GLAAD Calls for Cleveland Radio Personality Dominic Dieter to be Suspended for Telling Father to Have Daughter Raped Straight
On Friday's "Rover's Morning Glory" show on Cleveland's WMMS 100.7, radio personality Dominic Dieter suggested to a father who called in that he have his daughter raped, repeatedly, to turn her straight. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is now calling for Clear Channel, WMMS's parent company, to suspend Dieter for the remarks.
Dieter dished out the advice in response to a father who called in and told about how he happened upon his teen daughter kissing another girl. Dieter responded:
"You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight."
Dieter is now in some seriously hot water, and if facing tremendous backlash over the suggestion that the man have one of his friends rape his daughter in an attempt to make her straight.
Aaron McQuade, director of News & Field Media at GLAAD, responded to the radio personality's comments, stating:
“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."