Dominic Dieter, a radio personality at
Cleveland's WMMS, is in hot water for suggesting to a father he
should arrange to have his daughter raped to turn her straight.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation (GLAAD) is calling on Clear Channel, parent company of
WMMS, to suspend Dieter for the comment.
Dieter doled out the advice during
Friday morning's Rover's Morning Glory show.
Responding to a father who happened upon his teenage daughter
kissing another girl, Dieter said, “You should get one of your
friends to screw your daughter straight.”
was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he
should have one of his friends rape his daughter,” said Aaron
McQuade, director of News & Field Media at GLAAD. “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.”