The only time it's ever okay to tell someone to 'suck my d**k'.

All hail Dan Savage.

“Homosexuality is a choice”: It’s a ridiculous statement that’s been around as long as bigotry and hatred.

Recently, US Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson made the mistake of sprouting this incredibly misinformed view in an interview with CNN.

Carson blatantly stated that being gay is a choice: “A lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay,” he told CNN.

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Ben Carson, sprouting his misinformed opinions. Image via Getty.

Columnist Dan Savage wasn’t about to let Carson get away with the offensive comment and he had some choice words for him…

If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.

Bravo, Dan Savage. We’ve found a new hero.

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Dan Savage, our new favourite person. Image via Getty.

Savage copped some flack for his brilliant comeback – a CNN host asked him why he lowered himself to Carson’s level.

“Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire,” Savage responded.

“Ben Carson [has] compared gay people to child rapists, people who have sex with animals, necrophilia… [He] says the vilest and most disgusting things about gay people.

“Sometimes to get the attention of someone like that – to really make it clear to them how disgusting they are being – you have to meet them on the field where they are doing battle and take them on.”

Related: First it was rowers, now hockey players are getting naked to fight homophobia.

And as for Ben Carson? There’s really only one thing left to do.

What do you think of Dan Savage’s response to Ben Carson’s comments?