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Tina Fey And NBC Entertainment Chief Respond To Tracy Morgan's Anti-Gay Rant

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Preach it, sister!

In light of Tracy Morgan's HOrrific, hateful tirade against the LGBT community during a stand-up comedy show in Nashville earlier this month, both his boss and co-star on 30 Rock, Tina Fey, and NBC entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt have issued statements apologizing on his behalf!

Greenblatt says:

"We will always recognize an artist’s freedom to express him or herself, but not when reckless things are said no matter what the context. Unfortunately, Tracy’s comments reflect negatively on both 30 Rock and NBC – two very all-inclusive and diverse organizations – and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind and I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance."

And Fey follows up:

"Stand-up comics may have the right to 'work out' their material in its ugliest and rawest form in front of an audience, but the violent imagery of Tracy's rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community. It also doesn't line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket. The other producers and I pride ourselves on 30 Rock being a diverse, safe, and fair workplace."

God, she hits the nail right on the head, just as we'd expect her to!

We're just as baffled by this behavior as they both seem to be, as Morgan never seemed to come off like this hateful a human being, so who knows exactly what's going on?

But we're thrilled to know that not even those closest to him are tolerating that kind of despicable, ignorant and violent thought process, and sincerely hope that this has been a huge wake-up call for him!

We expected better from you, Tracy. Such a shame.

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24 comments to “Tina Fey And NBC Entertainment Chief Respond To Tracy Morgan's Anti-Gay Rant”



  1. 1

    kettle meet pot, pot meet kettle



  2. 2

    Tina Fey is a smart woman, do not know why she would associate herself with this ignorant homophobe Tracy….With violence, discrimination and verbal abuse towards gays, this idiots "I am sorry" is meaningless….He got caught and NOW he is sorry….too little too late….Until we understand and have tolerance, idiots like this will always have to spew their hate….He should know better, however just shows he is a hateful, bitter idiot….get lost.



  3. 3

    Can a comedian be a damn comedian, please? I don’t care if you’re black, white, Hispanic, gay, straight, Asian or whatever. Get over yourself! Lighten up! You are not above being made fun of! Imagine where comedy would be today if comedians like Richard Pryor and George Carlin had to censor themselves. It would totally suck. Just like this Tracy Morgan hoopla. Its ridiculous!



  4. 4

    Re: mistique

    Of course they can. However, did we do this for Michael Richards? Of course not. So too bad, if it is good enough for Michael Richards, than it is good enough for some punk who thinks violence against his child is funny.



  5. 5

    it doesn't fucking matter. It doesn't change u have a homophobic costar. We are no buying the apology, so FIRE his fucking ass.

    NOT WATCHING THE SHOW UNTIL HE IS GONE. Once an asshole, always an asshole. he just wants money in his pocket. TOO FUCKING BaD!!! we don't give a fuck.

    GET OF THAT SHOW.



  6. 6

    NBC is so hypocritical, and so is Tina Fey.
    Morgan dropped the n-word in his routine, too. Why has there been no apology for THAT??



  7. 7

    is it so simple? he acts like the scum of the earth, apologizes and it's allright? ridiculous! and they'll pay Perez Hilton to start saying nice stuff about him in here…



  8. 8

    He should be fired! People must consider the consequences of their actions before opening their large mouths. He was big, bad, and bold in his comment…even saying that he didn't care about the repercussions. NOW he's extremely sorry and everyone's hoping that this wasn't really him talking, and it's comedy, and stabbing his son in his head for being a homo, and blah. Upsetting!



  9. 9

    I always thought Tracy was gay or bi.



  10. 10

    That's so odd. I always thought Tracy was gay or bi.



  11. 11

    I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER MOVIE/SHOW OR BUY A PRODUCT THAT HE IS ASSOCIATED WITH EVER AGAIN!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  12. 12

    Tina's plastic surgery did not go well….Hopefully she can get it reversed!!!



  13. 13

    its the last season of 30 rock anyway, but i don't think he should be fired, and i'm against what he said.
    notice how tina can make a joke in there that kind of supports him too. that 's the difference between her & morgan. she is funny and he really isn't except for the lines written for him.



  14. 14

    I wonder if they are are aware that gays are a minority. They probably don't care too much for gays themselves. Obviously just a PR ploy. That said, someone needs to inform him that gays are a small minority and that they have no power at all.



  15. 15

    Re: NookiesWA – thats the exact type of thinking that is entirely backwards and ignorant. because a racial minority (hence the name) or group "is small" and "have no power at all" does that mean they don't deserve the same rights as a majority. you're living in the past.



  16. 16

    "…we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind ."

    " I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing …"

    Woah, back off on the spin NBC. What you are saying is YES this behavior WILL be tolerated and that you DO condone hate and violence so long as as press agent releases a printed apology! Put the homophobe that threatened to kill his child if he was gay in front of a camera and THEN make him apologize. A piece of paper written by someone else is not gonna cut it.

    I'm still not sure which is more sickening - the hate rant Tracy Morgan launched in to; his threatening to kill his own child if he was gay; the fact that NBC is letting him get away with it or the shirtless pictures of Tracy Morgan posing like Janet Jackson showing off all the stretch marks on his tubby little boy belly.



  17. 17

    Tracy has the right to say anything he wants. These are the same rights that keep every gay from getting butchered in the streets. I thought that bit was hysterical and you noticed he didn't get booed off the stage. He entertained the people who paid to see his style of comedy.You don't see middle class white america bitching about some dumb ass comments. You political correct retards need to worry about the 14 year old negro kids with guns not the pole smokers. SHUT THE FUCK UP,NEXT



  18. 18

    my problem with his apology is what he said about gays getting in in the ass then they could take a joke , meaning he believes in the shiz so his apology is for shiz



  19. 19

    Re: NookiesWA – You right we shouldn't care about these minorities (Gays Blacks, Hispanics, Orientals, jews) the don't have any power at all, white power!!!



  20. 20

    First Amendment! None of those people were forced to buy tickets to his show, and they were not forced to stay during the rant. If he wants to voice his opinion, let him.



  21. 21

    Tracy Morgan has three boys, this is what he said last Friday to a packed TN audience…“ If my son told me he was gay (high pitched voice), I would take a knife and stab him in the chest” EVERYONE (Tina Fey-NBC-Comedians-Athletes….etc) needs to read and take action against the vicious hate that Mr. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock- SNL) said in his (rally for violence against the LGBT community- FOX can take a day off) questionable comedy act on June 3, 2011…..NO NO NO apology accepted….20 yrs in entertainment working side by side with many gay parents and people with gay children and potraying us in offensive skits on SNL….. NO surprise you would sperminate your flock of uneducated bible belt bullies in TN of all places ( Where two bills recently passed 1) you can be fired from your job for being gay 2) you cant use the word gay in schools….look it up) I can take a joke- Im ALL for free speech- not hate speech…..Now it’s time for the gay community and supporters of equal rights for ALL to raise your voices and be heard….. YOU DIDN’T CHOOSE TO BE GAY—-



  22. 22

    -THEY DIDN’T CHOOSE TO BE STRAIGHT—– WE WERE ALL BORN THIS WAY——NO MORE STUPID F@@KING QUESTIONS OR BIGOTED STATEMENTS—- IGNORANT BIGOTS NEED TO SHUT THE F@@K UP AND SIT THE F@@K DOWN—– IT’S OUR TURN TO SPEAK UP—-STOP USING GOD TO DEFEND HATE SPEECH AND PURE IGNORANCE FROM GENERATIONS OF INBREEDING AND LIES SPEWED BY GROUPS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS (false prophets of god)……HOW MANY GAY CHILDREN DOES GOD HAVE TO MAKE BEFORE YOU REALIZE HE WANTS THEM AROUND??????????????



  23. 23

    Tina Fey your half as@ed apology sucked… Tina fey says “ Tracy is to sleepy to cause anyone harm” What does that mean Tina? Mr. Morgan is FINISHED in my book. Don’t go down with the ship Tina. You hired Tracy knowing that his stand up is very homophobic. Now pay the price. This is the core of Tracy’s beliefs…..Believe what you want Tracy…. Say what you want Tracy….. Now pay the f@@king price you piece of sh@t….You would think growing up being black you might be a more thoughtful person when it comes to the LGBT issues and working with them for over 20 Years…. WRONG……TIME TO HOLD OUR POLITICIANS AND CELEBRITIES ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE THINGS THEY SAY OR DON’T SAY IN REGARDS TO LGBT ISSUES FROM NOW ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  24. 24

    who cares what Tina Fey says or think ? Tina Fey I can See your an ass from my airplane window !!