And they make Tina Fey look as though she went easy on him!
Tracy Morgan's 30 Rock co-star, Cheyenne Jackson, and his Rio co-star, Wanda Sykes, have lashed out out at the actor's HOrrific, unacceptable comments against the LGBT community during a stand-up set in Nashville earlier in the month, and as homosexuals themselves, they are understandably not too pleased with his shocking displays of ignorance and hatred!
Jackson says in a statement:
"I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant. The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today's LGBTQ youth. I've known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behavior is not at the core of who he is. I'm incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere."
Meanwhile, Sykes took to her Twitter to discuss the situation, and writes:
Hey, just back from family road trip. Ok, Tracy Morgan. Good thing I was busy because it would have been ugly, name calling. Pt. 1
Had time to think. Tracy is just a dumb comic. I fault the TN lawmakers. They've created an anti-gay environment. Pt2
Don't believe Tracy would be so ignorant in LA, because we have a mayor, a city council,and police chief who believes we are all equal. Pt3
I do believe in free speech, but for a youth in TN or any other numerous place, Tracy just yelled, "Fire," in a crowded theater.
Ok, piss'd reading, "I don't want 2 live n a world where Tracy can't say…" I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country.
Tracy has the right to say whatever he wants to say, just like we have the right to say, not acceptable. WE as a country. We used to picnic to watch public hangings, but WE figured out, that was some sick shit. No, society does effect the comedy stage, that's why you don't see anymore white comics in blackface. And it's up to us if we laugh or walk out. This isn't about comedy. What Tracy said is dangerous. We r just trying to protect our kids. Peace and love!
Personally, we think the only person that is responsible for Tracy Morgan's behavior is Tracy Morgan, and we sincerely hope that he's taken all of these comments into consideration LONG and HARD.
We're so glad so many are speaking up and are not TOLERATING this!
Wanda is right, this is NOT about comedy - it's DANGEROUS, and WRONG, and nobody should have to be subjected to that kind of hatred!
What do U think?? Do U agree with Cheyenne and/or Wanda??
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