Mark Bingham's mother calls out Carson Daly for joke about gays fighting high jackers

Posted by Sean Bugg
March 29, 2012 2:09 PM |

"He also was known for careening down the rugby pitch, and, on the morning of September 11, 2001, for charging unarmed down the aisle of a doomed Boeing 757 to face knife-wielding Islamist thugs in a hijacked cockpit. No one among his pick-up team of fellow passengers was asking 'Are you straight? Are you gay?'”

Alice Hoagland, mother of Mark Binghmam -- one of the passengers on United 93 who on 9/11 helped bring down the highjacked plane bound for D.C. into a Pennsylvania field -- in a letter to radio host Carson Daly. On Wednesday, March 28, Daly joked about a recent incident, in which a Jet Blue pilot's deranged outburst was stopped by passengers, that, "My luck, it would be like, ‘This is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco’ ... ‘Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.’…. ‘Can we get a little help up here with the pilot?’ ‘Oh, Nooo!’…. ‘No thank you. Handle it.’”

Daly's comments brought an immediate backlash and he apologized that afternoon on Twitter: “This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize.” (Entertainment Weekly)

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