Updated Wed May 19, 2010 12:14pm AEST
Gary Burns is giving evidence at the Administrative Decisions Tribunal which is looking at the skit that aired on Channel Nine’s Footy Show in May last year.
At the time, Matthew Johns was the star of the show.
The skit was a mock documentary where the Johns brothers joked about having a third brother, Elton Johns, who was gay.
It featured a scene where their father took his gay son back to hospital saying, “I want to return this, it’s faulty.”
Gay activist Gary Burns says the skit incites violence against homosexuals.
He argues the joke revolves around a father rejecting his son because he is gay.
But Mr Burns says it is no laughing matter, referring to statistics that show gay teenagers are six times more likely to commit self-harm than their heterosexual counterparts
The hearing continues.
First posted Wed May 19, 2010 12:03pm AEST – ABC