Jay Leno Upholds Tradition, Brings Donuts To Picket Line To Show Solidarity

Jay Leno Upholds Tradition, Brings Donuts To Picket Line To Show Solidarity

Jay Leno showed a little solidarity for the writers Tuesday by appealing to their tummies.

The former late night host brought donuts to the picketers outside of Disney, where picketers marched around the block for hours. Lots of “thank yous” were yelled as he quietly handed out boxes from Randy’s while wearing his signature denim outfit.

It’s tradition for Leno to pass out the deep-fried confections: he also did it during the 2007 writers’ strike.

Other than a few appearances, Leno, 72, has mostly stayed out of the public eye after suffering burns to his face, hands and chest in a gasoline fire in his Burbank garage in November. His schedule is a lot more open these days, too, after CNBC dropped his classic car series Jay Leno’s Garage earlier this year after seven seasons. 

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