QOTD: How Far Is Too Far? Did Tracy Morgan Cross The Line?

30 Rock Star Adds Homophobic Routine To Comedy Show

During his stand-up comedy routine, Tracy Morgan managed to disrespect his fans rather than make them laugh with hostile gay-bashing remarks.

Kevin Rodgers, who is gay, attended the show and recounted the experience on his Facebook page,

“What I can’t take is when Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay s–t was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that [Lady Gaga’s] “Born this Way” is bulls–t, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because “God don’t make no mistakes” […] He took time to visit the bulls–t of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being p–sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying. He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming, and that bullied kids should just bust some a– and beat those other little f–kers that bully them, not whine about it.  He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N [*gga] to death. He mentioned that Barack Obama needed to man up and quit being all down with this just because he has a wife and two daughters.  All of this being followed by thunderous cheer and “You go Tracys”.  Tracy then said he didn’t f–king care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a f–king d–k up their ass… they can take a f–king joke.”

Morgan did release an apology to his fans after backlash from GLADD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and Gay Advocacy group Truth Wins Out,

“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.”

However, many of his fans are not going to let this routine slide under the rug. Many are calling for his immediate release from NBC’s “30 Rock.”

Comedian Chris Rock added his two cents via Twitter,

Comedians are supposed to make people laugh and have often been criticized for being rude with their bullying-antics. However, this is the kind of hate that leads to suicide and depression and makes people live two lives. Part of being a great comedian is learning how to read your audience; seems that Morgan may have missed the mark here.

Was Morgan too harsh with his routine or have the fans of the comedy scene gone soft?


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