Meteorologist Marshall McPeek opened up the conference for the The Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA) by insulting those in attendance.


McPeek started off bad when he said:

Ladies and gentlemen, things and its.

He later came back on stage and apologized but the damage was done.

The NLGJA issued the following statement:

Last night NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists celebrated the closing of its national convention in Palm Springs. During the closing reception, Marshall McPeek, a volunteer emcee, made an inappropriate, unscripted remark that does not reflect our values. He returned to the stage and apologized.

We've worked hard for many years to make NLGJA an inclusive organization for transgender and nonbinary journalists. People were understandably hurt and offended by last night's remarks. As journalists, we understand uniquely that words matter. We apologize and are committed to working to make NLGJA more inclusive and diverse.

McPeek is the chief meteorologist at two stations in Columbus, WSYX and WTTE. General manager for NBC, Tony D'Angelo, issued a statement on the controversy, saying:

Marshall's comments in no way reflect the values of Sinclair Broadcast Group. We are an inclusive workplace that prides itself on all employees feeling comfortable and welcome. Sinclair has supported the important work of NLGJA and its member journalists and we were saddened by his comments.

As an openly gay man, McPeek said on his website he was a lifetime member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Since the controversy, NLGJA announced that he had voluntarily resigned his membership.

A tweet from writer Mary Emily called attention to the inappropriate comment.


She later kept people updated on events.



Regardless of the apology and resignation from the organization, people were not about to forgive and forget.




People were not willing to let this go.





It appears McPeek seems to have taken a hiatus from social media.

H/T: Prizm News, The Denver Channel, Raw Story

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