Gay Rights Organizations Demand Apology, Retraction from Tracy Morgan

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Tracy Morgan may be encouraged to say outrageous things on 30 Rock, but the actor's real-life rant in Nashville last week has landed him in trouble with multiple gay rights groups.

A week after the comedian took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium and went off on homosexuals - saying he'd stab his son if he turned out to be gay, among other scathing remarks - the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Human Rights Campaign have both issued statements.

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In the first, the President of GLADD writes: "We call on him to remove these violently anti-gay remarks from his show and send a strong message that anti-gay violence is not something to joke about."

Echoes the Human Rights Campaign: "Hateful remarks that mock youth suicides and the very real emotional and sometimes physical bullying LGBT kids face on a daily basis have no place in a comedy routine.

"If these allegations are true, Tracy Morgan must immediately accept responsibility and apologize.”

Do you think Morgan crossed a line with this routine?

 

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What's with the extra sensitivity for gays? Honestly?...*gunshots* 'Handicap niggas get it too!' No one complained about that from a blackmans mouth. Did you miss 'comedy routine'--> why gay people expect extra care and sensitivity, talk equality? Then get mocked like everyone else.... Hard up... Sh!eet everybody gets it!

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Idiot. To even say something like"believe in homosexuality," demonstrates your ignorance. That's like "believing in people with blond hair" or, for that matter, "believing in people with black/brown skin." When are you idiots going to realize that homosexuality is not a behavior, it is a sexual orientation. To compare it to a moron spewing hate speech such as "sticking a knife in gay people" is utterly absurd. The mental acrobatics you homophobes have to go through to justify your bigotry is simply amazing.

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"This jig should be tarred and feathered." Really....and this is different from what he did...how? Some of what he said was wrong....some wasn't. Boycott him? Should people boycott Gay establishments because they don't believe in homosexuality? You can't have it just one way.

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This jig should be tarred and feathered.

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He is a disgrace and as a member of a historically oppressed group that has suffered violence as a result of "jokes" such as these, HE SHOULD KNOW BETTER. An apology is not required. It would be meaningless and disingeniuous. He should be condemned by every group that has ever suffered prejudice. Boycott any show he is a part of. That is the appropriate response. He should also be chastised publicly by all of his "liberal" colleagues at 30 Rock.