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More From Carson Daly About His On-Air Gay Jokes: "I'm not that guy."

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Carson Daly really supports the movement for gay people to stand up against bullying...even if he cracks a few wise ones about gay stereotypes on his radio show. Though Daly did issue a Tweeted apology yesterday for remarks he made on his L.A.-based show about an incident on a recent flight, after being approached by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Daly issued the following statement:

"We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality. I'm truly saddened that my words today suggested otherwise. I've long been a supporter of Gay and Lesbian rights, and I'm saddened that my comments, however unintentional, offended anyone, specifically members of the LGBT community. The fact that I have hurt anyone is devastating. I'm not that guy. I'm proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and will continue to fight with them."

Daly had suggested that if he'd been on a flight with gay men headed to a floral show, they would not have been as able to protect him as the security professionals headed to a conference who were able to help restrain their frantic pilot when he had a mid-air meltdown.

As GLAAD notes, "it’s up to the public to judge the sincerity of Daly’s sentiments here." But as we note, no matter what Daly said, shouldn't we perhaps be more concerned that JetBlue has pilots (and employees) that are so breakdown prone?