I'm gay and I'm an Opie & Anthony fan so let me weigh in on this.
1) O&A didn't take ad money from Boy Butter; SiriusXM did. O&A know that their core audience is comprised of straight guys who might be a bit put off by the ads. However, that's not their main concern. Their main concern is that being sponsored by a lube company will make the show seem like a niche show instead the mainstream show they want it to be.
2) Opie, Anthony, and Jim Norton are all on record as both supporting gay marriage and despising genuinely homophobic people. Those views should be more important than comments made in humor.
3) As QUINTessential said, you have the option to stop listen if something offends you.
4) Stop complaining about gay bashing when it comes to humor. Your time would be much better spent going after Barack Obama for not supporting gay marriage and Mitt Romney for doing a 180-degree turn on gay issues.
I tend to zone out during the commercials or stop listening altogether but I still never heard the ad in the first place. Id like to hear them fuck with whatever show the mo is going to be on but that will never ever happen.
I got why O&A (mostly Opie from what I recall) were put off somewhat by their channel being associated with gay lube, but I didn't get why they (opie) demanded it be pulled. Jim made a good point that they were good people to pair with because, like Steven Singer, they wouldn't bail if controversy arose. I've always been surprised at how low rent and "not mainstream" most of the ads and their companies were, and if this queerty guy wanted he could easily point out the hypocrisy in that.
Opie's probably trying to get something going with the sales department. Forcing advertisers out so sales is compelled to find new ones, since sales won't work beyond selling what's required to whomever's willing to pay.
That, and the guys are still varying degrees of homophobic.
Edited: Just read the article and comments. I feel like the commentors aren't fake-outraged or calling for the firing of O&A. Even the article, while douchy at times, is just a guy's editorial of the situation. Turk February threw words in some guy's mouth who was being calm and reasonable about the whole matter. AH comes off well trying to explain it, and everyone sort of accepts it.
Maybe comments were deleted, or I missed something big, but this seems like a non issue?
Why am I a sick, twisted piece of shit? Because I don’t agree with Obama? Because I’m not a liberal-by-default gay guy? (For the record, I’m a libertarian; vote for Gary Johnson.) Here’s your boy saying that “marriage is the union between a man and a woman”. Think before type (and vote).
No, but in the way where being associated with a gay product like Boy Butter could make them uneasy enough to have it thrown off. How long have they gone on satellite without a legitimate advertiser? Have they ever made a push to have ads thrown off that could potentially defraud listeners?
Also, just saw that guy who called you twisted for accurately portraying Obama's position on gay marriage. Yikes