John M. Becker

Dallas Morning Anchor Flips Her Shit Over Michael Sam Kiss

Filed By John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: Amy Kushnir, Dallas, drama, homophobia, Michael Sam, morning shows, shoving down throats, storming off, think of the children, TV shows

dallas-host-flips-out.jpgDallas morning show host Amy Kushnir threw a world-class shit fit on KTXD TV's The Broadcast yesterday, storming off the set after fighting with her co-anchors over ESPN's airing of Michael Sam's famous kiss. Kushnir was super pissed because she does not want to see that, you guys.

Two of the show's four anchors welcomed the kiss, while two were vehemently opposed. Anchor Suzie Humphreys kicked off the outrage trolling by professing to be shocked and appalled that the Miami Dolphins fined safety Don Jones for making anti-gay tweets. "What happened to America?" she asked -- because free speech. Then she defended Donald Sterling. (Seriously.)

Co-hosts Courtney Kerr and Lisa Pineiro tried to be the voices of reason (Pineiro: "You can't say what you want to say when you're part of an organization who has the right to tell you... you're not allowed to say that."), but to no avail.

What really set Kushnir off was when Kerr asked her about her belief that parents should be able to protect their children from the Big Bad Evil Homoseckshuls on the Teevee. Said Kushnir:

"When parents do not have a choice as to whether or not they want their children to see this, it's wrong. I don't call it a moment of celebration. It's being pushed in faces. I don't want to see that. I don't want to see cake in your face, kissing each other."

And she apparently thinks the whole thing is part of that awful Gay Agenda, because we never see opposite-sex kisses on television: "Here's the thing: ESPN would not have aired any of it if [Sam] had been kissing his wife."

Moments later, Kushnir stormed off the set. Holy privilege tantrums, Batman!

Watch the drama, after the break.

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