A yoga studio in Charlotte, N.C., apologized for repeatedly using the
word gay in a disparaging way in Twitter messages and an e-mail to notify
patrons that the studio would be closed due to major snowstorms.
"Greetings! I know it sounds gay, but we are definitely less gay across the bored [sic] when compared to CMS, BOA, etc, etc." the message for Y2 Yoga said, according to Fox News in Charlotte. The note also said, "Mainly, I am being gay," and "Closing completely because of some white stuff is being uber gay!"
Four disclaimers are also included in the message, reading, "Pedophiles be damned or at least contract Ebola and die and [sic] painful and agonizingly slow death."
After receiving criticism that the message was immature and insensitive, studio owner and instructor Tanner Bazemore apologized on Twitter: "@cltblog An apology has been issued to those offended. It is unfortunate my words were misconstrued. Nothing but love for all. Sorry. OM. TB." He admitted he was drinking wine when he wrote it, and told the Fox affiliate, "I just want to say that there is a difference between Tanner the person and Y2 the yoga studio. I'm deeply sorry for anyone that was offended by my e-mail. While I might be a moron, I'm not a hurtful person."