Tracy Morgan is hilarious. His appearances on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Martin are legendary. Those who have seen the comedian perform live are well aware of how it is able to command a crowd. However, lately, some of his jokes have gone too far.
Last week Morgan performed in Nashville, wowing crowd with his tell-it-like-it-is routine. But things got tense when Morgan apparently went on a tirade about gays and lesbians.
According to Kevin Rogers, an audience member, Morgan bashed homosexuals saying that “God don’t make no mistakes” and being born gay is “bullshit.”
Kevin Rogers recounts:
“What I can’t take is when Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that “Born this Way” is bullshit, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because “God don’t make no mistakes” (referring to God not making someone gay cause that would be a mistake). He said that there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman, that’s just a woman pretending because she hates a fucking man. “
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 fuckers 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. He mentioned that Barack Obama needed to man up and quit being all down with this just because he has a wife and two daughters. All of this being followed by thunderous cheer and “You go Tracys”. Tracy then said he didn’t fucking care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a fucking dick up their ass… they can take a fucking joke.
While comedy is a medium many use to push the envelope, Morgan’s homophobic rants just aren’t funny.
What do you think of Tracy Morgan’s comments? Do comedians get a pass to talk about anything they want, however they want? Sound off!
Tracy Morgan issued an apology for his homophobic rant, saying:
“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,” Morgan said in a statement. “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.”