After his interview with actor Ryan Phillipe caused outrage from gay activists and spawned a entire website populated by people flipping Tonight Show host Jay Leno their middle fingers, GLAAD is reporting that the comedian has apologized.
“In talking about Ryan’s first role, I realize that what I said came out wrong,” the host said in a statement. “I certainly didn’t mean any malice. I agree it was a dumb thing to say, and I apologize.”
GLAAD goes on to congratulate Phillipe for not playing along with Leno’s homophobic jokes, saying, “We are proud of Ryan for refusing to participate in Leno’s thoughtless attempt at humor.”