SO THE SHOW IS GOING TO ADDRESS THE TRACY MORGAN ‘WOULD KILL MY GAY CHILD’ RANT, BY SPENDING AN ENTIRE EPISODE CALLING MORGAN A DUMB NIGGER. OR THIS…..
During 30 Rock‘s off-season, Tracy Morgan courted controversy over the violently homophobic jokes in his stand-up routine, which led to a prolonged, carefully coordinated apology tour (one Morgan now seems a bit indifferent to). Now Huffington Post is reporting that Tina Fey has incorporated the controversy into 30 Rock‘s new season, in an episode where Morgan’s character Tracy Jordan also makes anti-gay comments. Explained openly gay newsman Thomas Roberts, who filmed a cameo for the episode: “Liz Lemon writes Tracy’s apology on the show and says he’s not a homophobe, he’s an idiot. That offends idiots, so while NBC is being picketed by the LBGT community, now it’s also being picketed by idiots led by Denise Richards. She’s the leader of the idiots.”
JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE MEANT TO BE FUNNY DOES NOT MEAN COMEDIANS CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY LIKE. ACTUALLY, IT SEEMS THEY CAN AS NOTHING HAS HAPPENED TO MORGAN, AND HIS COMMENTS WERE JUST FOUL…….
In an interview with “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir, crass comedian Louis C.K. talked about his family, why he chose to launch his upcoming stand-up special himself and when jokes can incite controversy, such as when Tracy Morgan was chastised for making homophobic comments this summer.
During a Nashville stand-up appearance in June, Morgan told a joke in which he said if his son talked to him in an effeminate voice, he would “stab that little (n word) in the throat.” The statement later sparked enormous public outrage and Morgan publicly apologized several times, making it clear that there was no excuse for his comments.
C.K. took to Morgan’s defense, saying at the time that he was “on a comedy stage, not a pulpit.” In a recent “Nightline” interview, C.K. told Weir that he thought the gay community missed a prime chance to have a discussion with Morgan, verses just attacking him for his comments.
“To me that joke is Tracy trying to figure it out, ‘my sons gay now, ok, but he better not talk like that cause I can’t it. I don’t know how to deal with it,’” C.K. told Weir. “He’s afraid of it or he’s confused by it and then he blasts through the whole idea with a joke. That’s what jokes are. You don’t tiptoe through the idea, you just go ‘I would stab that little (n word) in the throat,’ and that brings everybody a huge relief in a very scary place and makes them laugh.”
“I think the opportunity that was lost was for the gay community to ask Tracy, ‘why did you say that’ and ‘what was your dad like’ and ‘what is being a man mean to you,’ you know what I mean? It could have been a starting point of a conversation that might have actually made a difference in how people feel about homophobia.”
WTF? THE MAN WAS GOING FOR A CHEAP LAUGH AT THE EXPENSE OF A GROUP THAT HE THOUGHT WOULD SAY NOTHING. WE FOUGHT BACK, BUT STILL MORGAN IS SWEET AS. LOUIS, I KNOW PEOPLE ARE LOVING YOUR SHOW, BUT I MISS YOUR POINT.
WELL HE IS A FUCKWIT. AND IF A WHITE PERSON CALLED HIM ‘NIGGER’ HE WOULD POP A CAP IN NIS ASS. SO STOP STAYING ‘FAGGOT’ AND ‘FAG’ YOU NIGGER.
Rapper T.I. called in to TMZ to talk about his recent comments in defense of Tracy Morgan to Vibe magazine, in which he said that celebrities should be allowed to speak out against gay people without fear of being shut down.
Said. T.I.: ““They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.’”
TMZ asked T.I. about the comments:
“I was quoted correctly, but I was taken out of context…I’m not saying that being gay is being un-American. What I was saying was to use whatever power or authority you have to shut people down because they don’t agree with you that’s not what America was built upon. The institution allows us, it affords us the right, to speak out peacefully and respectfully in opposition of any point or any topic that comes up…I’m not against gay marriage…but for the people who may have an opinion against it, then for the corporations to throw their weight around to shut them down, that’s not fair.”
He added: “It’s about people who take themselves too seriously, any group. It’s not just about gays, I think that African Americans groups sometimes take things a tad too seriously too…If you use the “n” word like Don Imus and say something that’s completely derogatory and disrespectful, that’s understandable. But if you just have an opinion on something that just happens to be related to the African American culture and it’s in opposition, then they have no right to shut you down either.”
SAYING SORRY DOES NOT MEAN YOU MEAN IT TRACY.
This Summer on tour Tracy began talking about homosexuality, and how much he hates gay people, and how he would kill his theoretical gay son just for being gay. After Tracy’s comments/comedy went public, Tracy’s bosses at NBC responded, Tina Fey said something, GLAAD issued statements, and after all that, Tracy went on a big, gay apology tour, telling everyone who would listen that he loves gay people and he would totally not kill his theoretical gay son. Well, last night Tracy was on The Late Show, and he and David discussed this whole incident, and… Tracy made it sound like he wasn’t really sorry…?