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Tracy Morgan Issues An Apology Over His Violent Homophobic Comedy Routine

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A step in the right direction, but we're still really disappointed in him over this.

The other night in Nashville, Tracy Morgan performed an EXTREMELY offensive routine targeting the gay community at his comedy show. So much of what he said we can't even bear to repeat and since the news hit the Internet, the gay community has lashed back at the 30 Rock star for his homophobic rant, demanding he apologize as well as he be fired from Tina Fey's successful show. They'e gotten one of their wishes.

Tracy has offered his apologies via The Advocate , reaching out to his fans and the gay & lesbian community who were offended by his act. His statement says:

“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 really did go WAY to far. Pushing boundaries is one thing, but there was NOTHING funny about this routine. It targeted the very stereotypes that gays and lesbians have been railing against and that's just not cool.

Still, we want to believe he's sincere here and that he really does feel genuinely awful about his act. However, we do have to concur with GLAAD, who issued their own statement following the news of his rant, asking him to take out the offensive material immediately. Their statement reads:

"We call on him to remove these violently anti-gay remarks from his show and send a strong message that anti-gay violence is not something to joke about."

AGREED!

A little more tolerance….it's all we're asking.

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29 comments to “Tracy Morgan Issues An Apology Over His Violent Homophobic Comedy Routine”



  1. 1

    Again what is the difference in what Mario called Will.i.am while he was crying and making up lies about him and what Tracy did?



  2. 2

    what a wuss…………



  3. 3

    A little more tolerance is all your asking? yea fkn right you are asking for wayyyy more then just tolerance… you are wanting everyone to agree with all your agendas and everything you stand for.. that is apparent when every other blog post has to do with some sort of gay or political agenda you are attempting to push.



  4. 4

    not good enough



  5. 5

    It would have meant more to me if he had issued his statement without it being asked for by GLAAD. A comedian pushing boundaries should always be protected under the right to free speech, but it would have been more genuine and telling if Tracey Morgan responded after he read or heard his words back.



  6. 6

    I say he does his routine and let his fans decided what is okay. You say you want tolerance but yet you and other G&L activist have no tolerance for others. Hypocrite!



  7. 7

    Re: perez_the_childporn_kingRe: perez_the_childporn_king – There's a huge difference IDIOT. Go learn to read.



  8. 8

    There is a HUGE GAY SUBCULTURE that rules the Arts and Entertainment. Tracy had to apologize or the undercurrent would suck him in (pun intended)…..don't do what we ask? Think Italian Mafia….



  9. 9

    shooting the messenger again, eh ?
    .
    the truth is often delivered in a comedic routine to spare the life of the messenger
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    he was doing no more than expressing the very real feelings and impressions the uneducated intolerant str8 community has for the GLBT community
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    perhaps if he had chosen a character and not himself to portray the message it would have been accepted more readily



  10. 10

    His choice of words? He better rethink what he said. How else do you phrase your intention to slaughter your child if he turns out gay? Pathetic.



  11. 11

    Re: astroboy – so its OK for Mario to use the word F*g*T word trying to diminish someone else's lively hood, but not Tracy? Face the facts, Mario is a Hypocrite and so is Gaga for promoting "it's ok it's not gay in a 3way" on the snl skit. That is a backhanded complement to all her monsters

    And IDIOT being capitalized really got your point across



  12. 12

    If yah don't like it DONT LISTEN. Who in the F**k do you people think you are. Wah , if you don't make an exception and let a gay march in a parade in a civil servant uniform you are homophobic. Wah, You can say anything about any one you want as long as they aren't gay. Wah if you dont kiss our asses you are homophobic.
    STFU already. Oh damn now I'm homophobic.

    GLADD should hook up with PETA then they could cry on each others shoulders about nothing all day long.



  13. 13

    Tracy Morgan said he wouldn't apologize during the rant either he lied then or giving a Half-assed apology now.



  14. 14

    i love how his publicist probabaly wrote his apology. douche. Im gay and i joke about gay culture all the time… but when you talk about killing someone because they are gay.. thats gone too far… i hope he gets fired from all his gigs and his career ends



  15. 15

    I will never understand how a minority (such as Tracy) can attack another minority (gays)….I mean, total ignorance…He was had a history of being unstable and an addict, so his thought process is skewed….Of course, he still makes millions on his t.v. show…..Life is not fair…



  16. 16

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH….

    NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR IT!



  17. 17

    Re: astroboy – no there isn't…except the gays cry about it like little bitches more.



  18. 18

    Backlash apology



  19. 19

    We may not like what someone has to say, but they have the right to say it! If it affects his fan base then that is something he will have to deal with!



  20. 20

    I don't know what he said but don't comedians always make fun of everyone? Since when do they apologize? Maybe it just wasn't funny.



  21. 21

    he went way beyond humor. he was talking of violence. i quick apology to save his career isn't forgiveness…



  22. 22

    If he was a white man saying violent things about black people he would have been fired from 30 Rock immediately. But because he's a black man talking about gays they will let him go.



  23. 23

    considering this isn't the first time he's done this - he IS a homophobe. This isn't a joke that got out of hand, a slip of the tongue, moment of madness etc. This guy genuinely believes that being gay is a choice. I really hope he has apologized to his son. Imagine if your own father said that he would stab you to death if he disapproved of an aspect of your life. I hope his ex wife keeps his kids away from him for their own safety.



  24. 24

    this is ignorance at its finest



  25. 25

    i don't care if he apologized…he's still a real piece of shit…



  26. 26

    Yep, hes pushing an agenda alright and the guy is a hero to gays everywhere! Keep up the good work Perez!!!!



  27. 27

    Thanks Perez for being an advocate for gays everywhere. You have a voice and youre not afraid to use it for. For that, I am extremely proud and grateful to you. We are gaining strength as a community of and its all because of people like you! Best of luck. CM



  28. 28

    He should be apologizing because his jokes were not funny.
    keep in mind he is a comedian and comedians attack almost every group of people with humor. Gays should not be an acception to the list.
    However, what he said didn't sound like a joke and if he intended them to be jokes then he should clarify that and apologize for not being funny.
    If this was not a joke and actually what he thought, then he should apologize for an unacceptably ignorant homophobic rant.



  29. 29

    p.s. "MsJules" you have serious insecurity issues