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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-05-07 11:26 AM
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Jerry Lewis Criticized For Homophobic Remark During Telethon
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Jerry Lewis Criticized For Homophobic Remark During Telethon

(New York City) Jerry Lewis dropped an anti-gay slur - the same one that got Isaiah Washington of "Grey's Anatomy" in trouble - during the 18th hour of his annual Labor Day telethon.

He apologized Tuesday for a "bad choice of words."

The 81-year-old showman - prowling about the stage during the live telecast Monday in Las Vegas - was goofing around and dodging his cameraman, then went into a ramble about imaginary family members.

"Oh, your family has come to see you," he said, speaking to the camera and gesturing toward thin air.

"You remember Bart, your older son," he said, and motioning toward another unseen character, "Jesse, the illiterate f-----.

More:
http://www.365gay.com/Newscon07/09/090407lewis.htm

Maybe he was going to say "Flavin"? n/t
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