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Free speech or inciting violence?

Ohio DJ Says Man's Gay Daughter Should Be Raped

GLAAD wants this DJ suspended.

WMMS Dominic Dieter X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM
Dominic Dieter

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is on the offensive after a Cleveland morning DJ made a horrifying comment that suggested a man allow his gay daughter to be raped. 

The comment was made by Dominic Dieter, a DJ at Cleveland rock station WMMS. Speaking during the Rover's Morning Gloryshow, Dieter was discussing a man who wrote the radio station about his gay daughter. 

"You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight," Dieter said, according to viewers.

GLAAD wants Dieter suspended. Aaron McQuade, GLAAD's director of news and field media, released the following statement: "It was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he should have one of his friends rape his daughter. That's essentially how Dieter responded to this listener, and this is no laughing matter in a world where people are too often the victims of violence and sexual assault based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. And Dieter gave this vile advice to everyone who was listening, including educators, parents and children — sending the message that it's okay to physically or sexually abuse people who are perceived to be gay."

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 3:23 PM on Apr. 30, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (21)
  • *ignorant* not ignorance..cell phone's auto-correct! i swear!
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 4:35 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • It's free speech.

    He's an idiot and his words will likely feed some freak's fantasy but it's free speech. IMO
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 4:49 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • did he ever say the word "rape"? dont get me wrong his statement is horrid, but "screw" doesnt mean rape. its his free speech and since he wasnt telling all his listeners to go rape this women i doubt it would be considered inciting violence.

    but he's a disgusting pig and i hope the company he works for teaches him the tough lesson of using your free speech rights to be an ignorant vile bastard can get you fired.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 4:51 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • His comment would be classified as free speech as disgusting as it is. That said, he has the freedom to say what he wants, but not freedom of the consequences of his words. If the station he works for does not want to employ someone that says such things it's within their right to fire him. I agree with dull, that anyone using this man's words as cover to commit a crime is just ignorant of the criminal.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:09 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • That's free speech for you:) I don't like what he said but I do like his right to say it.
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 6:51 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • Free speech, several questions come to mind. From the little we know about him, is this the type of stuff he says on a regular basis? I am sure Howard Stern has said much worse or something very similar. Would this be an issue if the woman he was talking about was not Gay? In all honesty, I don't think so.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • ^^ you're right about 1 thing anon- if the woman wasn't gay then there wouldn't be an issue at all. It's what he said that makes it an issue. That poor excuse for a man is an idiot & if he really thinks that it's even possible to "screw a woman straight", well, then that must be a floating hat he's wearing, since his head is obviously empty!!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:46 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • Free speech, however repugnant it is. Unfortunately you can find stories of this very act happening all over the world, so it just isn't fucking funny. I hope he loses his job.
    katiemomNY

    Answer by katiemomNY at 10:44 PM on Apr. 30, 2012

  • You'd think Clear Channel would have learned by now...

    It'll just take a few sponsors to yank their ads.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:50 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • No the Freedom of Speech does not protect this asshole's right to say what he did in any shape or form!!! The First Amendment does not protect statements that are uttered to provoke violence or incite illegal action.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:38 AM on May. 1, 2012

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