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    Jerry Lewis apologizes for anti-gay slur

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis apologized on Tuesday for his use of an anti-gay slur during the weekend broadcast of his annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    The controversial remark came Monday afternoon in the 18th hour of the live national telecast, when a visibly weary Lewis, 81, was joking on stage, pretending to introduce members of someone's family as he mugged for the camera.

    "Oh, your family has come to see you. You remember Bart, your oldest son, Jesse, the illiterate fag ...," Lewis said, as he apparently caught himself and ceased the gag in mid-sentence, turning on his heel away from the camera.

    A clip of the incident surfaced on a number of Internet sites on Tuesday, including TMZ.com, drawing a condemnation from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

    "Jerry Lewis' on-air use of this kind of anti-gay slur is simply unacceptable," GLAAD President Neil Giuliano said in a statement, adding that the comic's remark "feeds a climate of hatred and intolerance" that could incite anti-gay violence.

    GLAAD urged Lewis to apologize for the comment and asked the entertainer to meet with members of the group "to help him understand why these words are so hurtful."

    Lewis issued a statement later in the day through organizers of the telethon saying he was sorry "to anyone who was offended."

    "I obviously made a bad choice of words. Everyone who knows me understands that I hold no prejudices in this regard," he said. "The success of the (telethon) and all the good that will come from it shouldn't be lost because of one unfortunate word. I accept responsibility for what I said. There are no excuses. I am sorry."

    The 21 1/2-hour telethon, broadcast Sunday night and Monday from the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, aired live on 190 stations in the United States and Canada. The 42nd annual event raised a record $63.7 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, according to the organization.
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    I saw about 5 minutes of the telethon (not THAT 5 minutes, fortunately) and that was more than enough. Homophobe or not, Jerry looked like a walking corpse. He probably should turn his charities over to someone else while he still can.
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    Jerry Lewis Makes Second Televised Anti-Gay Slur

    CANBERRA, Australia — Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis is under fire again for making an anti-gay slur on Australian television similar to one he apologized for using on his annual U.S. telethon a year ago.



    The 82-year-old King of Comedy dropped the slur when he was asked by a Network Ten national TV reporter following a press conference in Sydney on Friday for his opinion on the Australian nation sport of cricket.

    "Oh, cricket? It's a fag game. What are you, nuts?" Lewis replied.

    The network broadcast the comment in full on its Friday evening news bulletin along with footage of Lewis handling an imaginary cricket bat with an effeminate gesture.

    Lewis apologized in September last year for using the term "illiterate fag" in Las Vegas during his annual Labor Day telethon that raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    In a statement released a day later, he described the slur as a "bad choice of words."

    New York-based media discrimination watchdog Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, called for Lewis to again apologize.

    GLAAD president Neil G. Giuliano said in a statement that "in an effort to be humorous, he has once again managed to offend and defame the gay community."

    "For someone so well-known for helping others, Mr. Lewis shows an incredible lack of dignity and respect when he makes comments that contribute to a climate of intolerance," Giuliano added.

    The Australian Coalition for Equality, a gay rights group, also called for an apology.

    "Mr. Lewis is widely admired by many people for his talent and his charity work, so his words carry great weight," coalition spokesman Rodney Croome told The Associated Press on Saturday.

    "He owes an apology to the gay community, to cricketers and to comedians for debasing their trade with his cheap homophobia," Croome added.

    The comedian's Australian spokeswoman, Julie Cavanagh, said Saturday that Lewis did not intend to comment.

    Lewis held Friday's press conference to promote his latest stage show that is touring Australia. It is a retrospective of his career that includes show tunes with a 24-piece band, excerpts from his scores of movies and television shows, and his trademark slapstick comedy.
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    One of the most disturbing photos I've seen since that plastic surgery addict CatWoman thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    One of the most disturbing photos I've seen since that plastic surgery addict CatWoman thing.


    Got a link for that? Not that I want to see it necessarily.
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    Heh, true story...happened today:

    My buddy Mike and I are walking down new the Warf in Monterey and there's a demonstration supporting Prop.8, the constitutional ammendment against gay marriage. This skinny clean cut guy gets in our face and says "Are you pro family?" ( I could say asked but it was not presented as a question) to which Mike says "Well, yeah, my parents fucked and here I am, and I totally support that so yeah you could say I'm pro family". So the guy then asks "What do you think about gay marriage?" and Mike says "I don't care", the guy gets huffy and says "You don't care?" and Mike starts to get mad "No, I don't fucking care, I got other things to worry about, there's a war in Iraq, people are losing their jobs and their homes and the banks that lent them the money are going under, so no I don't give a rat's ass if two HOMOES want to get married"

    The guy is suddenly offended and says "You shouldn't call them "Homoes"" and Mike almost loses it but he maintains and replies " What the fuck do you care what I call them, you're the one who's trying to pass a law that says they can't get married. Who's the fucking homophobe here? You or Me?"


    It went on from there but that part was just amazing to me:

    Deny gay people the right to marry but don't call them homoes.

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    Got a link for that? Not that I want to see it necessarily.
    I would, but you'd hold it against me. No seriously....you'd hate me. Let someone else do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where America is at in 2008.
    Stop this thing. I want to step off.


    Fuck, i hate the in-your-facers. Even if I agree with your point of view, STAY THE FUCK BACK will ya???
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Stop this thing. I want to step off.


    Fuck, i hate the in-your-facers. Even if I agree with your point of view, STAY THE FUCK BACK will ya???
    Hey whaddaya know, the pro-family folks might only be fighting for the survival of the unity of the human species. Or else in 100 thousand years males will develop an ability to give a birth thru rectum, and women - to ejaculate with their tongues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Hey whaddaya know, the pro-family folks might only be fighting for the survival of the unity of the human species. Or else in 100 thousand years males will develop an ability to give a birth thru rectum, and women - to ejaculate with their tongues.
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    So much for my Jesse the Illiterate Fag Halloween costume. Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    women - to ejaculate with their tongues.
    Hmm, I've had women get me to ejaculate with their tongues, does that count?
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    Send me some of your weed please.
    Leave my weed alone!!

 

 

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