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."
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."
Brady was at LAX this weekend ... and told us, "It's a roast, but there are people with sensitivities ... and some people were bothered."