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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.

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31.

mark    

Freak.

2553 days ago
32.

Something smells fishy...    

Many African-Americans wouldn't appreciate your stereotypical attempt at humor either.

2553 days ago
33.

Leela    

David Duchovny has always had that quirky dry humour, I'm sure he wasn't out to offend anyone.

2553 days ago
34.

judy    

Freudian slip! He verbally expressed what he was *really* thinking.

2553 days ago
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el polacko    

ouch.. dumb comment.. but i'm sure he realized that as soon as he said it. after all, this wasn't a porn awards event. funny how many commenters here though who seem to think that if it's a gay event, that means there's an orgy going on. being gay isn't ALL hot sex, we actually have other interests, just like everybody else.

2552 days ago
36.

tb    

So crusify him for being a father. Come on people, others have a right to protect their children from things that they believe are either immoral or just too adult in content. For those that said it was no more or no less than something already screened, that's a judgement call. Back away people, and stop trying to make us be sensitive to every GD lifestyle under the sun.

2552 days ago
37.

Spurs    

He also did a show on Showcase called "The Red Shoe Diaries", which was a very good show.

2552 days ago
38.

Mary Worth    

David Duchovny has one of the highest IQ's in show business!

He didn't mean to offend anyone, I'm sure. Maybe he gets bored, easily. And that would include having to attend affairs such as those annual self-congratulating ceremonies!

2552 days ago
39.

child actor    

Parents have a different need than the rest of Hollywood even when they are a part of Hollywood. No one should expect less of a parent who hopes that they will some day be grandparents of their own children. That is humanity folks!

2552 days ago
40.

fredgoldmanzddd    

this guy rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why ruin one of the best actors out there? some people are so ddd!

2552 days ago
41.

Terry    


I am getting tired of the hyper sensitive reactions to every other sentence someone makes. The guy meant no harm.
Gays do more to harm each other then his remark could ever do.

2552 days ago
42.

LongJohn69    

What does he care about those gay wads? If they are his audience now he had better get down on his knees and pray for change. However, in a crowd like that, he better stand back up in a hurry.

2552 days ago
43.

Dent    

The homophobic BS here makes me sick. I'm a straight guy, but some people here have to get a clue (especially #38 - you're just an idiot). DD made a Joke and anyone who didn't get it should have his brain checked.

2552 days ago
44.

Sharona    

Why do the "gay" people act like they are the most pissed off people on the planet. The man meant no harm....lighten up......doesn't gay also mean happy? We are slowly everyday losing our freedom of speech when we have to write it down on a piece of paper and analyze it before it comes out of our mouth.

2552 days ago
45.

alan brickman    

WHY WOULD YOU BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THIS?? oBVIOUSLY DD IS JUST ARROGANT NOT SMART LIKE HE CLAIMS TO BE....

2552 days ago
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