Mike Catherwood Responds to Adam Lambert Fans (UPDATE: VIDEO: E! Issues On-Air Apology)

2nd Update:   Big 10 co-host Catt Sadler apologized to the Gay and Lesbian community, and anyone who was offended by Catherwood’s remarks.  Watch the video after the jump.  It was very short, and to the point, but in the end didn’t really cop to much. It probably would have meant more if Catherwood had delivered the apology in person.

UPDATE: E! tells @GLAAD it will issue an on-air apology for the offensive remark that will air on tonight’s episode of the Daily 10. (7:30/6:30 ct).

GLAAD details this weekend’s events and today’s KROQ discussion with a skeptical eye, but nevertheless thanks E! for responding promptly:

“We thank E! for treating this matter with professionalism and seriousness, for dealing with the incident appropriately, and for making clear to its viewers that homophobic comments are not welcome on its airwaves.”


KROQ DJ and Loveline co-host, Mike Catherwood, defends himself against the firestorm of criticism he endured after tossing off a tasteless joke while co-hosting the E! channel’s The Big 10 Friday night.

“Psycho Mike” as he’s known on KROQ chatted about the incident this morning on the station’s  Kevin and Bean show.

The beleaguered DJ, who admits it was a stupid joke,   is shocked that anyone would think his remarks had anything to do with rape.  He insists that he’s a super pro-gay friendly dude. Listen below:

VIDEO of Big 10 Apology after the JUMP…

Psycho Mike – KROQ

In case anyone needs a refresher, here’s the controversial remark made by  Catherwood Friday night on The Big 10 show, “From what I know about jail, Mr. Lambert probably wouldn’t have too bad a time.”

Not only were fans and LGBT supporters upset, but Adam Lambert himself took to twitter the next day to call out the guy.

“There are times one has to put on their blinders, ignore, and think positively, but there are other times when it’s important to stand up for yourself, ” says Adam, “It’s funny how some folks in the entertainment world echo the fearful ignorance of high school bullies. I suppose jealousy and poor tact are timeless.”

UPDATE: The Big 10 apologizes:

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