Carson Daly still has a platform of some sort, and this is the first I’ve heard of it since he was actually famous back when I was in high school.
He never really had talent, and this sort of thing wasn’t frowned upon by the mainstream a decade ago. Sure, you’d get a few militant homos up in arms, but everyone else would just say that it’s just a harmless joke.
Eventually the shift in standards – standards that didn’t shift because morality actually changed, but just because it’s less mainstream to be homophobic – is going to catch up with some specific people. That’s why we have the Apology Bus.