kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

News

Mississippi TV News Anchor Advises LGBT Community To Take A ‘Gaycation’

View Comments
WLOX-TV News anchor David Elliot (WLOX)

WLOX-TV News anchor David Elliot (WLOX)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Trending Stories On CBS SF

rand paul berkeley 479582893 Mississippi TV News Anchor Advises LGBT Community To Take A GaycationStrange Bedfellows: Silicon Valley Techies ‘Like’ Conservative Senator Rand Paul

wawona packing co Mississippi TV News Anchor Advises LGBT Community To Take A GaycationPeaches, Nectarines, Plums Recalled from Costco, Trader Joe’s After Listeria Bacteria Discovered

portrait fremont Mississippi TV News Anchor Advises LGBT Community To Take A Gaycation$50,000 Painting Discovered Tucked Away In Fremont Museum Attic, Confirmed On PBS’s Antiques Roadshow

lawn spray painting Mississippi TV News Anchor Advises LGBT Community To Take A GaycationSoCal Homeowners Spray-Painting Lawns Green To Avoid Water Fees During Drought

reckless motorcycle 050614 Mississippi TV News Anchor Advises LGBT Community To Take A GaycationDaredevil Motorcyclist Arrested In April For Illegal Stunts Wrecks Corvette In Oakland; 1 Dead

BILOXI, Miss. (CBS SF) — A Mississippi TV news anchor is under fire for a Facebook post saying the LGBT community has “been in the news too much lately” and should “go on gaycation.”

WLOX anchor David Elliot – who the station lists on its website as the “only WLOX anchor on the air seven days a week” – has apologized for the post which has since disappeared from his Facebook page (but a screenshot of it was published by Jim Romenesko):

“I’m all for the LGBT community’s ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But, it seems like they’ve been in the news too much lately. Maybe they should take a short break. Go on gaycation,.. [sic] just for the weekend. Enjoy yourselves!”

A later post on Elliot’s Facebook page was copied by WLOX in its response to comments on the station Facebook page according to GulfLive.com:

“I recently made an insensitive and unprofessional Facebook post regarding the LGBT community. I did not choose my words wisely and I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by it. I’ve advocated for justice and equality my entire life. I hope this heartfelt apology is accepted in the spirit in which it is being made.”

WLOX said on the station Facebook page that “we are not happy at all with the post or any imagined ‘free publicity’” generated by the post.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus