Tracy Morgan took time from his busy schedule of fascinating zoo-goers from his alcove at the Great Apes exhibit to go on an anti-gay rant. It’s nice to know that he’s not limited by only flinging physical poo, isn’t it? Says Digital Spy,
Tracy Morgan has reportedly gone off on a homophobic rant during a live show in Nashville, TN.
The comedian is alleged to have made a number of anti-gay comments during a gig at the Ryman Auditorium last Friday.
Ex-fan Kevin Rogers wrote a post on Facebook on Saturday titled “WHY I NO LONGER ‘LIKE’ Tracy Morgan – A MUST READ”.
“I figured at some point the gay jokes would fly and I’m well prepared for a good ribbing of straight gay humor. I have very thick skin when it comes to humor; I can dish and I can take,” Rogers said.
“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 ‘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’.”
The post continued: “He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming, and that bullied kids should just bust some ass 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 (one word I refuse to use) to death.
“Tracy then said he didn’t f**king care if he p*ssed off some gays, because if they can take a f**king d*ck up their ass… they can take a f**king joke.”
The venue responded in a statement: “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.”
I’m less offended about what some bitter SNL has-been says about gays than by some of the god-awful movies he’s been in. There’s really no forgiveness for me having to sit through G-Force with a theater full of kids. 88 minutes with a bunch of crying, whining rugrats is enough to make a girl want to rip out her ovaries. Tracy Morgan, you are dead to me, sir! Dead!
*UPDATE* Tracy Morgan’s mommy (aka his publicist) made him apologize. Digital Spy quotes the actor as saying,
“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.
“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay and 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.”
This apology is naturally as sincere as when my mom made me apologize for smashing a mud pie into that really annoying neighbor kid’s face who I let ride my tricycle, and the little fucker pissed on the seat. Yeah, he’s really sorry.
Here’s something we can all agree on: a great rack! Christina Hendricks at Johnnie Walker Father’s Day Gifting Event: