DALLAS — A Dallas talk show host abruptly walked off the set of her program last week during a discussion about those who criticized ESPN for showing a video of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after the St. Louis Rams drafted him.
“When parents do not have a choice as to whether or not they want their children to see this, it’s wrong,” said Amy Kushnir, co-host of The Broadcast on KTXD, on May 13 before walking off the set. “It’s being pushed in faces.”
Kushnir discussed the incident during an interview with Fox News on May 15.
“ESPN used it as an opportunity to put out shocking video when ESPN is a sports network that families watch,” she said. “I mean, we’ve got children that play sports. They watch ESPN all the time. So, it bothered me that they used this as an opportunity to promote their left-wing agenda in my opinion.”
President Obama is among those who congratulated Sam — who came out in February — after he became the first openly gay man drafted into the National Football League on May 10.
The Miami Dolphins fined and suspended safety Don Jones after describing Sam kissing Vito Cammisano as “horrible” on Twitter.