Mexican. All the time. You should listen to his show. (It's funny). And BTW -- at the risk of sounding like an apologist, Adam's right hand gal on the show is Jewish. His sidekick is disabled (brain tumor). He's had gay assistants in the past. He helped his two gay friends start a publicity company. His longtime close friend is from Guatemala and barely speaks english. He's employed him forever and even had him co-star with him in his feature film THE HAMMER.

    Chill out. And laugh. And listen to the "rant." It was not as bad as you think. He was one upping a joke that was made by another on his show. And he won. He's said much worse. And funnier.

    Posted by: giantELF | Aug 17, 2011 1:20:27 AM


  7. Just because you don't agree with his point of view doesn't make him unfunny to everybody. Just as Joshua Cook stated above.People who are gay can laugh at themselves even when being called "hurtful words" even if they disagree. You know why? Because their not insecure morons that allow someones else's take on life to change their own. Words are only hurtful if your overly sensitive to them. I bet not a single one of you has ever read or knows the first thing about Adam Corolla and how he got to where he is today.Meanwhile you'll laugh out loud at a Lisa Lampanelli who does the exact same thing except 10 x's worse but get's away with it because A. She's a woman and the so called "Queen of Mean".B Everybody knows she's not really racist because she dated a bunch of black guys. Corolla didn't get to where he is by trying to defend everybody from getting hurt from "hurtful words", he busted his ass and made something of himself. I bet not one of you is a published author, radio show host, actor, or stand up comedian. Guess what?! Corolla is now go take your meds. God you guys Suck!

    Posted by: travis hahn | Aug 17, 2011 2:14:08 AM


  8. Just because you don't agree with his point of view doesn't make him unfunny to everybody. Just as Joshua Cook stated above.People who are gay can laugh at themselves even when being called "hurtful words" even if they disagree. You know why? Because their not insecure morons that allow someones else's take on life to change their own. Words are only hurtful if your overly sensitive to them. I bet not a single one of you has ever read or knows the first thing about Adam Corolla and how he got to where he is today.Meanwhile you'll laugh out loud at a Lisa Lampanelli who does the exact same thing except 10 x's worse but get's away with it because A. She's a woman and the so called "Queen of Mean".B Everybody knows she's not really racist because she dated a bunch of black guys. Corolla didn't get to where he is by trying to defend everybody from getting hurt from "hurtful words", he busted his ass and made something of himself. I bet not one of you is a published author, radio show host, actor, or stand up comedian. Guess what?! Corolla is now go take your meds. God you guys Suck!

    Posted by: Travis Hahn | Aug 17, 2011 2:16:07 AM


  9. Those of you questioning Adam's comedy bona fides probably think Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho are the funniest people on earth. If you listen to his show you know he is an equal opportunity offender. If he was making fun of fat people with no sense of style you would all be OK with it.

    Posted by: Xactomundo | Aug 17, 2011 3:21:46 AM



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  11. Who the hell are you? The post I quoted below is from some whiny little jerk. Carolla is none of those things, but I would love to smack you upside the head, idiot.
    "
    "This guy represents the 1/3 of males who --were there no police, courts, government-- would rape women, be drunk 50% of the time, and just "gain by mayhem". Some males, like Corrola, thrive when they can bully without restraint, impose their will on others under implicit/actual threat of violence; and thereby take from others what they cannot acquire by any other means. He's like the loutish bully family that EVERYONE on the block hates.

    Posted by: dancob | Aug 16, 2011 2:06:00 PM"
    "

    Posted by: aceman | Aug 17, 2011 5:20:01 AM


  12. Sorry, Mr. Carolla, but I've cancelled the DVR recordings of the American version of TOP GEAR that air on the History Channel. Your participation in that show has ruined it for me. I plan to boycott everything you touch in "show business" and help ruin your career, just as you tried to ruin the lives of gay people and especially the transgendered with your ill-considered rant.

    Posted by: Adrian Kimberly | Aug 17, 2011 7:27:48 AM


  13. OOPS, my mistake. I cancelled THE CAR SHOW on the Speed Channel and NOT the American version of TOP GEAR on the History channel. I will not be recording THE CAR SHOW on DVR nor watching it at all until Mr. Carolla is fired from it.

    Posted by: Adrian Kimberly | Aug 17, 2011 7:34:57 AM


  14. Really...? Unfortunately for GLAAD, the reality is that Carolla has supported gay marriage, opposed "don't ask/don't tell" and speaks worse of himself, his family, friends etc. both on his podcasts and during live shows.
    Here's a thought GLAAD...how about you try to do something about the 52% of CA voters that quitely went to the polls and happily voted to take away the civil rights of gays in CA. Do you think they are followers of Adam Carolla, an admited atheist? Time to spend your time and energy on those that really hate gays...not b-list comedians

    Posted by: BS | Aug 17, 2011 10:11:21 AM


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