Friday, June 10th, 2011

Tracy Morgan Loses His Damn Mind, Launches Into Homophobic Rant

Oh jeebus. Is this the flip side of being being an unpredictable public personality; it's all fun and getting-topless-on-local-news-shows until someone's filthy hate speech starts to show? Reportedly Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant came during a performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium last week. Videogum posted audience member Kevin Rogers' Facebook description of Morgan's mind-losingness. According to Rogers, the 30 Rock star announced that "gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying. He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming," as well allegedly that lesbianism in general is a reaction to loser ex-boyfriends. Later in the rant, Morgan "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," which we're sure Tracy's children think is the funniest part of his act. Jokes, ladies and gentleman. We all get jokes.

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  • Jason Farr@facebook

    This was definitely over the line and wrong. It's another time where Tracy Morgan was going out there for a joke and went over the line of what is appropriate or even funny. We all know how weird his stand-up is. On a good night it can go right, on a bad night it can go horribly, horribly off like this did. I'm glad he apologized.

  • http://twitter.com/joshung Joshua Ungerleider

    Regarding just his remarks on bullying, I think those feelings are a bit generational or cultural. I'm not that old, but growing up, while bullies weren't necessarily being excused, there was general attitude for the bullying victim to "toughen up." Being bullied wasn't looked at the same way. It was more of a "it could be worse" attitude than a "it get's better" attitude.

    I'm not excusing his comments, however.

    • Jason Farr@facebook

      @Joshua Ungerleider That's a good perspective to mention. And you're right, it's not that it excuses his comments, but it does give perspective. Calling what is happening to gay kids "bullying" kinda diminishes the severity of what is happening to them. I don't think that is the word society should've used to describe what is happening to gay teens.