Via TMZ comes video from the 18th hour of Jerry Lewis’ telethon, which was broadcast last night. In it, Lewis appears to use a gay slur when identifying an audience member:
“In the midst of a typically Lewis-ian rant in the 18th hour of his Labor Day telethon, France’s favorite comedian swayed, trying to dodge the cameraman, then introduced a ‘family member’ as ‘the illiterate faggot,’ then remembered, seemingly, that he was on live TV … stopped himself and tried to move on.”
Lewis may have been referring to a “fatty” in the audience. However, because of his own slurring, it’s somewhat hard to say.
TMZ reports that the telethon raised $63 million for muscular dystrophy.