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Wayne Brady

Sorry for Trig Palin Joke

8/20/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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082012_wayne_brady_launchWayne Brady says he takes "full responsibility" for using Trig Palin and his Down Syndrome as a punchline at the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne" ... insisting "no malice or harm was meant."

Brady has been taking some serious heat for the past week ... over a joke in which he says Sarah Palin hates Jeff Ross because he reminds her of "what Trig is going to look like when he's 40."

Wayne issued a statement on Facebook in which he says he didn't write the Jeff joke but explains, "At the end of the day I take full responsibility for saying it."

He adds, "I could defend it as a performer, but I would rather apologize from the bottom of my heart as a father."

"To the Palins, please know that no malice or harm was meant. To the other families who were touched negatively, I hope you'll be able to accept this apology as well.
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Brady was at LAX this weekend ... and told us, "It's a roast, but there are people with sensitivities ... and some people were bothered."


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46.

Adrienne    

the lovely thing about this country is that we have right to say any god damn thing we want. apologizing not necessary.

702 days ago
47.

JDoors    

Have to give him credit for accepting that some people were highly offended by unnecessarily mentioning an innocent child by name - even if he copped out a little by saying he didn't personally write the joke.

702 days ago
48.

Sherri    

Why does Hollywood think they can say and do whatever the hell they want and is it ok because we are entertainers. Unexcuseable and a total disgrace to our Country.

702 days ago
49.

Sherry    

No longer a Wayne Brady fan. There is NO excuse for his statement. It was extremely hurtful, cruel, and thoughtless. He is only apologizing due to the uproar this "joke" has caused. He says he didn't write the joke. And your point is, Wayne?

702 days ago
50.

Alicia    

I have a child with down syndrome. I will never watch his shows again. He is not sorry. He had to apologize. You never make fun of a child. EVER !! Especially one who is mentally challenged. I AM SO ANGRY ! Wayne Brady is disgusting, insensitive jerk.

702 days ago
51.

IceGypsy    

Wayne's a good guy, I'm sure his apology is very sincere, not just something spit out from his publicist.

702 days ago
52.

Betty    

What the hell were you thinking, Wayne Brady?????!!! Very poor taste. Hopefully, that will never happen to YOUR children or grandchildren....

702 days ago
53.

truthiness    

With all the vile and disgusting crap that Sarah Palin spews he should not be apologizing.

If anything, John McCain should be apologizing for bringing that sow to the attention of the American public and unleashing her and her unhinged family for all the world to see and laugh at.

She's worse than any joke anyone could make about her or her God forsaken family.

702 days ago
54.

Pet peeves    

Well, let's see just how far we can take this...

I am a comedian and so I can say anything I want to, right?

Well Trig may have DS, but at least he'll never gorw up to be a ni**er!!
See how f*cking funny that is a**hole!!

702 days ago
55.

Brian    

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?

702 days ago
56.

Andy W    

Really? Wayne Brady says something stupid and it's a news article? How about "Wayne Brady tells a funny joke"? Now THAT would be news.

702 days ago
57.

APRIL     

These Idiots dont seem to understand the meaning if Roseanne Roast That means you talk about her Not the shooting in Colorado and sure as Hell not a disabled Baby or even the babies mom Its about Roseann and i liked Wayne its really cruel of him and the other guy that made the joke about the Colorado shooting and Dressed up like Joe Paterno

702 days ago
58.

Cheetara    

Isn't this what they do when they roast people? Don't they tell the most racist, raunchiest off colored joke they could possibly think off? And Rosanne was the guest of honor~one of the most vulgar commedians out there who makes no excuse for anything she says. Whatever, that's his damn job and during these no one is off limits.

702 days ago
59.

CelebJustice    

No longer a fan. He's just another POS that thinks it's okay to make fun a special needs child because his last name is Palin. Never thought he could stoop so low. I regret ever paying money to see him live but will never make that mistake again. YOU SUCK WAYNE!

702 days ago
60.

Lyn    

His only crime is that he's NOT a comedian.

702 days ago
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