While discussing two unverified “academic, scholarly studies” supposedly researching why lesbians are obese alcoholics, Rush Limbaugh said:
You know, we had stories last week. I’m sure you’ll recall. There are studies — there are actually academic, scholarly studies — being undertaken and the focus of the stories last week was the money being spent on this research, even though we find ourselves in a sequester. What was it, there was $2.5 million dollars spent to study why 75% of lesbians are obese and gay males aren’t. Homosexual men aren’t; lesbians are obese, 75%. Why? That cost two and a half mill. There’s another survey, or another project, spent, I think, $1.5 million to find out why lesbians are alcoholics.
And, of course, the answers to the first case is they don’t have to deal with men, so they don’t have to worry about their appearance. They’re not trying to please men. So they can be obese. It’s no big deal. Alcohol, who knows? They’re having to deal with women so they’re drunk. Who knows?
A tad ironic considering that Rush, who is obviously overweight, got caught after purchasing more than 30,000 hydrocodone, Lorcet and OxyContin pills illegally from his housekeeper. It’s certainly not the first completely asinine and hateful thing to spew out of Limbaugh’s mouth and we’re sure it won’t be the last; we just don’t understand why anyone listens to this vile hypocritical idiot!
Listen to the audio, courtesy of Media Matters: