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Leno's Love Ride Joke Lands Flat As Two Bikers Are Killed During The Event

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If this doesn't hit a nerve, nothing well.

On Sunday, Jay Leno kicked off the 28th annual Love Ride in Glendale, CA with some words of humor than ended up being fatally true. Two riders crashed and died during the ride after following Leno's advice of not driving safely.

Romarion Zeri and his partner Julie Cameron were killed when their motorcycle collided with a big rig on the freeway in Pacomia, CA. The rig's tires ran over the pair, killing them instantly, as paramedics pronouced them both dead at the scene.

No doubt this tragic accident, the first in the event's history, will haunt Leno for quite a while, as only an hour before, he joked that he wanted to see "somebody go down" in the ride that day. In his grand marshall speech prior to the start of the ride, he said to the crowd:

“Every year, [the organizer] says, ‘Drive safe.’ 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.”

Well, now you've had one. Is this what you wanted, Jay?

Of course, we know it wasn't and we recognize he was just trying to be funny. But under the circumstances, we bet he really wishes he didn't joke that way.

[Image via WENN.]

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13 comments to “Leno's Love Ride Joke Lands Flat As Two Bikers Are Killed During The Event”

  1. 1

    obviuosly jay lenos vendetta to kill two people transpired. jay leno, you evil bitch!

  2. 2

    Oh dear God. I'm an aspiring journalist and I read Perez's post every single day. It is, admittedly, a guilty pleasure, but this is too much. "Two riders crashed and died during the ride after following Leno's advice of not driving safely."; Are you kidding me?! "Well, now you've had one. Is this what you wanted, Jay?" Wow, just wow. And also, as an out and proud gay man, Perez is NOT the voice of the gay community and I would say that 99% of the gay community would agree with me. Sure, I didn't do the research but for Heaven's sake, neither does Perez on a daily basis.

  3. 3

    Damn, that's some bad juju!

  4. 4

    A bigger asshole than Perez Hilton has never been born. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of these victims and to Jay who I am sure feels absolutely sick about what happened.

  5. 5

    i bet if it was tracy morgan that did the joke instead of leno, you'd be bashing him up and down right now.

  6. 6

    Re: blanta08
    That was a well written reply blanta08. He is NOT by far the voice of the gay community but I don't think anyone really thinks he is. He is b grade journalism at best. He is a guilty pleasure. He WANTS to be devisive as he claims and models himself after Rosie O"Donnel…ugggh. I wish someone would have balls and interview him with some hard hitting questions. My tipping point was when he posted a few months back of a picture of him posing squatting over a Justin Beiber poster-pretending to shit on him -ala "planking" trend he tried to start and totally backfired for good reason. THAT'S how he is trying to make the world better. Idiot.

  7. 7

    Yixe - Now that's some unfortunate timing. Tho not a huge Leno fan, I feel bad 4 him on this one. I mean, who can't relate on saying some dumb sh*t B4…YepYep -

  8. 8

    you know that Jay is a comic-on weekends..unlike Letterman or O' Brian or any other host- he's on the road constantly doing stand-up
    and you know that Jay., a huge motorcycle enthusiast- didn't wish for anything to happen- he was just injecting humor into a long standing - 28 year event

  9. 9

    Leno is a cun*t.

  10. 10

    Wow… a new low, Perez. You really do suck.

  11. dd says – reply to this


    I don't see how what Leno said was funny in the first place.

  12. 12

    Unfortunate timing? Yes. Worth pointing out on a popular website with an "are you happy?" line thrown in? Stupid and mean. Come on, Perez. You are so irresponsible. Please recognize that you have a huge audience and post more thoughtfully. I know it's tabloid "news" and you want to scoop other sites, but seriously, your posts are very badly written, ridden with typos and misspellings, and worst of all, they cause damage you probably didn't consider. Do research, don't make things worse, and EDIT. You have a huge platform that you try to use for good. Don't lose your messages with pettiness and carelessness. There's a difference between sassy and obnoxious.

  13. 13

    Re: dontsendit – Agreed completely. Plus, Jay wasn't looking for people to get hurt. You're insinuating that these people died because Jay told them to and that's completely moronic. You take things way too far a bit too often.