Melted Mistake: Tracy Morgan’s gay rant
Some things just aren’t funny…even when you’re a comedian.
“30 Rock” star and funnyman Tracy Morgan has found himself in a world of trouble after a concert he did in Tennessee last Friday. I guess the comedian thought it would be funny to let out a slew of offensive gay jokes, and also about killing his son of he ever “came home acting gay.” We have a few snippets of the bit that has landed Tracy in the hot seat.
“Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.” He added, “Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming.”
When talking about the possibility of his son being gay — Tracy said he “better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I’ll pull out a knife and stab that little n**ger to death.”
Afterward, Tracy told the crowd,
“I don’t “f*cking care if I piss off some gays, because if they can take a f*cking d**k up their ass … they can take a f*cking joke.”
It is reported that people were so upset that they walked out of the Ryman Auditorium, and the venue even issued an apology to anybody that was offended.
Now, Tracy is apologizing for his rant in a new statement, and insists that he’s not homophobic.
“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.” He adds, “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.”
I hope that Tracy learned that jokes like these do hurt people, but I don’t think that was his intention. Find other ways to be funny Tracy. You are hilarious and don’t need gay jokes to make people laugh.