*After getting serious pushback for his recent joke about Sarah Palin’s Down Syndrome son, Trig, Wayne Brady is apologizing. He says he says he takes “full responsibility” and “no malice or harm was meant.”
Brady has been taking heat for the past week over the joke – delivered at the “Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne” – in which he says Sarah Palin hates Jeff Ross because he reminds her of “what Trig is going to look like when he’s 40.”
Wayne issued a statement on Facebook in which he says he didn’t write the Jeff joke but explains, “At the end of the day I take full responsibility for saying it.”
He adds, “I could defend it as a performer, but I would rather apologize from the bottom of my heart as a father.”
“To the Palins, please know that no malice or harm was meant. To the other families who were touched negatively, I hope you’ll be able to accept this apology as well.”
Brady was at LAX this weekend … and told TMZ: “It’s a roast, but there are people with sensitivities … and some people were bothered.”
The Oscar winner recently took the stage with Dixon at a charity fundraiser in Denver, Colorado.
“One thing people may not understand is that the person with special needs, the love that they give you is unfiltered,” he tells People.com. “There is nothing in the way of them loving you and there is nothing in the way of them being upset with you either. You really get the true individual.
“It’s challenging, but it is moments like this that make it all work. She’s a superstar now.”
*Jamie Foxx was spotted with his sister, DeOndra Dixon, who has Down Syndrome at the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show in Denver.
“This little lady right here lives with me along with my other sister, along with my father and my mother. So, we’re one big happy family,” Foxx tells ET Online.
Adding, “I don’t call it a condition. I just call it living. … When she loves, she loves. When she’s mad, she’s mad. When she cries, she cries. When she’s happy, she’s happy, but she always tells the truth.”
The event’s proceeds went to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. He said the evening was about her and it meant a lot to them both.