Former Mr. Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe, was on Jay Leno a while ago and Jay seemed really interested in talking about his role on “One Life to Live.” Ryan played gay teenager Billy Douglas. For some stupid reason, Jay said to Ryan, “Can you give me, like – say that camera is your gay lover ...”
Jay wouldn’t drop it and finally asked, “Can you give me your ‘gayest look?’ ” Ryan kind of giggled, got up and said he didn’t want to do it. He sat down a few moments later and they moved on. Well, the Streisand hit the fan after it aired. Gay activists were pissed!
GLAAD issued this statement today, “We are proud of Ryan for refusing to participate in Leno’s thoughtless attempt at humor. Under the guise of comedy, the talk-show host is demonstrating a lack of respect for the gay community and insensitivity to both his co-workers and the audience, to whom he owes an apology.”
Well, Jay has apologized. He said, “I certainly didn’t mean any malice. I agree it was a dumb thing to say, and I apologize.” Now please apologize for that hair, Jay! All I can think about is Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” when I accidentally click on The Tonight Show.
If Jay cared so much about seeing Ryan’s “gay face” he should have just rented “54.” There’s Phillipe gay face galore! Although, I think it’s just Ryan trying to show real emotion. WTF is a gay look anyway? Be right back, I have to go look in the mirror to remind myself.
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