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Tracy Morgan apologizes for anti-gay comedy rant

There are 117 comments on the WKYC story from Jun 12, 2011, titled Tracy Morgan apologizes for anti-gay comedy rant. In it, WKYC reports that:

Tracy Morgan said Friday that he was sorry for telling an audience in Nashville, Tenn., that if his son were gay, he would "pull out a knife and stab" him.

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Since: Feb 09

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#1 Jun 12, 2011
oh please, hes a comedian. thats what they do, insult and make fun of others.
whether hes saying what he truly feels..
well good for him! hes found a way to let it loose and get paid for it too.
lol
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#2 Jun 12, 2011
Pretty Feet wrote:
oh please, hes a comedian. thats what they do, insult and make fun of others.
whether hes saying what he truly feels..
well good for him! hes found a way to let it loose and get paid for it too.
lol
Gotta agree w/you.
Sometimes the humor goes out of bounds (and an apology becomes appropriate), but comics like Morgan, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, and Chris Rock mostly push the envelope effectively.

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

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#3 Jun 12, 2011
Did Bill Cosby bash gays? Or for that matter did he even need to be dirty to get laughs? How'bout Sinbad?

We are surrounded by a bunch of fools, like this Tracy Morgan, Michael Richards, Bill Clinton and now Congressman Weiner. They think they can be "what were you thinking?" stupid, and all they have to do is apologise and all will be forgiven.

What entertainers do is not that important, but those who work for us in government need to be held to a higher standard than the dirty-ol'-man next-door.

An apology is no substitute for a bad character.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#4 Jun 12, 2011
If he son was gay, chances are, he'd be getting "stabbed" regularly, and any bashing would be redundant.

Since: Aug 09

Parksley, VA

#5 Jun 12, 2011
Pretty Feet wrote:
oh please, hes a comedian. thats what they do, insult and make fun of others.
whether hes saying what he truly feels..
well good for him! hes found a way to let it loose and get paid for it too.
lol
Can you explain the humorous twist in, "If my son were gay I'd stab him"?

What was funny was Tina Fey's threat laced reply to Tracy Morgan after he apologized. She said he's far too "sleepy and self involved" to be a threat to anyone - completely dismissive of him - and that he better hope that all his co workers at NBC consider his apology to be sincere.

I personally hope all his co workers twist the knife in him. That they really let it loose on him at work while getting paid for it, too. "lol"

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#6 Jun 12, 2011
Yes, what Tracy said was offensive and homophobic, but was it even a bit funny?? Nope.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#8 Jun 12, 2011
OZZY wrote:
These disgusting perverts don`t just want equal rights and laws, they want SPECIAL rights and laws. I, for one, am tired of having this filth forced on me. I reserve the right to MY opinion, and that of the MAJORITY of people not to have this deviated group of butt=hole freaks dictate what I can say and not say. Q- What do you call a queer in a wheelchair? A- Roll aids! There`s your sign. Don`t like it? Tough. I have as much right to my opinion as you, more, really. MAJORITY RULES! Sucks to be you. Literaly sucks.
How is it like being an Out and Proud Homophobe?
basher

Huntington Beach, CA

#15 Jun 12, 2011
OZZY wrote:
These disgusting perverts don`t just want equal rights and laws, they want SPECIAL rights and laws. I, for one, am tired of having this filth forced on me. I reserve the right to MY opinion, and that of the MAJORITY of people not to have this deviated group of butt=hole freaks dictate what I can say and not say. Q- What do you call a queer in a wheelchair? A- Roll aids! There`s your sign. Don`t like it? Tough. I have as much right to my opinion as you, more, really. MAJORITY RULES! Sucks to be you. Literaly sucks.
I think a big..big sword would work better in the hands of Tracy, and why stop at just one fa...er person?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#16 Jun 12, 2011
Marichu wrote:
Yes, what Tracy said was offensive and homophobic, but was it even a bit funny?? Nope.
Tracy Morgan is neither clever nor funny. He's just a boorish loudmouth.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#18 Jun 12, 2011
Pretty Feet wrote:
oh please, hes a comedian. thats what they do, insult and make fun of others.
whether hes saying what he truly feels..
well good for him! hes found a way to let it loose and get paid for it too.
lol
Anybody who can only make a living by getting laughs at other expense,is a good for nothing no talent.Maybe ecveryone here should start making fun of you.
End The Hate

West Covina, CA

#20 Jun 12, 2011
Tracy KNEW that what he said and how he said it was NOT OK. People in the audience knew it also so they left his show. He hurt himself in the wallet so what? Who cares? Just another bigot to me...yawn...Who the heck is Tracy Morgan anyway? Never heard of him before now. Have a great day Ozzie and all other haters. Yes you are welcome to your opinion and before you remind me for the 20th time, so am I:)

“S & L only not so funny”

Since: Jun 11

Lakeside

#22 Jun 12, 2011
He's a comedian ranting. Yes it's kinda funny only if you read eveything he said not just a "quote" of what he said.

Gays should NOT get any special treatment, no GLBT days, no parades. Seriously - a parade based on who you had in your bed last night?

What gives alot of gays a bad vibe are ALL the ones who act like the most ridiculous girl you could ever meet. Gay men like men, right.
End The Hate

West Covina, CA

#24 Jun 12, 2011
OZZY wrote:
<quoted text> THERE`S your sign. I don`t hate anyone, but will call`em as I sees `em. I agree, Tracy was out of line. Equal is as equal does, and you are certainly equal to me. But not MORE than, get me? That`s all Im saying. Humor has it`s place, but the ability to see things for what they are is couched in the meaning. Laugh at yourself, and I will laugh along. I expect the same consideration from you.
What sign? Yes he was out of line...thanks for your post:)
End The Hate

West Covina, CA

#25 Jun 12, 2011
Wapgirl1 wrote:
He's a comedian ranting. Yes it's kinda funny only if you read eveything he said not just a "quote" of what he said.
Gays should NOT get any special treatment, no GLBT days, no parades. Seriously - a parade based on who you had in your bed last night?
What gives alot of gays a bad vibe are ALL the ones who act like the most ridiculous girl you could ever meet. Gay men like men, right.
Special treatment? You mean like being able to walk down the street w/out getting beat up or killed? Or how about not paying school taxes because they don't have children in the system? Or maybe special treatment because they can't get married and enjoy lower taxes and medical coverage etc, etc? Seriously, you will deny them all the rights of straight people based on who they slept with last night? Pleaaaseeee...WHO cares if "they" have a parade? Don't go to it. I won't miss one minute of sleep over whether Gays or Irish or anyone else has a parade...I probably won't attend because I don't like crowds but that's just me. Your opinon is yours and mine is mine...thanks.

Since: Feb 09

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#26 Jun 12, 2011
SLIF wrote:
<quoted text>Anybody who can only make a living by getting laughs at other expense,is a good for nothing no talent.Maybe ecveryone here should start making fun of you.
oh my, i might cry.

get a life.
comedy is ALL about making fun of someone or something. Big freaking deal..

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#28 Jun 12, 2011
OZZY wrote:
Q- How can you tell if purple gurl has been cheating on you? A- Her dick tastes like shite! I hope you don`t like it. Sucks to be YOU, huh? TOUGH! You`ll get used to it!
I never had one, so there.
NuTsAc

Winnipeg, Canada

#29 Jun 12, 2011
He'll pay for his homophobic outburst just as did Michael Richards (aka Kramer) at his now infamous November 17, 2006 Laugh Factory incident.

Just because they're comedians doesn't give them the right, constitutional or other, to make derogatory remarks.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#30 Jun 12, 2011
OZZY wrote:
These disgusting perverts don`t just want equal rights and laws, they want SPECIAL rights and laws.
Name ONE.
What? You can't come up with a single one?
Ewe are just repeating what ewe herd?
OZZY wrote:
I, for one, am tired of having this filth forced on me. I reserve the right to MY opinion, and that of the MAJORITY of people not to have this deviated group of butt=hole freaks dictate what I can say and not say.
Most people into anal sex are straight.
Ask your mom if she ever gave your dad a "backstage pass".
Or any other man...
Many other men?

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#31 Jun 12, 2011
He should talk... a guy with a name like "Tracy??"

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#32 Jun 12, 2011
NuTsAc wrote:
He'll pay for his homophobic outburst just as did Michael Richards (aka Kramer) at his now infamous November 17, 2006 Laugh Factory incident.
Just because they're comedians doesn't give them the right, constitutional or other, to make derogatory remarks.
It is not "derogatory" unless directed at individuals. Groups are not people, but social constructs, mere ideas. People should all act as individuals and not degrade themselves by relegating their identity to groups.

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