By now everyone knows that Michael Sam is the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL.But his reaction – kissing his boyfriend after being drafted by the St. Louis Rams had the women on Dallas morning show The Broadcast in a battle of words on Monday.
Co-host Amy Kushnir thought the ESPN segment was not appropriate for children and co-host Suzie Humphreys thought the affection was an “exhibition.” The other two co-hosts defending Sam’s kiss on “live” television would not back off.
Here are my Instagram highlights from the show. These women are not journalists, they just get paid to give their opinions between cooking segments and fashion shows. At least they are being honest.
DALLAS TV HOST AMY KUSHNIR “NOT SURE IT SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE”
TV CO-HOST UPSET KIDS SAW THE KISS
TV CO-HOST “I’M NOT BASHING ON GAYS”
TV CO-HOST SUZIE HUMPHREYS DOESN’T WANT TO SEE “EXHIBITIONIST”
CO-HOST SAYS “I DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT EITHER”
I was on a show The Texas Daily earlier this year and it was produced in the same studio as The Broadcast. I know a few of the people behind the scenes on The Broadcast are gay. I kept wondering what were they thinking as these women stood their ground.
Dallas TV critic, Uncle Barky has reported the show struggles in the ratings on a good day it can get about 400 viewers.
NEWS STORIES: MICHAEL SAM
Washington Post: Showing Michael Sam kiss was not up for debate at ESPN, NFL Network http://wapo.st/1oIBM8F
Huffington Post: Talking to your kids about Michael Sam shouldn’t be hard at all http://huff.to/1jTMIzz
Rolling Stone: Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player drafted; now comes the hard part: http://rol.st/1nB8Eml