Amy Kushnir, the Dallas morning talk show host who voiced strong opposition to ESPN airing the first openly-gay NFL draft pick kissing his boyfriend, has made it to CNN — on Anderson Cooper’s “Ridiculist.”
The openly gay anchor sarcastically took the “Ladies of Dallas” co-host to task for complaining that Michael Sam’s brief kiss was “pushed in faces” of viewers, and therefore “wrong,” because parents did not have a chance to screen the moment in time to approve it for their children.
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“To Amy Kushnir’s argument that nobody shows football players kissing their wives or girlfriends, that’s simply not true and I don’t think she’s being honest when she wouldn’t want to see that either,” Cooper said during the segment (above). “If you’re uncomfortable seeing some kind of affection… why not just say that and leave the excuses about why you’re uncomfortable where they belong: on ‘The Ridiculist.'”
When asked by a co-host if she would have the same reaction to a man kissing his wife, Kushnir maintained she would have said “get a room.”
Cooper, however, unearthed footage that suggests otherwise, as Kushnir once sat in the arms of two buff, shirtless Chippendales dancers on her own TV show, and (gasp!) kissed each one on the cheek.
“It’s okay, she was kissing strippers. And she didn’t really even know them,” Cooper said after airing the evidence of her hypocrisy. “It’s not like two guys who were in love, or anything. That’s offensive.”