Bullying on the national stage | SheckyMagazine
Tracy Morgan told a bunch of jokes at an appearance in Nashville, at the Ryman. From what we can tell, it was just Tracy being Tracy. (Which is more outrageous than nearly anyone else out there by a factor of about 12.) Of course, it all would have ... [Read More]
Louis Peitzman on Tracy Morgan: No Apologies
Everyone is offended by something, so while I find Morgan's material to be especially abhorrent, I'd feel like a hypocrite if I agreed that he should have apologized. What's especially disconcerting is that he was forced to do this because he's on a TV show -- NBC had to publicly condemn his jokes, as though they represented his official stance on homosexuality. Comedians should be able to aspire to greater career heights (you know, like a TV series) without worrying about having their comedy ne... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan: If I had a gay son, I would love him just as much as if he was straight
Morgan had a more in-depth conversation with longtime friend, gay rights supporter and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons about the situation. He told Simmons, “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.” [Read More]
After Tracy Morgan stand up flap, will comedy rules be rewritten?
Could the late comedians Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, Lenny Bruce, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Hicks or Mitch Hedberg do their acts if they were brought back from the dead? [Read More]
Celebrities weigh in on Tracy Morgan’s rant - Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Cheyenne Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Roland S. Martin
A number of celebrities -- gay and straight -- weighed in on Tracy Morgan’s rant over the weekend. First of all was flip-flopping comedian Chris Rock. "I don’t know about you," Rock had initially Tweeted, "but I don’t want to live in world where Tracy Morgan can’t say foul inappropriate s----." Not long after, though, he retracted. "Wow, I get it," Rock responded to the resulting Internet outrage. "That s--- wasn’t called for and I don’t support it at all. Now can I please go to the Tony Awards ... [Read More]
Tina Fey, Cheyenne Jackson and NBC Give Tracy Morgan the Side Eye
Despite Tracy Morgan's apology for that hilarious bit about stabbing his son if he were to come out as gay, Tina Fey, Cheyenne Jackson and NBC are taking pains to make it clear that they were not just thoughtfully nodding along in the audience. [Read More]
Tina Fey says Tracy Morgan’s ‘violent imagery’ in anti-gay tirade was ‘disturbing’
In a statement to the press, Tina Fey, star and executive producer of NBC’s 30 Rock, on which Tracy Morgan co-stars, reacted to Morgan’s anti-gay tirade he delivered during a stand-up show in Nashville. [Read More]
Reaction to Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant & the backlash that followed | NashvilleStandUp.com
..everything Tracy Morgan said was within the context of a theatrical performance. Miranda Lambert sings about loading a shotgun and waiting to kill a guy.. does that mean she’s a confessed murderer? No, it’s an act. “Offensive,” “funny,” and “appropriate” are all subjective terms. Tracy has made a living for himself by being outrageous, ridiculous and shocking. When you go to his show, that’s what you should expect. [Read More]
Tracy Morgan Apologizes for His Homophobic Rant
Hearing about Tracy Morgan's vile homophobic rant that he went on at a recent Nashville show sure was disappointing; he's always been sort of crazy, but in an endearing way. But it's tough to hear that someone who you've assumed was a decent guy as he's been entertaining you for the past decade or s... [Read More]
Lesbian comedian uninvited from performance at Toronto Catholic high school's anti-bullying event for being gay?
A Toronto comedian says her invitation to perform at a Catholic high school was revoked after board officials learned she is a lesbian. Dawn Whitwell, who addresses homophobia in her material, said a teacher invited her in late May to be part of an anti-homophobia event that took place Tuesday at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School. Last Thursday, the teacher told her not to come. Whitwell said a school board member searched her name on the Internet and learned she is married... [Read More]