Dominic-DieterFollowing an incident last week where the DJ of a Cleveland radio station apparently advocated the corrective rape of a young gay woman on air, over 2500 signatures were collected online calling for the DJ to be sacked.

The radio station’s parent company WMMS told pinknews.co.uk that they were aware of the complaint regarding the comments made by Dominic Dieter. “We take matters of this nature very seriously; his comment was thoughtless and unacceptable, and we apologize to those who were offended. We can assure you the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken, and Dieter has since apologized on air and is fully aware that what he said was unacceptable.

“We also want you to be aware that during Friday’s broadcast, he was in fact immediately criticized on-air by the other hosts of the show, and the rest of the segment was dedicated to a productive discussion about the acceptance of all lifestyles. It included call-ins and commentary from members and friends of the gay community. WMMS supports the gay community and again, we deeply apologize.”

Dieter allegedly told GLAAD “I want to genuinely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by what I said.

“I regret what I did say. My comments were inappropriate. They were inexcusable, and just downright stupid. And I want to make it clear; there was absolutely no intention to promote physical or sexual violence.”

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