(FOX News) - A Canadian human rights court ordered a comedian to pay $42,000 to a disabled teen singer and his mother after making repeated jokes about the boy's appearance in his stand-up routine.
Jeremy Gabriel has a facial disfigurement due to Treacher Collins Syndrome. He received some international attention in 2006 when he performed for the pope in Rome.
Comedian Mike Ward incorporated a joke about Gabriel into his comedy routine between 2010-2013 where he'd say he went on the Internet to find out what was wrong with Gabriel, and the answer was: "He's ugly, g-----n it."
The joke was also featured in Ward's comedy special Mike Ward's eXpose.