Well, that was fast: Almost two weeks after the last manufactured controversy over Tracy Morgan saying something stupid and everyone getting offended because comedy is SERIOUS BUSINESS, we’re back again for the exact same thing! Only this time we have to be outraged because Tracy Morgan made a joke about people with intellectual handicaps.
Tracy warned his audience at a performance in New York City this weekend, “Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids.” The audience groaned, but Tracy didn’t stop: “Them young retarded males is strong. They’re strong like chimps.” But more was yet to come. Tracy reminisced about a girl he once dated, describing her as “a cripple” with a prosthetic arm, a mechanical larynx and a portable dialysis machine. SOURCE
Look, I get it: It wasn’t in very good taste, and it was mocking a group that really doesn’t have much of a media voice to respond. That being said, THIS IS TRACY MORGAN. Have we learned nothing from the last time this happened two weeks ago? He’s a fucking drug addict who says stupid shit even he doesn’t believe in in order to make people laugh. I’m not saying people don’t have a right to be offended (personally, even I was a bit offended) but he’s also a comedian who routinely wanders around cracked out of his mind. Why would you take someone like that seriously?