On Monday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocked FOX’s John Moody for his op-ed that bashed the Olympics committee for selecting “darker, gayer, different” athletes to compete for the United States in Pyeongchang.
“First of all, darker, gayer, different is a terrible motto for the Olympics,” Cooper said. “It’s not a bad motto for a gay bar, I’ll give you that, but I’ll just assume those aren’t Mr. Moody’s favorite watering holes.”
Cooper went on to read through statistics about Team USA, showing that LGBTQ+ and minority athletes still have very little representation on the Olympic team.
“Why is he clutching his pearls in fear and outrage over Team USA?”, asked Cooper. “Well it turns out that of over 244 athletes on the team, two of them had the courage to say openly and proudly that they’re gay. And as for the darker part of Mr. Moody’s Olympic fever dream? 10.”
Cooper ended his Ridiculist segment with a question of whether or not Moody was even qualified to maintain his position at FOX, saying: “Does it strike anyone else as hugely inappropriate that a guy who’s apparently high up at a news organization is upset about another organization striving for diversity?”