T.I. Calls Gays Complaining About Tracy Morgan Jokes "Un-American"

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Remember Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant earlier this year? No?

Well T.I. does, and he thinks it was hilarious! The rapper brought the scandal back to life when he told Vibe that Morgan's anti-gay jokes were the funniest of all time.

The comments have Morgan toeing a fine line between staying under the radar and distancing himself from T.I., who's reveled in "the funniest jokes I ever heard."

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T.I. then ignited even more controversy. Not only does he find the anti-gay humor funny, he suggested that the backlash against Morgan's stand-up is un-American.

"They're like, 'If you have an opinion against us, we're gonna shut you down,'" T.I. told Vibe. "That's not American. If you're gay you should have the right to be gay in peace."

"If you're against it, you should also have the right to be against it in peace."

The rapper, who was recently freed from jail, later walked that last part back somewhat, saying that gays are not anti-American, but the actions of a select few are.

“I believe you have the right to do whatever you want to do as long as you're not hurting anyone. I was quoted correctly, but I was taken out of context,” he said.

He says the U.S.A. is an "institution built around allowing us to speak peacefully and respectfully in opposition of any point or any topic that comes up,” T.I. added.

He went on to add that he's not even against same-sex marriage, and that members of the African-American community acts in the same, oversensitive way as well.

Fair enough, but is what Morgan said, which was borderline hateful, really peaceful or respectful? And would T.I. react the same way to N-word-laden rants? Just curious.

Thoughts on T.I.'s comments?

 

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I agree with T.I. on the subject of the matter. To each it's own. Everyone has the right to love something, or not love it. Freedom to say what they wanna say, express themselves the way that they would, I freaking love Ellen DeGeneres, I may not completely agree with what she choose as her lifestyle, but it's not for me to like, it's what each individual like that matters. The key to this thing is getting back to loving people, LOve is what we need to be doing, not worrying about who they do it with. WDGS "What Did God Say?" I don't care bout all that other wordly stuff, when it all gets down to the wire,that's what matters. Girls with Girls, Boys with Boys, we can't judge God loves us all. We will let him have the final say so on that thing, It's far bigger than we are. Think about that! Those jokes are funny as sheez! lol

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What about Michael Richards when he said N****r? I'm sure TI doesn't think that's so cool. TI needs to check himself.

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Somebody quote tracey morgan and make me laugh again hahaha jokes is jokes! the day gays can laugh at stuff like that is the day of true equality... Wrap your brain around that if u can complainers. Seriously it's just stupid sh!t for a laugh that's all!
Eat cement and harden up! Or even better laugh at the cheek of it and see the funny side, give your fellow man the benefit of the doubt. Surely we have come far enough to recognise mindless cheek when we hear it. It's the same as your mama jokes, your so fat jokes, black jokes, religious jokes, ethnic jokes put gay jokes on the shelf with the rest. If you want true equality then be relax stop being paranoid.

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I believe whatever you choose to do or whatever you choose to be is your choice and if you made your decision you were proud at that time so stand up and represent you and yoy should know that no matter what anyone has to say,whether its a joke, you were proud then stay proud and let their freedom of speech be heard. If you allow words to bother you you maynot be so sure of who you are anymore. Smile and keep doing you.

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I believe whatever you choose to do or whatever you choose to be is your choice and if you if you made your decision you were proud at that time so stand up and represent you and yoy should know that no matter what anyone has to say,whether its a joke, you were proud then stay proud and let their freedom of speech be heard. If you allow words to bother you you maynot be so sure of who you are anymore. Smile and keep doing you.

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T I is allowed to speak his mind as others are allowed to speak theirs and if that include saying the joke was the funniest he ever had so be it.
One thing i know about America -is freedom of speach.don't deny him that!

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You have freedom of speech that doesn't mean we have to like what you are going to say idiot. I am sure T.I would no like it if I went on a racist rant against black people.