Robin: Go Wash Your Mouth Out

09/14/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

Robin Williams's humor was much too blue for some of those attending this week's $26.5 million Democratic National Committee fund-raiser for President Clinton in the nation's capitol. The Washington Post reports that several members of the 12,000-strong audience were offended by the comic's continued use of obscenities and jokes about drug use, masturbation and bodily noises. At one point during his routine, Williams reportedly looked down into the crowd and said, "Whoa, there's a child in the front row. He's learning new words." Only the words apparently didn't stop. Republican National Committee press secretary Mike Collins later told The Post: "It's no surprise that a 9-year-old kid who goes to see Al Gore and Bill Clinton would be exposed to that kind of language."

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