by Free Britney at . Comments

Wayne Brady is under serious fire for using Sarah Palin's son Trig and Down Syndrome as a punchline during Comedy Central's Roast of Roseanne Barr.

Brady says he did not write the offensive line in question, but takes "full responsibility" for the joke and says "no malice or harm was meant."

During the roast of Roseanne, Brady said that Sarah Palin hates Jeffrey Ross because he reminds her of "what Trig is going to look like when he's 40."

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Trig Palin, Sarah Palin's youngest son, was born with Down Syndrome in 2008, months before she came the Republican V.P. nominee (above).

Even if it was primarily a joke about Jeff Ross, who also courted controversy for dressing like Joe Paterno at the same event, Brady is apologetic.

Wayne issued a statement on Facebook in which he apologizes to Sarah and her family: "At the end of the day I take full responsibility for saying it."

The comedian said that while "I could defend it as a performer, 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."

He told TMZ when asked about it this weekend that, "It's a roast, but there are people with sensitivities ... and some people were bothered."

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Wayne Brady is known as a nice guy, but a recent comment by Bill Maher about President Barack Obama does not have him feeling like one at the moment.

Speaking to Aisha Tyler on her podcast, Girl on Guy, he took issue with fellow comedian Maher for referring to President Obama as "your Wayne Brady."

He also slammed Maher for his reputed "preference for black women."

"That means it's a diss to Obama to be called me because he wants a brother brother," he said. "Just because you f*%k black hookers, just because you had that particular black experience ... I have to stop myself from getting into it."

"I realize if I had gone on his show, or even doing it online, I'm not going to win. As soon as you back off, he still has his platform to say whatever he wants to."

But he didn't back off just yet.

Brady said to prove "how black Wayne Brady is," he would "gladly slap the shit out of Bill Maher in front of Coco and Ebony and Fox, three ladies of the night he has hired."

Your move, Bill.

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