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Tracy Morgan Loves His Imaginary Gay Son, Blah Blah, Shut Up, Shut Up, Shut Up!

The back story:

Russell Simmons: I’ve known you since the beginning of your career and have always thought you were one of the funniest guys in the game. Ever since I saw you on Def Comedy Jam, I knew you were going to be extraordinarily successful. But, I gotta be honest, I was quite disappointed when I read about your comments you made about having a gay son and about gay people in general.

Tracy Morgan: I guess the reason I am successful is because I am so unfiltered. And sometimes as a result I say really stupid shit. The truth is if I had a gay son, I would love him just as much as if he was straight … I might have to try to love even more because I know of the difficulty that he would have in society.

Russell: Having fought for decades for the gay community in their struggle to be treated fairly and with dignity, I think you know you crossed the line. However, I know you…I know you very well. And I know that deep down inside there is no hate in your heart.

Tracy: Of all the sicknesses, there is probably none more abusive than homophobia. My heart is committed to giving everyone the same rights that I deserve for myself. I don’t care if you love the same sex as long as you have the ability to love someone. Also, you should have the right no matter who you are to protect and serve our country. I am deeply sorry for the comments I made. What I am most sad about is the comments I made about kids and bullying. I would never want any young person to think that I wasn’t on their side and if any young person thinks they can bully a young gay kid, come see me at 30 Rock. On the corner, I would be happy to meet you. Or Brooklyn if you can’t make it into Manhattan.

Please, just stop. Stop. We don’t want to hear about how much you love us. We don’t want to hear you try to spin this into positive press. We want you to go away now. You have absolutely abused your fame and spotlight. You used your powers for evil, pal. Now please, just go away.

We’re done with you.

(via Global Grind)

  • Byron Outlaw

    Dear Russell Simmons: exactly how, when, and in what ways has Tracy Morgan “fought” for the gay community?

  • Well, he did appear in that SNL ad for Homocil.  You know, where he played a dad so traumatized by his girly-boy son that he appears to overdose on medication to help him deal with the crushing disappointment.  That was helpful, I’m sure!  (sarcasm intended)

  • all of this is pointless

  • don’t give him a chance outside of a lock and key. if he deserves a chance, hell prove it by starting to fight for us. itll take him ten years before we find he has done enough to get back into any of our good books. but at least by then hell have proven his words to be true!

  • Anonymous

    The fact of the matter:  Tracy endorsed on a public forum a violent response to discovering his kid is gay.  There’s no real way to back out of that; he’s pretty much cemented his position as violently (literally) anti-gay. 

    Even if he didn’t mean it, he said it.  Even if he never acts on those words, they still echo and are remembered.  In 20 years, people will still (perhaps vaguely) remember this, but no matter what, they’ll have some feint sense of him being homophobic, regardless of what he says between now and then.

    There’ll always be doubt in his motives, so even if 30 Rock chooses to let it go, he hasn’t heard the last of this.  Existing in a public forum has its costs, doubly so if you choose to spout off hatred and absurd threats.

    I won’t watch 30 Rock again until he’s gone.   

       

  • ok, Tracy Morgan was stupid for the things he said. It’s sick and sad
    that he could actually feel that way. And the “apology” that he sent out
    is one of the funniest, albeit saddest, things he’s ever done. There is
    no excuse for saying he’d Stab his son to death if he were gay. CPS
    should come and take his child/children away from him before he ever
    gets that psychotic.

    That being said, We live in a country that
    values our rights, in fact the gay community is currently fighting to
    gain equal rights in this country. It would be hypocritical for us to
    ignore Tracy’s rights. He has the right to free speech, and the right to
    assembly. I don’t like what he said or how he said it anymore than any
    one else in the gay community, but he still has the right to say it.

    We
    also have the right to stop supporting him. Stop watching his shows,
    stop buying tickets, stop involving ourselves in anything that he has
    dealt with. At this point i honestly feel that we’re just giving him
    free publicity. We need to ice him out. Stop talking about him, Stop
    thinking about, stop considering him in any way. Forget Tracy Morgan
    ever existed. Eventually his bank account will feel it, and so will his
    celebrity. He’ll have no choice but to do a season of Celebrity
    Apprentice before he disappears for ever

  • Too late. You Missed your chance, pal. 

  • I got some easy to do list for you tracy ( Im not using capital letter for his name he just dont deserve it.)
    1. Take a shovel
    2. Dig a hole ( A big one so you big fat ass fit in)
    3. Get in that damn hole
    4. Die.
    And then the rest of the planet could live forever after.

  • live happily forever after *

  • Lola Snookers

    I agree, trying to spin this off into him being some kind of gay rights supporter/activist is worse beyond his initial “jokes.”

  • Adam Corona

    I forgive him! Can we move on he is the least of our problem, how about we concentrate on fighting the radical right and religions extremist.

  • Caleb Andrew Beal

    you realize that letting this go leads more homophobia, right? When we say it not ok for Tracy to say these things, it makes harder for the extremist to say the same words. In the case of Tracy, it became a news story so mass groups of people saw it. That sticks with people, and they’ll think twice about similar comments. But we can very well smack wrist and forgive him, there needs to be a clear follow through.

  • Trenton Flock

    Russell was referring to himself, and he is indeed an outspoken and avid supporter of gay rights. His reaction in this matter actually means something to me because he goes out of his way to speak out for gay rights, which is more than I can say for most other hip-hop moguls.

  • seriously?  I feel like a good portion of the UB authors as well as their readers (see below) need to take a freaking chill pill.  He said something stupid.  He was obviously embarrassed so he tried to make it seem like it wasn’t a big deal by saying hey, take a joke.  He was informed that it isn’t funny, He apologized.  people don’t seem to want to accept said apology.  He’s apologized again and tried to offer support to the gay community.  I certainly wouldn’t want to be continuously scrutinized for anything stupid I’ve said in the past especially if it’s something i didn’t really mean but just said because i thought people would laugh.  His original “joke” was absolutely inexcusable, but he has been trying to make it right.  so when given this apology, we can either accept it and move on with the understanding that he has learned something from the experience, or we can be bitter and nasty about it and throw his apology back in his face; But consider this, which is more endearing? forgiveness or criticism?  Eventually everybody says or does something they really regret, and yes it deserves scrutiny, but when they try to atone for those deeds, I feel like compassion is the better rout.

  • I think dwelling on it and not showing some human understanding when someone acknowledges a mistake is more likely to give those who oppose our equality more fodder and renewed fervor to subjugate us.  Just my opinion.  I agree that not calling him out on it would be a mistake because that would indicate that we are too weak to demand equality, or that we agree that we are inferior, but now that he has acknowledged is misdeed and apologized, it’s time to forgive and move on.

  • You know, I’m kind of tired of this.  I know what he said offended a lot of people.  So, the people have acknowledged it, he’s acknowledged it, and at least tried to apologize.  Why isn’t anyone worried more about what people are doing versus what people are saying.  I mean, why are we worried more about what one stand up comic said in his own stupidity, than say, all the kids committing suicide because they don’t know what to do once they realize they’re gay?  Why can’t we just do something constructive, like say, set up a support group for these poor children, instead of rehashing what this idiot’s been saying over and over again.  It’s not like he can take it beck.  It’s over and it’s done, there’s nothing anybody can do about it.  At the very least we could move forward.