March 30th, 2012
10:29 AM ET
The mother of a 9/11 hero has reportedly taken Carson Daly to task for his gay joke.
"The Voice" host apologized Wednesday for a joke he made that morning on his syndicated radio show regarding the passengers who recently subdued a JetBlue pilot.
"Most of them were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas...it was like a bunch of...well-trained dudes, thank God," Daly said. "With 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.'"
According to Entertainment Weekly, Alice Hoagland, the mother of Flight 93 passenger Mark Bingham, released a statement saying, "Gay men and women come in every shape and size: short, tall, slender, stout, delicate and powerful. They do not deserve to be stereotyped, nor categorized."
Bingham was one of the passengers who charged the cockpit of his hijacked flight on the morning of 9/11.
"Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother’s Day," Hoagland said. "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."
"The fact that I have hurt anyone is devastating," Daly's statement said. "I’m not that guy. I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and will continue to fight with them."
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