Recently, Tracy Morgan had a stand-up show in Nashville where he launched into a homophobic rant saying, “the gays needed to quit being p*ssies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.” Morgan also said that if his son was ever gay “he would pull out a knife and stab that little n***** to death.”
The SNL alum has since apologized for his remarks 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.”
Fey said, “I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.”
Ironically, Morgan was in an SNL sketch about Homocil, a drug that parents can take to deal with the anxiety of having gay children many years back.
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