Friday, June 10, 2011

Tracy Morgan Spews Anti-Gay and Homophobic Slurs During Stand-up Show – Fans Walk Out

Some of us know comedian Tracy Morgan from his days on Saturday Night Live.

But most know him from his role as Tracy Jordan on NBC’s comedy “30 Rock” created by Tina Fey.

But there are a growing number of people getting to know Morgan for his stand-up comedy shows and homophobic anti-gay rants.

And last night he may have gone too far.

While performing at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last night, Morgan went on a homophobic anti-gay rant that sent people heading for the exits.

While some off-color jokes are to be expected during a live stand-up show, we think some of the things Morgan said went a little too far.

Here are a few examples of Tracy’s comments:

“Being gay is a choice because God don't make no mistakes”

"There is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman"

"Gays need to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying"

"Gay is something that kids learn from the media and TV programming"

Morgan went on to say that if his son ever told him he was gay or being bullied that -

“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**** to death"

And he continued even as audience members booed and walked out saying he didn’t care if he pissed of gay people -

“Because if they can take a f***ing dick up their a** they can take a f***ing joke."

He also said that President Obama should “man up” and stop standing up for gay and lesbian teenagers.

There was more - but you get the idea.

Sounds more like hate speech then comedy to me.

Neither Morgan or anybody on his staff have been willing to comment, but the folks at Ryman felt it necessary to clear the air saying,

“The Ryman Auditorium regrets that people were offended by statements made by Tracy Morgan during his June 3 appearance.  The Ryman does not control the content presented by people appearing on its stage, nor does it endorse any of the views of, or statements made by, such persons.”

The sad news is this is not the first time Morgan has upset his audience during his stand-up act.

In 2009, people walked out of his show at Carnegie Hall after the same type of anti-gay comments, and insults against the President and first family saying,

“Obama is really changing the White House because he and Michelle will have the first presidential sex tape out.”

What a different world it is for Morgan outside of his television show.

And we never really “got” Morgan’s role on “30 Rock”.

Think about it, you never really see him do anything for the fake “TGS” show other than screw things up and make life difficult for everybody around him.

Yet, the entire TGS staff seems to fall over each other to try and please him and keep him on a show we never get to see in the first place. Strange indeed.

And the jokes and comments he makes are almost those of a child.

It’s the same thing in real life on the talk show circuit.

Ever seen him on Leno or the Daily Show?

His jokes just aren’t funny and his comments are so “out there” it seems like he is some eighteen year old high school drop out with no education at all.

Good luck Tracy, but don’t confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your “funny”.

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