Jay Leno Hates Libraries

Wow, Jay Leno has given us yet another reason to hate him. In a painfully, painfully, unfunny monologue last week (yes, this is last week’s news, but since no one watches the Tonight Show we think it’s still fresh) Leno ripped on LA’s plans to drastically cut the city’s library budget.

“People here in Los Angeles are upset that the mayor’s proposed plan to cut the budget of libraries. This could affect as many as nine people.”

Leno got no laughs with the crowd and he definitely got no laughs with LA City Librarian Martin Gomez, who penned an angry letter to “The Tonight Show.”

“Despite what you make think, these cuts are no laughing matter to the 17 million people who use the city’s libraries each year.”

The joke is especially unfunny today, as news broke that library hours will be reduced to save the city cash.

Watch the awful monologue and read Gomez’s letter after the jump:


H/T to Savethelibrary and The Library Journal

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