Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno lamented that “college kids” these days don’t understand what real racism is during an interview on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night.
Mr. Leno recalled an instance when a “Tonight Show” intern offered to pick up his lunch, but proceeded to accuse him of being racist when Mr. Leno said he didn’t like Mexican food, The Blaze reported Friday.
“College kids now are so politically correct. I mean, to the point where — I’ll give you an example, we had interns at the show, college interns. Like, the last year of the show, one of the interns comes and says, ‘Mr. Leno, I’m getting lunch. what do you want?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, where are you going?’ He said, ‘we’re getting Mexican.’ I said, ‘I don’t really like Mexican.’ He goes, ‘whoa, that’s kind of racist.’ That’s not racist,” Mr. Leno said, The Blaze reported Friday.