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Ryan Reynolds, at Harvard, balks at making fun of Tom Brady

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Actor Ryan Reynolds smiles as he listens to a performer during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) © The Associated Press Actor Ryan Reynolds smiles as he listens to a performer during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Reynolds resisted when told to make fun of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady while being honored on the Super Bowl-bound team's home turf.

Actor Ryan Reynolds kicks a stuffed puppy during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) © The Associated Press Actor Ryan Reynolds kicks a stuffed puppy during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The "Deadpool" actor was roasted Friday night by members of Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals after being named the group's 2017 Man of the Year.

Actor Ryan Reynolds is kissed by two cast members during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) © The Associated Press Actor Ryan Reynolds is kissed by two cast members during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

People magazine says Reynolds hesitated when told he had to make fun of to make fun of Brady, responding, "You know we're in Boston, right?"

Actor Ryan Reynolds wears a bra as he accepts a pudding pot trophy during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) © The Associated Press Actor Ryan Reynolds wears a bra as he accepts a pudding pot trophy during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

But he caved, making a slight poke at Brady's friendship with President Donald Trump. According to People he said, "Tom, I'm afraid your voting skills are as bad as ." before trailing off.

Actor Ryan Reynolds performs a dance during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) © The Associated Press Actor Ryan Reynolds performs a dance during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization annually presents the award to performers who've made lasting and impressive contributions to the entertainment world.

Actor Ryan Reynolds workout with a shake weight during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Actor Ryan Reynolds workout with a shake weight during a roast at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Reynolds was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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