Yikes. Jay Leno attended the Love Ride, a charitable motorcycle rally in Glendale, California on Sunday. And Leno was there to do what he does best, or used to do best, at least-tell jokes.
So, according to The Los Angeles Times, Leno made light of the safety measures that take place at the rally.
"Every year, [the organizer] says, 'Drive safe',” Leno said. "I'm gonna say, 'Don't drive safe.' I wanna see somebody go down. So it'll be fun. I want it to be in front or behind me and see a whole row of bikes go down. Get drunk, fall off the road. We've all become too damn polite…we haven't had one incident."
And then two riders died. After crashing into a truck during their rides, sadly, Romarino Zeri, 51 and Julie Cameron, 38 didn't survive. The Times reported that the two died upon impact after their collision on the Golden State 5 Freeway in Pacoima, California.
I mean, you can't really blame Leno. He was just trying to deliver the watered-down, moderately funny jokes the public is used to hearing from him. In no way did he really expect anyone to get hurt, otherwise, of course, he would've never made the joke.
Unfortunately, this looks really bad on his part. Another rider said: “[Leno] is going to feel really bad for this.” Jay Leno's reps are completely denying he said it.
Leno escorted another injured driver who crashed to the hospital. The bikers were riding for the Autism awareness charity, Autism Speaks.
On a lighter note, President Obama arrived in Burbank Tuesday to visit Leno and talk about politics and other boring stuff. The Commander-in-Chief cracked a joke about the ongoing Republican debates, comparing it to Survivor:
“I'm going to wait until everybody's been voted off the island," Obama joked.
Come to think of it, Ron Paul does kinda look like Richard Hatch.
Then, Obama discussed the capture and death of Muammar Qaddafi with the talk show host.
“That's not something I think we should relish,” Obama said. "There's a certain decorum with which you treat the dead, even if it's somebody who has done terrible things.”
He did add, however, that the dictator's death still "sends a strong message around the world to dictators that people long to be free."
This was Obama's fourth appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.