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January 20, 2015

Billy Crystal Apologizes for Saying That As a Straight Guy, He Kinda Doesn't Want to See a Bunch of Graphic Gay Sex on Network TV

So Billy Crystal is a homophobe. The evidence of this is that he doesn't like gay sex-- a position which is apparently forbidden by the Clerisy in 2015.

'Shove it in our face'

Actor didn't say which shows offend him but said many are 'pushing it'

Crystal played one of network TV's first openly gay characters in the 1970s

Shared opinion with audience at showbiz event in Pasadena, California

Criticized the show while plugging his own new series, The Comedians


PUBLISHED: 15:28 EST, 19 January 2015

Actor Billy Crystal has said graphic scenes of gay sex on TV have gone too far, and the industry must take care not to 'shove it in our face'.

Crystal, who became one of network television's first gay characters on comedy show Soap in the 1970s, said contemporary programs are 'pushing it a little too far'.

He declined to cite any examples, but implied that intolerant attitudes he struggled with while playing Jodie Dallas from 1977 to 1981 have now swung the other way.

According to The Wrap, he told an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California: 'Sometimes, it's just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I'm not going to reveal to you which ones they are.

'I hope people donít abuse it and shove it in our faceÖ to the point where it feels like an every day kind of thing.'

In a discussion reported in a blog on Xfinity, Crystal first blasted the today's culture of taking offense, then expressed his regret over speaking out at all.

He said: 'We live in a very scary time in many ways. You canít say this, you canít say that, you canít offend this group, that group.

'People come up to you and ask if you were offended. I donít understand that. I understand it why everyone is watching out for the other person. Thatís offensive to me.'

That last bit I think because he's now been forced into his Apology Tour, forced into lying about what he meant.

After some outlets blasted the comedian for his remarks -- which, out of context, could appear antigay -- The Hollywood Reporter asked Crystal to clarify his comments.

"What I meant was that whenever sex or graphic nudity of any kind (gay or straight) is gratuitous to the plot or story it becomes a little too much for my taste," he told THR in a statement.

It is officially now the Sexual Left's position that the only way you can not be homophobic is to be gay yourself, or to at least be open for some Gay Adventures.

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