NBC Issues Yet Another Apology After Male Commentator Refers To Lesbian Olympian’s Wife As Her ‘Husband’

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This one seems much less mean-spirited than the others… but come on, dude. It’s 2016!

We haven’t even made it through a full week of 2016 Summer Olympics coverage, and yet we’ve already had as many scandals as there have been days.

That’s because following social blunders from NBC involving Simone Biles‘ adoption and Katinka Hossz├â┬║‘s world-record swim, we’ve had yet ANOTHER instance of male sports analysts inappropriately reacting to female athletes.

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The latest case occurred Tuesday afternoon when Brazilian beach volleyball players Larissa França and Talita Antunes defeated Americans Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat during pool play.

After completely shutting out her opponents, Larissa naturally wanted to celebrate with her loved ones — including her wife Liliane Maestrini who was sitting in the Rio de Janeiro stands.

However, when NBC News commentator Chris Marlowe tried to describe the scene to viewers, he accidentally referred to Lili as Larissa’s “husband” instead of her wife.

Internet watchdogs on Twitter obviously caught Chris’ oversight, and he quickly issued an apology later that night, saying:

“I’m sorry for the mistake today. Clearly, Liliane is Larissa’s wife.”

We heavily doubt he really meant to offend Larissa or Lili… but he got both women’s genders correct in the same sentence, so we don’t get why he just didn’t say “wife” in the first place.

Like, did he think that was the proper term??

Related: The 5 Biggest Fails Of The Rio de Janeiro Olympics… So Far!

Regardless of the aftermath… congrats on the win, Larissa and Talita!

Ch-ch-check out Chris’ slightly homophobic fumble (below)!!!

[Image via Larissa França/Instagram and NBC Sports.]

Aug 10, 2016 1:10pm PDT

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