ESPN's Bruce Jacobs has apologized for
anti-gay remarks he made during Tuesday's broadcast of Game On
With Bruce Jacobs.
While discussing two WNBA teams – the
Los Angeles Sparks and the Phoenix Mercury – Jacobs described them
as the “Los Angeles Lesbians” and the “Phoenix Duke-ury.”
“My comments yesterday were
ridiculous, stupid and amateurish,” Jacobs said the following day.
“I apologize for even uttering the comments, whether you heard them
or not, whether you were offended or not.”
A Facebook campaign to get Jacobs fired
had received 64 likes by Thursday, but the Albany, New York-based
radio host told the Times
Union that he did not deserve to be fired.
“We live in a society today where no
matter what you say, you're a bigot or you're a racist,” Jacobs
told the paper. “I don't like it, but it comes with the territory.
So obviously I think that's ridiculous.”
In his on-air apology, Jacobs denied he
“Bigoted, not even close. If you
know me, and a lot of you folks don't know me, I don't do judgment on
people, their personal lifestyles. … I'm all about equality. I
have zero issues with gays, lesbians. I make jokes about