14-Year-Old Anti-Gay Radio Pundit Removed from Air
June 11, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Caiden Cowger, the 14-year-old radio pundit whose anti-gay rant went viral last week, has been removed from the air.
According to The Advocate, the service hosting Cowger’s program, Spreaker, has suspended Cowger’s show, though his account remains active.
“While we not only support free speech, we help it find its way to more people faster and easier with our service that is the audio equivalent of YouTube, but like them, we cannot and will not condone hate speech," said Spreaker CEO Francesco Baschieri in a statement. "Consequently, we have pulled down audio content from Caiden Cowger, whose recent gay-bashing clearly crosses the line from free — to hate — speech."
The Spreaker CEO later clarified the statement, explaining it will review the show’s archive and restore access to some of the episode, reported The Advocate.
Towleroad recently released this video of Cowger, in which he compares himself to Glenn Beck. Watch the video below:
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