New York Mets Drop Anti-Gay Kiss Cam “Joke”

In our second kiss cam story today, the New York Mets have announced that their kiss cam will no longer feature opposing players as a “joke” to the fans in the stadium. CNN reports:

The kiss cam will continue, said Jay Horwitz, vice president of media relations, but it will no longer feature players in the heart-shaped frame in an apparent joke. “We have, on occasion, included players from opposing teams in our popular in-game kiss cam feature. While intended to be lighthearted, we unintentionally offended some. We apologize for doing so and no longer will include players in the feature. Our organization is wholly supportive of fostering an inclusive and respectful environment at games,” the organization said Wednesday. It’s a stunt familiar to anyone who has been to a professional sporting event: The kiss cam pans across the stands, featuring different couples, before settling on two men or two women in an apparent joke, eliciting laughter from the stands.

RELATED: Earlier this year Dodgers fans roared in approval when an actual gay couple smooched on the kiss cam.