Hollywood to Tracy Morgan: ‘Stick to Sexist Jokes About Women Giving Head’

The Superficial / June 13, 2011

“Okay, but first, I’m gonna stab this little motherfucker for wearing nail polish to a Knicks game. You in my house, Adam Lambert!”

Friday morning, news broke that Tracy Morgan made some violent, homophobic comments during his stand-up act that become an instant scandal because apparently we’re considering comedy clubs churches now and treating everything at face value. (In related news, the National Fruit Administration has called for an end to Gallagher’s 30+ year Holocaust and demand he face a military tribunal.) Since Tracy’s comments were reported in the news vacuum known as Friday, it was only a matter of time until Hollywood weighed in because, again, jokes are serious business:

Tina Fey:
“The violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community. It also 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. I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers 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.” [TMZ]

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt:
“Tracy’s comments reflect negatively on both ’30 Rock’ and NBC – two very all-inclusive and diverse organizations – and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.” [TMZ]

Alec Baldwin:
“Oh that Tracy.” [Twitter]

Cheyenne Jackson:
“I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant. 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.” [E! News]

Chris Rock on Saturday:
“I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate shit” [Twitter]

Chris Rock on Sunday:
“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 .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 shit wasn’t called for and i don’t support it at all. now can i please go to the tony awards without getting my ass kicked .” [Twitter]

Granted, Tracy Morgan probably did get “lost in the moment” and “started talking ‘real’ shit from the heart,” according to black friend to the site Scott Martin Brooks who heard similar remarks growing up, but I’m going to go a different route and suggest that Tracy Morgan is clinically retarded and understands maybe five or six words that come out of his own mouth. Seriously, look at these photos and try to tell me he’s not plus or minus a chromosome, and that he’s still not funnier Dane Cook. It’s impossible.

Photos: Splash News