Fox News Editor Calls U.S. Olympic Team “Darker, Gayer, Different”

HeadlineFeb 13, 2018

Fox News has removed a racist and homophobic op-ed from its website following international outcry. In a piece published Friday with the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Fox News executive editor John Moody wrote, “[T]he motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been 'Faster, Higher, Stronger.' It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to 'Darker, Gayer, Different.' If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.” Fox News later removed the op-ed from its website, saying Moody’s piece didn’t reflect the “views or values” of the network. In a statement, Sarah Kate Ellis, president of the LGBTQ rights group GLAAD, called on Moody and Fox News to apologize, adding, “These athletes are at the Olympics because they already won by qualifying to represent the United States on the world’s stage; and they did so despite facing discrimination from places like Fox News throughout their careers.”

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