I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.
It's not funny, he's not funny. His apology is crap. He has repeatedly made homophobic remarks and the only reason he finally issued an apology this go round is because Comcast won't put up with this s**t the way GE did.
Tracy Morgan needs to find a new line of work if that's the best he can offer when he has so clearly crossed the line.
He is an uneducated moron and it's partly our fault for making a point to glorify such an idiot to begin with.
It's also Tina Fey's fault for creating an environment, in the '00s, where homophobia ran free and, because it came from the critical darling Fey, no one bothered to object. (Ava and C.I. objected repeatedly. I wouldn't be surprised if they tackle this topic at Third.)
And instead of owning her part in the blame, Tina decided she'd issue a 'funny' statement.
There's nothing funny about Tracy Morgan stating he would stab a gay teenager. There's nothing funny at all.
How is it playing? These are the result of LAT's online poll.
My children do not watch 30 Rock and the reason is because it's a racist and homophobic show. The only Black women are loud and overweight. We do not get to be beautiful on Tina's little show. White women get to be beautiful, a Latina woman can be. But Black women? She keeps writing and casting us as Aunt Jemimah.
Again, Ava and C.I. have called it out. All the others who claim to write about TV? They've been strangely silent. As a result, they share in Tracy Morgan's homophobic statements.
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