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Antigay Star: I'm Sorry

Antigay Star: I'm Sorry

Real World New Orleans star Ryan Leslie says he's sorry for offending the gay community with an antigay message he posted on Twitter over the weekend.

Leslie was responding to a Twitter follower who called him homophobic for various antigay comments he'd made on the show. Leslie responded by tweeting: "I would love to see you in person, and smash your gay f*cking face in."

Now, after being bombarded with messages from viewers and demands from GLAAD that he apologize, Leslie has tweeted: "Want to apologize to the gay community-tweet not meant to offend. I take responsibility for what I said on Friday and I am sorry."

Mtv, which airs The Real World New Orleans, last week received an "excellent" rating on The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Network Responsibility Index for LGBT representation in media -- a first for a cable network. GLAAD has been in contact for Mtv to discuss the dangers of Leslie's antigay rhetoric.
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