After making some severely anti-homosexual remarks Sunday, and then apologizing for misspeaking, it seems the whole world is angry with Carl Paladino. Gay-rights activists protested outside of the Republican’s campaign office yesterday; and Jewish leaders, who he was attempting to gain the support of Sunday, retracted their endorsement following his apology. Get the full story, plus pictures and video below!

Sept. 26, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - K65809ML.The Columbus Day Parade in Howard Beach, Queens New York 09-26-2010. Carl Paladino. © Red Carpet Pictures






No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, it’s obvious the New York Attorney General hopeful has made an epic mess of his campaign. The trouble began when he gave a speech to high-ranking Rabbis in the Orthodox Jewish community Sunday, announcing he was opposed to schools ‘brainwashing’ kids into believing that being a homosexual is an “equally valid or successful option.”

After two days of public scorn from Democrats and Republicans alike because of the Carl Paladino gay remarks, the politician gave this quasi-apology on Tuesday:

“If elected as your governor, I will stand and fight for all gay New Yorkers’ rights. I ask you for forgiveness on my poorly chosen words and the publication by others not involved with our campaign of 1/8an3/8 unredacted script that did not reflect my oral statement or match my personal feelings,”

But it wasn’t over for the Tea Party favorite. One Rabbi then accused the politician for “folding like a cheap camera” under public pressure, going on to say “Will we see you next year with your daughter at that gay pride march?” Andrew Cuomo, the incumbent Attorney General and favorite in the upcoming election remained respectfully quiet on the issue, but that didn’t stop his fellow party members from taking the opportunity to denounce the Republican.

“It took two days of getting denounced by Democrats and Republicans alike for Carl Paladino to see fit to issue his non-apology,” Jay Jacobs, the state Democratic chairman said. “The fact that even now Paladino can’t see his remarks as what they were — a cynical attempt to divide New Yorkers — shows just how out-of-touch he is with New York values. Non-apology not accepted.”

Tea Party candidates are widely known for their extremely conservative points of view, but the Carl Palaldino gay remarks may have crossed a line with voters. What do you think of the Attorney General hopeful? Once accused of sending pornographic photos in emails to co-workers, this isn’t the first firestorm the candidate has endured. Is he still a viable candidate for the position? Let me know in the comment section! And don’t miss the photos and video of this politician below!

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino marches in the Columbus day parade in New York City October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)Sept. 26, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - K65809ML.The Columbus Day Parade in Howard Beach, Queens New York 09-26-2010. Carl Paladino. © Red Carpet Pictures New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino marches in the Columbus day parade in New York City October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) Sept. 26, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - K65809ML.The Columbus Day Parade in Howard Beach, Queens New York 09-26-2010. Carl Paladino. © Red Carpet Pictures Sept. 26, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - K65809ML.The Columbus Day Parade in Howard Beach, Queens New York 09-26-2010. Carl Paladino. © Red Carpet Pictures