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Leno Apologizes for "Dumb" Gay Remark to Phillippe

Following criticism from GLAAD, gay activists and others, Jay Leno apologized Tuesday for questionable remarks he made to Ryan Phillippe during a recent Tonight Show interview. During Phillippe's appearance, Leno brought up the actor's first role, which was as a gay teen on One Life to Live, and then asked him to give his "gayest look." A visibly uncomfortable Phillippe declined the request, saying, "That is so something I don't want to do," and pretended to walk off the stage.Leno has since come under fire for it, but acknowledged the inappropriateness and apologized. "In talking about Ryan's first role, I realize that what I said came out wrong," he said in a statement. "I certainly didn't mean any malice. I agree it was a dumb thing to say, and I apologize."In response to Leno's mea culpa, playwright Jeff Whitty — one of the first to call out Leno for his derogatory comments — says on his website that he buys the host's apology. The question is, do you? (The full segmen...

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Following criticism from GLAAD, gay activists and others, Jay Leno apologized Tuesday for questionable remarks he made to Ryan Phillippe during a recent Tonight Show interview.
During Phillippe's appearance, Leno brought up the actor's first role, which was as a gay teen on One Life to Live, and then asked him to give his "gayest look." A visibly uncomfortable Phillippe declined the request, saying, "That is so something I don't want to do," and pretended to walk off the stage.
Leno has since come under fire for it, but acknowledged the inappropriateness and apologized. "In talking about Ryan's first role, I realize that what I said came out wrong," he said in a statement. "I certainly didn't mean any malice. I agree it was a dumb thing to say, and I apologize."
In response to Leno's mea culpa, playwright Jeff Whitty - one of the first people who called Leno out for his derogatory comments, this time, as well as in a previous incident - says on his website that he buys the host's apology. The question is, do you? (The full segment is available here) - Anna Dimond