TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

David Duchovny's Gay Gaffe

10/6/2007 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"X-Files" actor David Duchovny took part in L.A.'s Outfest Legacy Awards last night, and left the audience stunned after making an ad-libbed comment on stage. Witnesses reported that Duchovny attended the event with his eight-year-old daughter, Madeline. When he was asked to introduce a short series of clips of on-screen gay characters, Duchovny deadpanned, "Can someone please cover my daughter's eyes and ears?"

Rather than cracking up, the audience clammed up and wondered what exactly he meant. *crickets* The clips, said attendees, were no more offensive, off-color or risque than clips at any other awards show, reported JanetCharltonsHollywood.com.

Calls to Duchovny's rep were not immediately returned.

58 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

notaceleb    

Why would David Duchovny ever take his daughter to an event like that in the first place if he's the kind of parent who doesn't want his daughter to be exposed to that lifestyle? Duh!

2482 days ago
2.

theflyprof    

Who cares? David Duchovney is the nicest, most down-to-earth person in the world. He probably meant nothing at all except that his kids is so young and the nature of the awards might have suggested something less-than appropriate. Gosh... you guys like to villainize even the good people in Hollywood for nothing.

2482 days ago
3.

annab    

SO?????????????????

EIGHT IS A LITTLE YOUNG TO BE LEARNING ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES, STRAIGHT OR GAY. GIVE HIM A BREAK.

2482 days ago
4.

DEE-VA 1960    

I THINK THAT HE WAS MAKING A JOKE AND NOBODY GOT IT THATS ALL,AND IF HE WASN,T MAKING A JOKE SO WHAT !!!AND YES, I AGREE WITH NUMBER 1, WHY IS HE TAKING HIS DAUGHTER TO THESE KIND OF EVENTS, UNLESS OF COURSE HE COULDN,T FIND A BABY SITTER.

2482 days ago
5.

Jennifer    

I don't blame him. I would have said the same thing. No one needs to see that.

2482 days ago
6.

OeyeC    

proabably just a really conservative father.

2482 days ago
7.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Children need to be protected from the gay life style.

2482 days ago
8.

kerikeri    

Come on, anyone that is a fan of DD knows he was being sarcastic. Yes, he took his daughter to the event so he obviously doesn't have a probelm expossing her to "that" lifestyle. The comment is mocking those patents that wouldn't have a problem with their childern being exposed to clips of straight characters but would immediatley be offended by a gay character. Some parents let their children watch straight couple pratically do the deed on network TV, but if a gay couple kisses, the scene is short and/or edited. Often videos at Blockbuster receive a parent advisory warning for nothing more than a homosexual kiss. The scenes to be introduced may not have been sexual in nature, but DD was obviously making social commentary on the hyper sensitivity of many people.

2482 days ago
9.

Say what??    

And the problem would be wot?

2482 days ago
10.

J    

Children do need to be protected from homosexuality. It is REALLY confusing
to them as this is not natural. If it were, the parts would fit! And they would be able to
procreate. They clam they are "born this way" They can continue to believe that but
it doesn't make it so.

2482 days ago
11.

Any educated person USA    

Does anyone else find "I am hot"'s commentary to be laughable? Kid's shouldn't be "protected from the gay lifestyle"......they should be protected from biggot's and ignorance such as "I am hot"...The world would be a much better/peaceful place if all the "I am hot's" were erradicated from this planet.

2482 days ago
12.

MissVee    

Maybe he thought Outfest just meant that you had to go outdoors to get to the event. If he is so concerned about what his daughter would see and hear there - why was she there in the first place? Kinda poor parenting skills if you ask me. If you're that concerned a parent about what you expose your child to, you kinda do a little homework before the event to find out what it is and what will take place there. Duh.

2482 days ago
13.

larry is handsome    

Children needs to know from a young age that homosexuality is natural. So that people can stop judging each other on these superficial things. Someone YOU know is GAY and it is NOT a decision. Wake up already people. As for Mulder, he shouldn't have taken his child there at all, if he is supposedly so overprotective.

2482 days ago
14.

FlBiker    

What's the problem with those no sense of humor c0cksuckers?

2482 days ago
15.

Pearly    

I'm sure he was joking..here's a guy who played a transsexual on Twin Peaks as one of his first big roles for gods sake! He probably can't tell a joke is all....

2482 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web