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Leno: Didn't Mean to Make Them Flaming Mad

4/5/2008 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay Leno was on KMXB radio in Las Vegas yesterday -- and explained the uproar caused by his controversial request for Ryan Phillippe to show his "gayest face" on the "Tonight Show" as a pitfall of being a "comedian."

What a joke!

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sarah    

firssssssst!

2302 days ago
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Liz    

Let it go............leave Jay alone!

2302 days ago
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goolsbinin    

Get Over It!!!!!!

2301 days ago
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Jack Schitt    

Gillian Sheldon & Harvey Find some real scoops this is getting old & boring "YAWN" and so are you

2301 days ago
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Sillyme    

As IF gays don't flame, diss and slam themselves and any race, gender, ethnicity or religion.. constantly..!?!?!?!?!!?

2301 days ago
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sfcubster    

"We have plenty of gay guests on our show, you know, Melissa Etheridge and everybody else..." RIGHT. And my Caucasian parents listen to Nat "King" Cole records. WOW. And we had a Japanese foreign exchange student once at my High School. OH. And some gay dude lives in my building.... Am I cool now? GAG!!!

2301 days ago
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mr.leno    

if you are a man boning another dude you need to be talked about . sick

2301 days ago
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jcc    

You guys are hypocrites at TMZ - first you say how disgusting "Greasy Bear" Davis' rant was, where he used the n word and made anti-gay slurs as well, then you use the double-entendre headline about Jay Leno, that he "didn't mean to make them - i.e. gays - FLAMING mad?"
Total hypocrisy. You can't rail against slurs, then use them in your headlines and stories, ya know.

2301 days ago
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janet    

what did he say that was so wrong? These gay guys that prance around wearing dress's and also the the gay girls wearing suits trying to be guys are they not trying to look gay they are not hiding it. So there is a gay look right. You go Jay you didn't say anything wrong.

2301 days ago
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m    

People are to sensitive about everything. If your gay don't worry about what other people say. Jay didn't mean you any harm

2301 days ago
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Marissa    

Its not hypocritical. What Greasy said was a derogatory term.

2301 days ago
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Myrick6    

I believe the gay community knows Leno is not homophobic and supports the gay community. In fact, I believe gay in so a non issue with him, he felt comfortable enough to joke. Leno & his wife are notoriously supportive and non judgemental of everyone. They are genuinely nice also. They regularly lend whatever influence and support to any group in need. I think this is just a flaming publicity stunt by someone seeking 15 mins.

2301 days ago
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Sloane    

Jay rocks!!!

he's a comedian guys..........lighten up

political correctness is taken way overboard to the point where people are afraid to say anything in jest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2301 days ago
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shandiRW    

he just had a bad moment and said something stupid, he apologized and said he knew it was stupid, so just let it die! tsk, tsk on you on the other TMZ, if "flaming mad" isn't a slur or insinuation, then it could be stereotypical??

2301 days ago
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Good Goin'    

What a PC world we live in. TMZ, YOUR FRIEND PEREZ HILTON USES THE WORDS "GAY FACE" ALL OF THE TIME. HE ACCUSES PEOPLE OF HAVING A "GAY FACE." BUT IS IT CONSIDERED FINE TO SAY IT SINCE HE IS GAY? TMZ REMAINS SILENT WHEN IT COMES TO PEREZ BUT THEN RAILS AGAINST JAY.

IT IS SO DUMB THAT JAY HAD TO APOLOGIZE FOR SUCH AN INNOCENT COMMENT.

NOTE TO TMZ---YOU ARE NOT HELPING THE GAY CAUSE. IF YOU MAKE IT SO THAT HETEROSEXUALS CAN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT GAY PEOPLE IT WILL WIDEN THE BARRIER INSTEAD OF CLOSING THE BARRIER. IF THIS WAS MEANT AS A BIGOTED COMMENT THAT WOUD BE DIFFERENT, BUT IT CLEARLY WAS NOT.

2301 days ago
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