WLOX anchor Dave Elliott has apologized for a Facebook post saying the LGBT community has “been in the news too much lately” and should “go on gaycation.”
“I’m all for the LGBT community’s ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But, it seems 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!” Elliott wrote on his personal Facebook page, according to a screenshot published by Jim Romenesko.
GulfLive.com reports Elliott later posted an apology. “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,” Elliott wrote. “I hope this heartfelt apology is accepted in the spirit in which it is being made.”