Fox News host Sean Hannity called AIDS a ‘gay disease’ and lashed out at gay ‘brainwashing’

Fox News host Sean Hannity was sacked from a radio job after calling AIDS a ‘gay disease’.

Hannity is a host on right-wing news network Fox News, and has become a fixture on the channel and a close ally of President Trump.

But the host is under the microscope this week after allegations about extreme homophobia in his early broadcasting work.

The Washington Post has unveiled tapes of Hannity from his former radio show The Pursuit of Happiness, which aired on California radio station KCSB in 1989.

In the tape, he insists: “Anyone listening to this show that believes homosexuality is just a normal lifestyle has been brainwashed… these disgusting people”.

He also hosted an anti-gay activist as a guest, agreeing with their claims that AIDS had spread by gay men consuming eachothers’ faeces.

Sean Hannity

Hannity added: “What is the cover-up all about that the media is hiding from the general public?

“Contrary to what we hear in the general media, you can get AIDS from saliva, from tears… they won’t let you say it’s a gay disease.”

Jody May-Chang, a lesbian host for the same station, called up to complain, but Hannity and his guest mocked her “turkey baster baby”.

After the incident, she urged the station to sack him.

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