Jay Leno is facing a major backlash for joking about Hollywood star Jeremy Renner, who was severely injured in a snowplow accident earlier this month.
As Slay News reported, Leno was in another automotive accident when he was involved in a motorcycle crash earlier this month.
Last week, when Leno was asked about his recovery from the burns he suffered in November, he revealed he was in another accident.
“It’s so funny you should say that,” he responded to the reporter’s question.
“That was the first accident. OK?
“Then just last week, I got knocked off my motorcycle.
“So I’ve got a broken collarbone. I’ve got two broken ribs.
“I’ve got two cracked kneecaps.
“I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it.
“So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late.
“It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike.
“The bike kept going, and you know how that works out.
“You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free.
“After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes.
“You just want to keep your head down.”
Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner issued a tragic update on the condition recently:
“I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I Much love and appreciation to you all.
“These 30-plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens.
“Love and blessings to you all.
“Thank you all for your kind words.
“I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
Leno caused controversy by bringing up Renner’s accident while telling a joke about his own motorcycle crash.
He drew immediate backlash on social media with the comments.
“I was riding my motorcycle up in Lake Tahoe and I came around the corner and bam, I crashed into Jeremy Renner’s snowplow,” Leno said.
I was riding my motorcycle up in Lake Tahoe and I came around the corner and bam, I crashed into Jeremy Renner’s snowplow.
— Jay Leno (@jayleno) January 27, 2023
“How is that funny?” Brooke Hammerling said.
“Not funny,” John Dawson said.
“Renner broke 30 bones in the process of saving his nephew’s life. Respect to the guy. Pure guts.”
“Stay retired,” Bill Hynes said.
“That’s a terrible ‘joke’. Maybe your humor went up in smoke?”
Jay Leno breaks multiple bones in motorcycle accident after car fire https://t.co/5aZe3IrPeh pic.twitter.com/kWIWmHSWkn
— Page Six (@PageSix) January 27, 2023
Is not funny. But Jay hasn’t been funny in 40 years.
— Brian Gustafson (@B_Gustafson74) January 28, 2023
Guy nearly died Jay.
— Brennan Neill🛸 (@BrennanNeillVT) January 27, 2023