Bigot : a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
Hate : intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury : extreme dislike or antipathy
It’s hard to believe that in the year 2010 there are still people and business’s that still make their money spreading hate and fear. I guess my mistake is that I live in Charlotte, NC and some people still think it is the 1950’s and 1960’s. Tara Servatius is an afternoon talk show host on WBT-1110 AM. It seems that almost every day she goes out of her way to spread hate, fear of lies about one group or another.
The reason I am writing today is how alarming I find that people like Tara Servatius are actually hired. Tara’s latest bad habit is the disparaging remarks she has been making about gay people, namely gay men. The other day she equated that gay men are not “real” men and ride around on bicycles in tight shorts and that bicycling in general is a gay sport. Remarks like these are purely stereotypes. Stereotypes have been used to degrade and separate all types of minority groups throughout history.
I tried to contact Tara Servatius on the air and asked her why she thought it was appropriate to discriminate against gay people on several occasions. I was also told by a producer that I could e-mail her and ask her. I sent her several e-mails, very short and too the point. They said ” Tara, why does it matter to you if someone is gay or not ? ” I sent this e-mail sevaral times and have yet to receive a response. This is coming from a person that has demanded that the governor come on her show and answer questions.
Spreading hate and perpetuating negativity about your fellow human beings is no way to make a living and its now way to make money. I hope in the future WBT-1110 either wises up or is demolished by a competitor with a more ethical plan to bring news to Charlotte. And as far a Tara Servatius goes, all we can do is hope she will change or find a new profession.