All right, now that a celebrity (played by Tracy Morgan) said something that offended an entire group of people (gays!) using violent, ignorant jokes, it’s time for celebrities to giving their own two cents on the matter. Here’s the general rundown:
30 Rock actor Cheyenne Jackson, who works with Tracy and is gay:
“I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant,” he said. “The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today’s LGBTQ youth. I’ve known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behavior is not at the core of who he is. I’m incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere.”
“Tracy morgan is a tad off we all know that so when tracy says something i usually don’t take it anymore serious than i would a statement from gary busey or flavor flav,” he wrote. “when i first heard the statement i thought it was offensive but it also reminded me of my father saying ill kill you if you ever bring home a white girl but after reading everything tracy said . wow i get it that s*it wasn’t called for and i don’t support it at all. now can i please go to the tony awards without getting my *ss kicked.”
Hey, just back from family road trip. Ok, Tracy Morgan. Good thing I was busy because it would have been ugly, name calling. Had time to think. Tracy is just a dumb comic. I fault the TN lawmakers. They’ve created an anti-gay environment. Don’t believe Tracy would be so ignorant in LA, because we have a mayor, a city council,and police chief who believes we are all equal. I do believe in free speech, but for a youth in TN or any other numerous place, Tracy just yelled, “Fire,” in a crowded theater. Ok, piss’d reading, “I don’t want 2 live n a world where Tracy can’t say…” I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country. SOURCE
Here’s the deal: We live in a country can Tracy Morgan can go up onstage and joke about whatever he wants to. The argument I’m trying to make isn’t that he can’t say things that offend me. He can say whatever he wants, but we have the right to call him out for being stupid or hateful. Both sides of the debate have to play by the same rules; the price for being able to say whatever you want is that eventually you’re going to have to hear and see a couple things that you might not like. It’s tough, but then again, so’s a lot of other shit. If it’s any consolation, 30 Rock is probably on its last year anyway (awwwww … I’m actually sad about that) and as soon as that’s done, Tracy’s back to slumming it in obscurity where he belongs.