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September 4, 2007

Jerry Lewis apologizes for dropping homophobic slur

This video shows Jerry Lewis letting an F-bomb slip out during his annual telethon over the weekend.  The old man evidently called someone an "illiterate fag" in one of his ad-lib comedy sketches.

On Tuesday, Jerry apologized by releasing the following statement:

"I obviously made a bad choice of words. Everyone who knows me understands that I hold no prejudices in this regard. 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."

GLAAD has also evidently requested a meeting with the comedian, who has done the Labor Day telethon for 42 years.  No word yet on when or if that meeting will take place.

Maybe they will suggest that Lewis goes to the same "fag rehab" that Isaiah Washington attended.  We see how well it worked with him - not!


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