Tina Fey on Tracy Morgan: Not Hateful

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There's no defending Tracy Morgan's recent homophobic rant, in which he referred to gays who commit suicide as "pussies" and said he'd stab his son if he were to come out of the closet.

Tina Fey, who works with Morgan on 30 Rock and has known him for years, isn't trying to. She said the "violent imagery" of the diatribe was "disturbing" to her and Morgan clearly "went too far."

But the actress also stood up for her co-star in general, telling TMZ yesterday that Morgan isn't a bad person.

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Morgan's hate-filled speech "doesn't line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person," said Fey.

She added, referring to Morgan's follow-up statement: "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."

Do you accept the actor's words of contrition?

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Tracy Morgan maker fun of himself and enjoys making fun of himself IF he can get someone to laugh.I expect this gay comment he made was taken out of context and yet he rolled with the punches by apologizing for the misunderstanding."Archie Bunker" was created to teach people how stupid racism and bigotry are.Why is it that when a black person shows a smidgin of that behavior as a comedian, he is publicly trampled on.Get real.Laughing is what makes life have color.


If I were blind and I found out my adopted son was black, I'd stab him to death.


You're a liar and a hypocrite. Nice try, though.


and yes I'm black since that seems to be an issue wit u ppl.


why all of a sudden its a black/white thing? He said he'll stab his SON. Hmmm....if u say ignorant stuff, u say ignorant stuff. Doesn't matter ur race. He said something ignorant. END OF STORY. Ppl dnt make it about race. That shows YOUR ignorance. SMH


i agree with David Scott Mattson. why is it blacks always get a pass? OJ kills 2 people and gets a pass. the black girl at duke almost ruined 3 college kids lives when she lied about rape. enough! black people who misbehave must receive the same punishment. no more double standard! i agree that tracy morgan must be fired to send a mesage.


FIRE TRACY MORGAN! How can we allow this black guy to say such horrific and violent things about the gay community and not expect him to suffer the consequences? If he was white and said similar negative things about blacks, his career would be over. FIRE HIM! Send a message that blacks needs to think before they open their mouths and spit such foul language!


Leo, I don't think being gay is a "personal choice"? I'd rather say it's cruel to attack people over something they can't change about themselves. I agree with Chely & Cry Babies in that you have to be able to take a joke even if you belong to a minority group. But seriously, I don't see how his comments were FUNNY. What was the joke?


Tracy Morgan is Not always funny even though he thinks that he is. I decline to express my thoughts on his latest blunder, but I will say that Tracy Morgan has a lot to be thankful for. Just 6 months ago he received a (successful) kidney transplant. We all know that the list is long and the possess is lengthy to be considered qualified for a transplant, but yet Tracy Morgan was able to receive a transplant within a short period of time. When he was released out of the hospital,his job at 30 Rock was waiting for him. Considering the fact that Tracy has found out that he is a diabetic and will continue to have health problems, it seems that he would take it upon himself to help and bless others through his comedy instead of using his comedy to bash others who already feel ridiculed because of their personal choices. PEACE!!


If the joke was funny i sure would. If it wasnt funny i wouldnt laugh and i would keep it moving. Nice try though

Tina Fey Biography

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Tina Fey is a funny, funny lady. She is known best for three things: Hilarious 30 Rock quotes Being the head writer of Saturday Night... More »
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Full Name
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey