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

June 13th, 2011 // 53 Comments

“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

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  1. GeorgeWBush

    Yawn….another week…..

  2. Tracy Morgan
    mikenotyson
    Commented on this photo:

    Techno monkey.

  3. Rancid

    Once certain subjects become “off limits” to comedy, then there’s no fucking point in doing comedy. The only question should be – was he more funny than offensive? If not, then he needs to work on his act.

    • American Bandersnatch

      I agree
      - Michael Richards

    • Chupacabra

      You see, Louis C.K. does a rape joke that’s actually pretty fucking funny. But it’s a RAPE joke. You know? It’s all about delivery.

    • See Alice

      AGREED !

    • TheAdmiral

      This is kinda the point. If it had been funny, at least I could’ve said “Well, at least it’s funny, and hey, that’s comedy”, but it just wasn’t really even funny. It’s hard to tell someone that it was “just a joke” when it’s less funny and more just raving.

      He should be allowed to say it, but, he should probably also realize how it was a pretty inappropriate thing to say and he might need to follow it up with a “sorry about that”

  4. joe mama

    third

  5. American Bandersnatch

    LGBTQ? What the heck is Q? How many more letters are we adding?

  6. Racer X

    That’s ghey.

  7. There was no holocaust of the fruit by Gallagher. That is a myth pushed on the public by Fruits and the Western Media.

    Speaking of fruits, seems to be they don’t want to be treated as equals, they want to be treated like fragile flowers and with kid gloves. If comedians can say shit about blacks, mexicans, whites, arabs, children, old people, rednecks, left wing, right wing, teabaggers, mormons, god…then who the hell do the queers think they are to be elevated above it all? Just take it like a man goddamit (no pun intended).

    • Biff

      Agreed. They are trying to press their advantage because right now our liberal ass president is pushing the GLBMT whatever agenda . Plus I assume most of Hollywood is gay anyway.

      People need to stop taking shit so seriously. If the man went out and beat the hell out of a gay man–yeah—he took it too far.

      You see different religious groups, social groups and whatever getting picked on by comedians all the time. The only reason why this is big is that the show he’s on is popular. THATS IT. If some minor comedian made a joke about some other racial group etc that wouldn’t make headlines. It would be buried.

      Also Gay, Lesbian, whatever is not a racial or religious group or social group. It’s a lifestyle choice.

      • baron of all media

        not a choice.

        also, if a comedian said “i’d stab an arab in the face.” period, with no pre or post text as TM said about his son in this case, you can believe there would be backlash. that’s not joke format, it’s inciting hatred. if he’d said “i’d stab my son in the face if he told me he was gay…. because that’d be that many less penises for me” then there wouldn’t be any problem.

        nice try, though.

      • Michelle

        @ Biff
        Suitable choice for a name. First, I totally agree that jokes is jokes is jokes. You want to have in your stand up that will offend people then that is on you and people can choose to pay or not to see it. Love the free speech and to tweek the right because someone has said something offensive or something you don’t agree with is simply destroy the right. Don’t like the show change the channel. Don’t like what someone says walk away. Make a rhetorical statement if you want because you can that is the point of free speech.

        Second, being gay is NOT a lifestyle choice. Do you think people would actually choose to have fewer rights for themselves and people they love and choose to be ostracized by a good chunk of the public just because they like a sex with the same sex. Making that choice would make you a moron not gay. Do the the research Biff you are what you are when you are born. Being gay is not learned and it certainly not a choice.

      • TumTum

        @Biff….

        Yeah, being gay isn’t a choice. Believe me, most gay men WANT to have sex with women–but their DNA forces them to pursue men instead.

    • In suggesting that “gay is a choice” Biff is stating that HE could “choose” to be gay if he wanted to.

      Except that Biff would probably say nothing in the world could ever make him choose that…which sounds a lot like “not a choice” to me. So clearly in order for that to make sense, Biff has to want cocks stuffed in his mouth.

      • kimmykimkim

        This ^… thank u McFeely.

      • Biff

        @McFeely
        The very fact that you can’t even come up with an articulate rebuttal and have to resort to name calling and vulgarities in your response speaks volumes as to your intelligence.

        Learn to argue without resorting to vulgarities and name calling and maybe I’d take your argument seriously. . Way to keep it classy.

        @Michelle,
        I’m in agreement with you on selective listening/viewing. No one is forcing anyone to listen to specific music or specific music. It’s a choice.

        Homosexuality is a sin. Lying, cheating, lusting also are sins. They’re all equally bad. It’s clearly written in the Bible. Now I would suspect that half of you are already tuned out and won’t read anything below this and levying a variety of obscenities and other such nonsense. This was my choice. You can hate a sin, but not the person. You take people one at a time.

        We live in a consequence free, pleasure seeking society. We can’t see far beyond our own immediate gratification or the gratification of others. Often times what “feels right” isn’t necessarily right. There are consequences for choices, for good or for ill. When someone a group/ individual strays away from the norms of society, they SHOULD expect to feel some discomfort.

        What rights are gays being denied? They have made a lifestyle choice. Gays are not a different race or a different creed. In four years what has the politics of entitlement given us? Increased reliance upon government and a welfare state. It’s failure.

        I used to be idealistic as well. The vitrol spun out by our countries liberal institutions are well meaning but not grounded in reality. All of this talk sounds good now but when all of us have to pay more taxes to support all of these “rights” or your passed over for a job because of someones “gay” lifestyle choice I’m sure the story won’t be the same.

  8. Biff

    I think Fish made a good point here. So comedians can make jokes about women giving head or what have you but as soon as the make a joke about something on the liberal agenda Hollywood is up in arms.

    The problems is that there are too many backstabbing assholes in Hollywood. all these people trying to get press and stab this dude in the back. He’s a fucking comedian–none of his shit should be taken seriously. We escape through comedy. I mean fuck are comedians going to have to preface every act with a legal disclaimer? YOUR HOT COFFEE IS HOT. C’mon now.

  9. the captain

    he still hasn’t problems with his nose?

  10. This guy is an unfunny, half-retarded douche who caught a lucky break. Now he’s a rich, unfunny, half-retarded douche who hates gays.

  11. Bad American Parent

    Whenever I hear him doing an interview I think “Wow he’s got major brain damage.” He just rambles and makes no sense and slurs his words. No talent. Not funny.

  12. speaking of basketball, congrats to the mavs. nine mos hatin on the anointed one paid off for me last nite!

    as for tracy morgan he’s never made me laugh, this is just one more sucky joke. give it a rest yall, it’s monday, move on

  13. Bow Chica Wow Wow

    This whole situation is stupid. People ARE different and won’t always get along. The whole point of comedy is to make fun of people and differences. It’s getting so now even if you tell a mother-in-law joke a group of them somewhere will protest.

    The media thrives on this crap, it’s their life blood. One comedian makes a joke, it’s immediately taken out of context and spread literally around the whole world and he’s demonised for it. It’s in the medias interests to stir this up. Growing up this guy will have had his fair share of crap from been black and having a girls name, people need to get thicker skins and sometimes realise a joke is just a joke, funny or not.

    • I agree except for the part about “taken out of context’. In this case, I think Tracy meant exactly what he said. Except for the ‘take a dick, take a joke’ line, there were no punchlines to his ‘jokes’.
      The biggest problem I have is not so much what he said, but how he even has a platform and fans to begin with. We’re the ones that pay good money only to have this dufus consistently blow jokes, then criticize him when he says something stupid, when there are hundreds of truly talented comedians out there, not being recognized. I think we should have higher standards for what is considered funny rather than reward idiots and bitch it about it after.

      • Bow Chica Wow Wow

        To be honest, I’ve never heard of him before this and I love comedy. I didn’t listen to him either, I said ‘out of context’ because I thought they’d pulled this gay bit out of his routine. All ‘celebrities’ have a platform, it’s very much like the Roman coliseums, all ‘bread and circuses’. It’s used to distract the general populace from the real issues. If you like comedians may I recommend Lee Evans? You can find his stuff on YouTube, he blows this guy clean out of the water.

    • Lol, I saw him at the Just for Laughs festival a few years ago, he was good. I prefer him, Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr etc to the likes of Tracy Morgan, Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia. How these guys have any kind of following or how Grown Ups can gross almost $300 mil worldwide is beyond me.

      • kimmykimkim

        I couldn’t even get through the first 15 minutes of grown-ups it was so fucking boring. And I dont see how anybody in the world could find Tracy Morgan funny, unless they’re about 4 years old and still shit themselves.

  14. Richard McBeef

    nobody’s panties get twisted up as bad as the gays.

  15. Tracy Morgan
    Commented on this photo:

    The meat-ball sandwich is strong with this one.

  16. adolf hitler

    good. tracy morgan isnt funny anyway. i hope this puts an end to his career. you could put any idiot with a speech impediment on tv and get just as many laughs.

  17. Tracy Morgan
    Captain Obvious
    Commented on this photo:

    So if I shove this in your butt, is this the face you would make?

  18. kimmykimkim

    In my opinion, the most fucked up thing here is that people paid to see Tracy Morgan do stand up. As a lesbian, I find that infuriating.

  19. michmasterflex

    hes not that funny in the first place.. i never really liked him. and after what he said, hes just proving hes just a big douche.. that was not comedy he did, it was a hate rant. im not gay or anything but saying hed kill his kid and all that bullshit.. wow.. douchhhe bag

    • Agreed. I don’t think even the funniest comedian could make the stabbing his son in the head line funny. This wasn’t about poor delivery, tone, context, etc, it was a guy who got on stage and spewed hate filled garbage then tried to pass it off as humour. Every comedian has the right to bomb a joke and express free speech, and everybody is ‘fair game’ when it comes to being made fun of, but this crossed the line.

  20. The Critical Crassness

    Q. What’s the difference between Tracy Morgan and a rock?
    A.The rock has more brains!
    Tracy Morgan is now and has always been a douche-bag, so why is anyone even remotely surprised at his obviously insensitive and offensive comments regarding gays or any other subject?

  21. kpatra

    well as a total queer, i dont think its okay for people to say shit like he did. dicks.

  22. ds

    If he was gay and telling those joke he could probably get a away with it, just like black comedians can say the n word.
    If he was gay, black, handicapped, and jewish, his humor would know no bounds.

  23. valerie

    I din’t like talking about killing anyone. But the restwas as funny as any other
    of these commedians. I have heard some very obscene comments about woman, fat people, Blacks, whites, mexicans,presidents, But oh my pick on
    the gays. Bull crap. They want to shove it down our throats, and be accepted. well welcome to the world. Oh and Tina Fey you are the worst offender of them all. Hyporcrit!

  24. ugh long rant

    Tracey morgan is an a@# hole and it seems his co-workers from his shows have never really liked him. He is horribly behaved and very entitled. He says horrible things from his own opinion and it’s better when a comedian tells jokes from observation or things that have happened to them.
    …Cramer went on a racist rant which wasn’t funny at all but that’s totally different than Chris Rock making a black joke. It’s a fact of life, You have more liberties when you are in the category you’re dissing because you have expereinced the ugly, hurtful side of it and finding the humor helps take the sting away. He says the most horrible things about women and he’s being totally serious. what woman would sleep with him and have his child!!! and what the hell is wrong with his stomach? did he have an organ removed? put a shirt on! I’ll take richard pryor any day…and he was kind of a monster. also dane cook is an idiot. also i hate stand up with a passion. it’s the most awkward thing ever invented.

  25. Ed

    He provided a valuable service for the LGBTQ (Q? that’s new) community:

    He gave their talking heads a chance to climb up on their high horses and spout babble about whatever agenda they think we should about for 5 minutes while the media cares until the next “scandal.” They should kiss his black ass for the publicity if you ask me.

  26. Lydia

    I understand that comedians make offensive jokes. Nobody would pay to see the “squeaky clean comedy hour”. But tracey is not a comedian. Sure, he can read a funny line off of a page….

    But has anyone ever seen his “stand up”? And i don’t mean the carefully handled and edited Comedy Central specials. I have.

    He was hired to host a Fats domino tribute concert in New Orleans a few years ago. He was loaded out of his mind. He incoherently rambled about his kids and thier school and god knows what else for like, an hour. It was the drunk guy at the corner of the bar, who keeps ranting about the mundane details of his life that no one cares about. There wasn’t a joke in there.

    He doesn’t write jokes. He get’s loaded and rants about what ever is on his mind.

  27. Booth

    Homosexuality like heterosexuality is no more a choice than race is and what makes a fourth-rate comedian feel he has the right to sit in judgement of anyone? Regardless of their determinations of their sexual identities; I truly feel sorry for the Morgan children having an asshole like that as a father! I am also surprised that during his stint on SNL; Mr. Morgan did not interact with and understand gay / lesbian and transgender individuals. Mr. Morgan’s homophobia is akin to racism and other prejudices and should not be tolerated by society.

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