Carson Daly made some poor choices this week. Daly used Tuesday's JetBlue pilot meltdown as fodder for his radio show, telling listeners: "if that were me... 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.'" A regular cut-up, this guy. No wonder he is so good at—
Naturally, the drooping Madame Tussaud's wax figure incurred the wrath of everyone in reach of a computer. Including the mother of Mark Bingham, a passenger aboard Flight 93 killed in the plane's takedown on September 11th. She said in a message to Daly:
Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother's Day. 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?' No one doubted that a guy who weighed 220 and stood 6'4" tall - who could run over a charging opponent on the field, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona earlier that summer - would be an asset to a desperate group trying to overcome a threat on board an airliner.
Carson has since tweeted an apology.
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