Fox News contributor Mark Steyn filled in for Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday, and he wasted no time spewing offensive rhetoric about the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to the city of San Francisco to issue a shelter-in-place order.

According to Steyn, the reason residents in the San Francisco Bay area are confined to their homes is because “they’ve got all the gay guys there.”

Steyn continued:

“It’s a big gay town, San Francisco, and they’re the ones with all the compromised immune systems from all the protease inhibitors and all the other stuff. And they don’t want all the gays dropping dead on the San Francisco mayor’s watch. So that’s why they’ve got all that sheltering in place there.”

But that wasn’t all Steyn had to say, Media Matters reports. He also alleged that President Donald Trump “would get blamed” if there was “a big gay apocalypse” in San Francisco:

“He’d be. It would be his homophobia that would have struck down all these people in San Francisco. So that’s why they’ve all been ordered to stay home. And it’s not easy staying home.”

If you’re not familiar with Mark Steyn, here’s a few things that will help explain why Limbaugh chose him to take the mic while he’s away:

  • He has defended white supremacists, remarking: “White supremacists are American citizens. The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here.”
  • He claims the Confederate flag belongs to Democrats: “The idea that Republicans can have the Confederate flag hung around their necks is ridiculous, it’s a Democrat flag. The states that seceded during the Civil War were all Democrat states. That’s their flag.”
  • Said those who favor reparations for slavery “need to move on …When Kamala Harris says people are not starting from the same point, uh, slavery was abolished a century and a half ago. Nobody alive today has a grandparent who was a slave.”

So, if by chance Mark Steyn contracts a dangerous disease, will it be wrong to call that karma for all the hatred he spews out anytime he opens his mouth?

Here’s the audio, courtesy of Media Matters:

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