Only a few hours after Brandon McInerney was sentenced to the killing of fellow student Larry King, the US conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh once again blamed another tragedy on LGBT acceptance.
Limbaugh said King did not receive a “traditional education”.
Speaking on his radio show, Limbaugh said: “there are agendas that are being promoted, but they’re not what you and I were taught in school. So now [King] is dead.”
Limbaugh has seized on comments made by Larry King’s mother Dawn.
She told the Los Angeles Times that Green Middle School in Oxnard, California, should have done more to protect her son and to change his behaviour in class: “I knew, gut instinct, that something serious was going to happen,” she added: “They [the school] should have contained him, contained his behaviour”.
The Times notes the school told King’s mother, it was his “civil right” to explore his sexuality.
On his radio show, Limbaugh expression derision at the statement and used transphobic remarks:
“He [King] had the right to explore whether at some point he was going to need a chopadickoffamy operation.”
“Can you imagine if the kid were a conservative and wanted his civil right to indulge and inform himself about conservatism, whether the school would have said, ‘Hey, there’s nothing we can do’”.