Tina Fey Responds To Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Comments: ‘Violent Imagery…Was Disturbing To Me’

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"Tina Fey Responds To Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Comments: ‘Violent Imagery…Was Disturbing To Me’"

Yesterday, it was reported that comedian Tracy Morgan recently delivered a homophobic rant at a show in Nashville, TN. Calling homosexuality inherently “bullshit,” Morgan declared that “if my son were gay,” Morgan would “pull out a knife and stab” him if he failed to “talk to [him] like a man.” Tina Fey, Morgan’s co-star on NBC’s ’30 Rock,’ has issued a statement condemning Morgan’s comments. Calling him “too self-centered to ever hurt another person,” Fey said she hopes Morgan’s apology will be “accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers” who make the show possible:

“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.”

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Chris Rock has come out in support of Morgan, tweeting, “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate shit.” GLAAD replied with: “Language about stabbing kids for being gay isn’t ‘foul.’ It’s dangerous.”

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