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Goooooooood Gay Joke, Carson Daly!

Gabe Delahaye | March 29, 2012 - 12:30 pm

You guys know about this Jet Blue pilot, right? You know. He’s like the Reverse Steven Slater, who became an American Hero for telling everyone to go fuck themselves and then jumping down the slide with two beers in his hands. That guy was an asshole, too, actually, but this new one is a real nightmare. I guess he had some kind of psychic break in the cockpit and started screaming about 9/11 into the intercom and then when he went to the bathroom, the flight crew locked him out of the cockpit and he started banging on the door and passengers, civilians!, had to restrain him. Charges have been filed. 100 ReTumbls on the story. It’s all over the place. But, so, Carson Daly FINALLY broke his legendary silence on the radio this week, and made the following joke about the situation:

If that were me… with my luck, it would be like, ‘This is the flight going to the [gay] pride parade in San Francisco…Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.’

According to Gawker, people are mad about this, which isn’t surprising, I guess, since people are always mad about everything, but my problem with this “joke” isn’t that it’s weirdly homophobic. My problem is I DON’T GET IT. Like, at all! What? Does he have bad luck? He’s been super successful since he was 17 years old or whatever, and he’s still, by all accounts, very successful despite having been the butt of a joke for almost a decade at this point. But, OK, even pretending he does have bad luck, I still don’t get it? He would have a panic attack induced psychotic meltdown in the cockpit of a plane and have to…go to a floral convention in Las Vegas? And we all agree that this is THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN, that only happens to people with CARSON DALY-CALIBER LUCK?! Carson Daly has since apologized for his “joke” (over Twitter, #natch) but to the best of my understanding he hasn’t EXPLAINED it. Please help.