GLAAD Condemns Adam Carolla's Anti-Gay, Anti-Trans Rant

Carolla I have heard some pretty disturbing rants in my years reporting on LGBT politics.

Politicians call us deviants, others say we're pedophiles or liken our relationships to bestiality. And still other opponents claim we're part of Satan.

Few diatribes, however, are as despicable and repulsive as Adam Carolla's remarks about LGBT -- particularly transgender people -- on last Thursday's episode of his podcast.

Discussing a petition calling for Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie to get married, and the term LGBT, Carolla commented, "When did everybody get fucking lumped in with the gays? Really? What percentage is transgendered?"

He then went to asked, "When did we start giving a shit about these people?"

The former Man Show host even wondered about the various permutations of trans-identity, like post-op female-to-male, at which point he took a cheap shot at Chaz Bono: "Every time I see Chaz Bono, my cock looks at me and says, 'Wha?''

As if that's not enough, he also says that LGBT people need to "shut up" about equal rights.

Ug, it's all so gross. It's not even as if Carolla's making a self-aware joke. He's just being hateful. (If you have the stomach, you can listen to the audio here.)

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You can bet your bottom dollar that GLAAD is all over this, and this after released a statement not only condemning Carolla's remarks, but reminding readers that the "comedian" has a history of anti-gay language: he has previously said that same-sex couples are not as good at parenting as their straight counterparts. What's more, GLAAD points out that Carolla derides other social and cultural groups, as well:

...LGBT people are hardly the only community about which Carolla has made ignorant remarks. In the past, Carolla has called the people of Hawaii “dumb,” “stupid,” “in-bred,” and “retarded” people who are among the “dumbest people we have.” Last year, Carolla referred to a Filipino boxer as being illiterate, having brain damage, and someone who prays to chicken bones – and stated that this boxer was ‘all the people of the Philippines have.’

In the group's statement on the matter, Herndon Graddick, GLAAD's Senior Director of Media Programs, remarks, "Given his history of anti-gay and racist comments, networks and advertisers should know what their money is supporting if they choose to hire Adam Carolla. The gross intolerance that he tries to pass off as comedy should not have a place on our airwaves.”

These sorts of comments don't belong on our airwaves, in our latrines, or anywhere else. Sadly, they do, and you can hear his audienec yucking it up in the background.

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  1. No doubt his PR team (yes--even low-level "comedians" like Adam Carolla have a PR team) is working overtime as we speak.
    We should have a sincere, sensitively worded statement within a day.

    Posted by: tpoww | Aug 15, 2011 5:19:49 PM

  2. Carolla has a very long anti-gay history of horrendous rants (starting on radio with Dr. Drew). While it is true that not everyone is thrilled with the T's being forced on the gay rights movement, he is just trying to be relevant again in a pathetic way.

    Posted by: prophet | Aug 15, 2011 5:20:27 PM

  3. I don't know who this guy is, but as far as I've been able to tell, he is a loser who has tried his hand at show biz comedy and never made it. He has become one of those fringe "entertainers" who keeps trying to get obscure radio gigs or hand outs from managers at comedy clubs and lizard lounge venues. Possibly his lashing out at others is his way of trying to legitimize his own existence. Misery loves company...

    Posted by: Woody McBreairty | Aug 15, 2011 5:24:02 PM

  4. What a loser. Though I'd be more upset if he mattered in the least.

    Posted by: Alan Bennett Ilagan | Aug 15, 2011 5:24:31 PM

  5. hate to say it, but he's just saying what a lot of assholes are thinking

    which is why WE ALL have to come out--not just in gay resorts, ghettoes, or atlantis cruises....

    Posted by: r | Aug 15, 2011 5:25:18 PM

  6. I don't (have the stomach) and I didn't (listen here). There was a time when this kind of talk was some kind of 'piss-marking' for straight men ... but now it's just stupid. Society HAS changed, and this macho shithead temper tantrum is no longer appealing... to anyone.

    Posted by: Jim | Aug 15, 2011 5:26:15 PM

  7. ...any word from Carolla's old sidekick Dr. Drew yet?...

    Posted by: King Daevid MacKenzie | Aug 15, 2011 5:28:50 PM

  8. Well, we could always just get rid of free speech, or maybe we should be thankful that the real idiots feel comfortable making themselves noticeable; I'm from Canada, were a lot of the prejudice is hidden behind smiles (not always, but you know....) and I kind of like it when celebs or otherwise are openly stupid, otherwise you might watch their (quality?) programming lol ;)

    Posted by: Eddie Mumford | Aug 15, 2011 5:33:04 PM

  9. Dr Drew is too busy trying to get Casey Anthony on the next season of Celebrity Rehab.

    Posted by: ger | Aug 15, 2011 5:35:00 PM

  10. It shouldn't come as a shock to learn that there are still plenty of dumb-ass bigots out there, and a few have undeserved name recognition like this unfunny bozo.

    Posted by: Charley | Aug 15, 2011 5:37:19 PM

  11. Adam, who?


    For the record, Chaz is a lot more man than this f'n gas-bag, loudmouth.

    Posted by: Pete n SFO | Aug 15, 2011 5:43:17 PM

  12. Why should we shut up? Blacks fought hard for their civil rights by holding everyone accountable for their sh*t talk too! We have to do the same and not give ANYBODY a free pass to degrade the LGBT community.

    Posted by: SpunkyBunks | Aug 15, 2011 5:55:47 PM

  13. No way does Adam say he's sorry. Adam is an edgy dirty comic who was making a joke. Get over it!

    Posted by: B=Dog | Aug 15, 2011 5:58:29 PM

  14. i've never laughed at a single thing he's done. What a waste of air.

    Posted by: Reality | Aug 15, 2011 5:59:41 PM

  15. If I had a dime for every time I've heard gay men say equally disturbing things about transgendered, lesbian, or any non-white LGBT members ...

    Posted by: Chuy | Aug 15, 2011 6:01:10 PM

  16. Not a good color on you Adam.

    I've never been a fan of his. Way too crude for my tastes. Ick!

    This latest diatribe will do nothing to change that perception.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Aug 15, 2011 6:01:25 PM

  17. i get the feeling that this is more about GLAAD trying to recover from its OWN massive PR shitstorm than anything adam corolla has said, which doesn't even come CLOSE to the level of ignorance and intolerance we hear on a daily basis from religious conservatives. does he seem to have a visceral dislike for trans people? yes, but he also displays a fundamental misunderstanding of what a transgender person IS. it's good that it is getting attention in the media, but it would be a worse crime for GLAAD to exploit the transgender community to absolve itself of its misdeeds.

    Posted by: Bryan | Aug 15, 2011 6:04:55 PM

  18. So in this age of political correctness...
    Its ok to say horrible things about Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann or Rick Perry, but say something about gay people and WAAHOO!!.

    Remember this when you are about to type something hateful,remember this when you are about to make a derogatory comment about some one that doesnt agree with you. It's all fun to poke at others, but when it strikes close to home, every one is upset. When did we loose the ability to laugh at our selves?
    Does any one at GLAAD listen to RawDog on Sirrius? I hear the crazy gay stuff on there all the time and Crazy Black stuff etc... If true equality is ever going to take place. we need to lighten up, take stock of the things that are important.
    GLAAD, in my opinion, has much bigger fish to fry than Adam Corrolla.

    Posted by: HA! | Aug 15, 2011 6:08:46 PM

  19. Not a good color on you Adam. But I'm not surprised.

    I've never liked his humor. Way too crude for my tastes. Ick!

    This diatribe will do nothing to change that perception.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Aug 15, 2011 6:11:20 PM

  20. Same guy that got a morning radio show to replace Howard Stern in LA and several other markets, and FAILED MISERABLY. So now he does a car show with an audience of 15? He's done nothing but go straight down hill. He's a nobody.

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 15, 2011 6:13:38 PM

  21. I'm glad he said it because now we can all see just how much of an idiot Carolla really is. Sadly beliefs like this are all too common.

    Posted by: Gaytorium | Aug 15, 2011 6:14:08 PM

  22. Stupid Comments by Adam C --- BUT lets remember how IDIOTIC the Bert and Ernie petition was and how it played into the worst fears of the movement OVER REACHING and being offensive.....

    As for the T in GLBT --- as long as they are being hated on I understand why they are part of the movement. Not all those women in the photos of the Stonewall Riots were really women.

    Just dont get me going on Gender!

    Posted by: rjp3 | Aug 15, 2011 6:29:46 PM

  23. It just rolls right off his tongue. It's as easy as breathing. We have a loooong way to go.

    Posted by: Devin Gray | Aug 15, 2011 6:30:28 PM

  24. He's a comedian, so he has that as an excuse.

    Posted by: Sarina | Aug 15, 2011 6:38:49 PM

  25. @ Ha!, theyre the ones who started it. Do you honestly expect gay people to respect Michelle Bachmann when she wants them illegal? Get real moron!

    Posted by: J. | Aug 15, 2011 6:44:05 PM

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