June 10th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

Tracy Morgan apologizes for homophobic rant

Tracy Morgan's character on the hit show "30 Rock" is often taken to task by his boss for insensitive remarks, and now the actor finds himself in hot water over homophobic remarks.

According to Jezebel, Morgan went into a rant during a comedy show on June 3 in Nashville, Tennessee, and reportedly made several anti-gay statements including saying  "how he'd stab his son to death if he said he was gay."

The site links out to a note on the Facebook page of Kevin Rogers titled "Why I No Longer Like Tracy Morgan" in which Rogers details what he said happened at the show.

"The sad thing is that none of this rant was a joke," Rogers writes. "His entire demeanor changed during that portion of the night. He was truly filled with some hate towards us."

The venue where the show was held, Ryman Auditorium, issued the following statement to CNN regarding the incident:

“The Ryman Auditorium regrets that people were offended by statements made by Tracy Morgan during his June 3 appearance.  The Ryman does not control the content presented by people appearing on its stage, nor does it endorse any of the views of, or statements made by, such persons.”

The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  civil rights organization and issued a statement on Friday calling for action from both Morgan and his employer, NBC Universal.

“Hateful remarks that mock youth suicides and the very real emotional and sometimes physical bullying LGBT kids face on a daily basis have no place in a comedy routine,” the organization's vice president of communications, Fred Sainz, said.  “I’m shocked that Tracy Morgan would find humor in so viciously attacking our youth. If these allegations are true, Tracy Morgan must immediately accept responsibility and apologize.  His employer, NBC Universal, also must come forward and condemn these atrocious comments.”

Friday morning, Morgan did issue an apology. The actor and comedian said in a statement to CNN, “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”


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  1. Noot '12

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  3. jake

    I can't believe people are so blown up about this. A comedian actually said something crazy and controversial?! First time for that I'm sure. Jokes are almost always insensitive to someone or disgusting. I have an uncle who is gay, do i agree with his lifestyle, no but its his life and his choice and our great country allows us to have freedom, including the freedom of speech. You don't agree or like what Tracy Morgan says don't watch his shows or pay money to see him.but dont do to him what u dont want done to u (public crucifixion ). Quit calling it hate speech, its a joke. Leave at that. Freedom of speech doesnt mean u will like what everyone says, your words are no more right than mine.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. GD

    Oh gawd...anyone who watched TV and listens to these shows, seeking to escape life is responsible for whatever this is. get a life, get out and do something. So what, he ranted about something that offends a group of people. The internet has turned people into self-righteous morons. Do you think that hearing you spout your opinion means anything? Fools!!!

    June 14, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jonny

    Fine, it is trivial. Fine but why was there such an uproar in the black community over Michael Richards rants then? So I get it... N word F word bad bad bad. Gay bashing is great especially if said by blacks right? Anti-Semitic rants are wonderful too again if said by blacks. I get it. This is the only thing Tracy incident proved to the world.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Matt

    Let's be for real here: Tracy Morgan has made the best of what he has to offer- his own unique comedy. He will never be a Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy or Richard Pryor- he will never make it to that level. He has been using that same joke in almost all of his shows on the comedy tour and finally some light is placed on his inappropriate comments- this is what he wanted! This is Tracy using the media to benefit his career. What does he have plenty of now? The answer is media coverage. It makes him more human to make a mistake and get media for it. In exchange, he has to do some volunteer community service. The gay population is disguisted at what he said, and community service may shed some light on him. At the same time, you can't take the comment away and his crazy ass will be respected by some in the straight world of comedy. This is about Tracy getting media and attention because it means money. He's continuing to do the best with what he has by getting negative and postive media from this. He's not that funny, but he's smart when it comes to his career. Get real: this is about Tracy and nothing else.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Manuel Labor

    H0m0's need to have others protect them since they sure can't procreate. Why don't they get the fact that they are perverts

    June 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fran

    Funny how he puts down gay people and every movie I have watched, he comes out as a gay person and personally I thought he was always gay. Be aware of what you say Tracey....

    June 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Melpie

    You know what, everyone just needs to friggin' relax and stop being so damn sensitive all the time.
    It's sensitive people who create hatred. By making a big deal and creating an uproar about silly things.
    When did people decide to stop laughing at themselves and instead think that they are being attacked? LGBT needs to realize that they don't need to cry about everything and focus on things in their community that actually matter.
    I would rather laugh at the stereotype of myself than dwell on life and cry about it.

    From the beginning, comedy has been about poking fun at ourselves because the stereotype of all of us is WAYY funnier than anything else in life. Anyone ever watched a Roast? Now that's some offensive stuff but all you can do is laugh because it's lfe. So let's all just move on and deal with it!

    June 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KV

    If we can laugh at many different ethnic and racial jokes from many different comedians...why can't we laugh gay jokes.....they must not be comfortable in their skin.

    June 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CSV

    I am a little surprised about all the uproar about this.... What else is new that the conservative Christian right supports rhetoric like this. Before I posted on here that I didn't think it was smart to have Morgan go and make public apologies to a group of people. As I have been reading these posts, I am reminded just how words like his actually change the discourse of this country, and I think that is the line any person in the public eye has to be aware of. I acknowledge that not everyone is educated on these issues.. and to the boy, who has been raised in a very religious household where things like being gay is a sin, it is the worst sin to some, this person may hear words like this and they will just validate the already existing hatred that has been allow to grow in him/her. These words act like fertilizer to this person, and that is exactly how things like what happened to Matthew Shephard occur.... two kids, who validated their actions based on their biblical teachings, who thought that they were serving the lord, went out and tied a boy to a post after beating the crud out of him and left him to die. This is how the hatred that fueled Hitler into killing millions of jews occurs... This is part of our society though. I just have to think, I would rather be aware of it than not. And to make someone go give phony lip service to a bunch of people who probably do not even care what he thinks does nothing to solve the problem. Personally, I think Morgan just made a mistake, I don't think he is a hateful person. But his words do matter. There is someone out there, who is taking his words just a little too literally... and the seed of hatred, albeit probably unintended, is now being nurtured. That is what we have to change. The discourse. Reacting with anger only fuels the fire more.

    June 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. CAL

    Tracy Morgan is the reason I rarely watch 30 Rock, which is too bad because it is pretty funny, minus his scenes. Tina Fey, here's an opportunity to get rid of him.

    June 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kitty

    "i'd stab by son if he was a black man" is THAT funny? NOPE.

    June 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Daniel

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Children are tougher than adults. If you don't like the show or a comedian, change the channel, don't go to their shows, and don't buy their product. That's Capitalism. And finally, take a breath and relax...

    June 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mason

    tracy morgans clearly lost it that was just poor judgement all around... how could he let that happen during a show if he werent crazy besides, he should just kill his kid for being black

    June 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. rd1981

    im tired of all this gay crap everywhere. God didn't make you gay, you're like that because you want to be. and if somebody who doesn't agree with what you think, and has an opinion ,they get looked down on. I'm sure Tracy Morgan wouldn't harm his kids. I'm speaking from a bible believing point of view so I know alot of people may not get what im saying. But I'm a young black male and even I see how society is wrong for accepting their lifestyles. I'm not about downing anyone, but when you act as if everyone is supposed to be okay with you because you're gay or lesbian, i have a problem with that.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Joe

    Alternative lifesytles have been pushed on us for a better part of two decades or so. The vast marjorty of us dont want to accept it or really don't want to hear about it or see it. Unfortunitely we have little choice as it is in our face all the time in this day and age. Yet most of us either openly or in private don't say many words about it one way or the other. But for people like Tracey the scale is at the tipping point and he makes the remarks he makes at his show. I don't condone his remarks or like one word of it, but I can almost see why he said it. For certain people like Tracey, enough is enough.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Matt

    It is standup comedy. They make fun of all walks. No need to apologize for offending. Offensive comedy is funny.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Matt

    It is standup comedy. They make fun of all walks. No need to apologize for offending. Offensive comedy is funny.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Sonya

    Tracy 'efin' Morgan why did you have to come to my town with your bulls?"? You could have kept that s?"T in New York. What made it really bad you were at The Ryman Auditorium you couldn't go over to Eighth Avenue to 'efin' Zanies,I guess I answered my own question anyway your stupid,I've seen your dumb azz on Conan twice telling the same story about an idiot that did time because he was holding a baby while he was fighting and the baby got hit.We in The black community know that your borderline crazy.Just stay the hell out of Nashville please!

    June 13, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. Garry

    His remarks were not funny, but then again his apology to his gay and lesbian" fans was soo Insincere that it was a joke within itself.
    Free speech is one thing, an anti-gay rant during a show is not....from all reports, Mr. Morgan is infamous for his anti-gay remarks. I don't think folks who paid good money to see him wanted to hear all his BS and thus many, many walked out.
    If anyone thinks for one second he is truly sorry for what he said, I have some swamp land in Florida you can buy cheap!
    I have no use for this man, or anyone who supports this kind of BS....
    For those who think this kind of BS is okay..I suggest you go and ACTUALLY read what he said during his show...then maybe you might understand why so many got upset about it.....

    June 13, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jack Burton

    We have outrage over the comments of another comedian. This time it's Tracy Morgan and his unsavory comments about gays.

    Well you know what Mr. Morgan, don't you dare go and apologize to the gay and lesbian community for doing what you do. You are a comedian and you are not responsible for the things you say. After all, it is what we expect from comedians today, right?

    There are countless times a comedian used off-color humor and offended someone. Whatever group that is offended in turn demands an apology and then the comedian issues a heartfelt apology.

    There is always an exception. What is the exception you ask? The exception is when the off-color humor is pointed at God. Forget the fact that He created the universe and all that is in it. Forget that He is more important than any man, woman, or creature on this earth.

    No matter how offended the Christian community was at the "humorous" antics of Kathy Griffin and her insults launched at God during an awards acceptance speech; no apology was offered. It was said overwhelmingly on morning shows across America, "that's just what comedians do".

    Outstanding! Mr. Morgan, make sure you remind these morning shows who are outraged and calling for your execution that, "this is just what comedians do".

    June 13, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. cw

    Although I don't condone voilence against anyone no matter how wrong they are on how they want to live. I do agree that this lifestyle and the "choice" to act on it is wrong. We as parents can and should teach our kids in the ways of God. If parents do this then we as humans can show compassion to those that live a g-ay lifestyle BUT...not condone their lifestyle in anyway. It is shown in the Bible that this lifestyle is wrong and everyone has a choice...follow your own desires OR gollow God's word per the Bible.

    June 13, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  24. cole

    Minus the part about stabbing his son if he was gay....Tracy was right on. lighten up gays, take a F'ing joke.

    June 13, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  25. Flo

    This is horrible! Freedom of speech only extends to liberals cracking their stupid remarks towards conservatives, christians all they want but if one person speaks out against anything they hold dear we are the big bad. Double standards and just a sign of things to come. Since when did comedians ever apologize to the public at large for remarks and jokes made toward groups liberal dislike? Never has happened but this – why am I even amazed anymore?

    June 13, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  26. Beverly Vassar Hills

    Then Tracy does not mind being a N ig ger

    June 13, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. tThiessen

    I thought this was a country of free speech?
    If he made statements like that, well its his fault and if it hurts his ratings and future turnouts, well thats his problem too.
    Suck it up buttercups. man i cant belive what people snivel and whine about. We have biggher issues.

    June 13, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  28. KJ

    Career suicide. I will definitely stop watching 30 Rock for that! Sorry Tina and the rest of the other talented people on the show, but I cannot support a show that has a prejudiced, hateful person in its cast. My hope is that he does eventually have a son or family member in his family that is gay – maybe he'll have some insight about what acceptance and love is all about. Jerk!

    June 13, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  29. Bill Brasky!!!!

    Finally Tracy Morgan said something funny!

    June 13, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  30. Is It Just Me

    So from the days of Lenny Bruce, to Sam Kinison & Dice, to Tracy Morgan....In the next 15 years, we will not be able to use any living or non living creature, or group in a joke, just in case it offends a supporter of said creature or joke. I'd like to make a joke about the post-it-note on my desk, but I do not want to offend anyone that works at the 3M company, (or to be politically correct, any company that makes, sells, or promotes any small-square-shaped-repositionable-piece of paper, not to exclude those that make, sell or promote other shaped pieces of the same style paper).......UGH!

    June 13, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  31. Sonya

    I'll be glad when this crap ends.

    June 13, 2011 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  32. NoLongerGettingMyNATwist

    From reading the description, it seems he was saying he would kill his son IF he told him he was gay in a whinny voice NOT for being gay. I have heard plenty of men say - if my son is gay he better remain a man in the relationship and talk to me like a man not some whinny female. The decription even equates a high pitched voice to gay. Unless I get more info regarding the incident this is about as offensive as a blk. person calling another blk. person a n!gger then getting offended when someone who isn't blk saying n!gger.

    June 13, 2011 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. The Selfish Gene ...Simmons

    What do YOU white people, do that may even be worse than what Tracy did?

    In your media, in your entertainment, in your music industy (if that even exists anymore), in your movies, in your video games, etc. etc. how do YOU portray African Americans?

    Yes, thats right... as the new minstrelsy of thugs and bling culture. YOU allow those stereo types to flourish and lead so many down that path of copying that "image" that YOU as gatekeepers filter through. Yes, for years now, MTV, SNL, etc. etc. glorifying thuggery.

    Oh but the damage you do goes unchecked does it.

    June 13, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  34. StupidGod

    Where are my comments you sorry excuse for journalists?!!!

    June 13, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  35. James

    Their is nothing angry about TM. He is a comedian. Some jokes work and others do not. This one, he acknowledges went too far. Lighten up people. Its a comedian, for pete's sake.

    June 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. RusTnuts

    So he told a joke that didn't fly...everybody's been there. Comedian's likely much more. The only dif is that we have an organized community here to work themselves into a tizzy over nothing. Now they get media help to overblow whole the thing to garner some sympathy and otherwise work an agenda. The definition was political correctness. No, cnn is not left leaning

    June 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. My Name Is Mud

    The Michael Richards situation CANNOT be compared. Richards pointed out an African-American heckler and called him the 'N' word several times, adding that if this was 50 years ago, he would be swinging from a tree. No comedy in that. We can't keep grouping gays and blacks into the same bubble just because they are both groups that have been oppressed and discrimintaed against.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. My Name Is Mud

    So comedians can't make gay jokes now?

    June 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Rob

    We all know that if Tracy Morgan was not black and/or liberal Tina Fey would not have tried to downplay his comments or later issue Milquetoast toast apologies on his behalf. She would have been all over him like white on rice.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Disgusted Fan

    Hey Tracy – Climb back on the watermelon truck you wrote into town on!! What?! Didn't like that? Too insensitive? It's just comedy, dude. If you can't take it then don't dish it out.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  41. jacksons

    if they can take a dick they can take a joke, geez...

    June 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  42. karbvi

    where is the outrage from the normal cronies Jessie and Al, they are like muslims , they only make noise when it benifits them, such a shame that some people actually take them seriously

    June 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jill

    I left this clown at the curb years ago. I'm African American, and I long ago tired of Morgan dragging my people back to blackface and minstrel shows every time he opens his Step'n Fetchit mouth. My question is, why the hell did people find him so "funny" all these years (something so delightful about a stupid black man, huh? See also, The Blindside). If NBC suddenly becomes "offended," I'll take my own behind down at 30 Rock for the apology this Uncle Tom and his employer owe me. Hypocrites.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  44. David

    I just read a comment by Li who said that Gandhi was biggoted against African blacks. I've read a number of his books, and just finished one he wrote about South Africa (1928); that Gandhi was a rascist is absurd. Gandhi's interest in the plight of African blacks under colonial rule were identical to his interest and concerns for those of Indian's under such rule. He lived and died for his cause, which was truth, justice, and human freedom, for all people.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. David

    As far as I can gather, the average Comedy Club experience is neither funny, engaging, or worth the cost of the ticket or the high cost of their drinks. Mediocre comedians, such as Morgan, always stoop to the lowest common denominator, and people always get hurt. Great comedians are rare. Mediocre ones are rampant. I attented a club one time where a comedian found out a paying customer's name was Bruce, and the comedian lit into him so much, mocking the gayness of the name, that the poor guy went into the bathroom to throw up. It happens alot. Comedy Clubs should be renamed Cuisenart Blades.

    June 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dan

    This is coming from a guy named Tracy.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. X

    Mr. Mxylptlxk
    Because it's just another excuse not to get up and go to work every day like white people do...

    You can't get up and go to work if employers are discriminating base on the color of your skin.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  48. HeatherB

    EVerybody's a stinking bigot!!!!!!

    June 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  49. rusty spears

    Relax
    comedy has no fences and offends all equally. Maybe we need to quit being so sensitive to words and start focusing the anger on real issues like feeding people.

    I really dislike the fact that the gay community feels like they are protected minority....it is a choice. I don't care if you are or not...just have more self respect than to define yourself by such a low standard like what gender you sleep with.

    June 12, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  50. whocares

    Everyone is really just too sensitive these days, if your a guy and your gonna suck n*ts, expect it, straight guys laugh at you, suck it up h*mos's. Freedom of speech, anyone can say what they want, dont listen if it offends your qu**r little ears. And Tracey Morgan blows anyway.

    June 12, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  51. Pete

    Lets replace the F word or G word with the N word and see what reaction we get. Is it really any different? The principals of hate are the same..but lets just say "sorry" once we get noticed and forget it. Tracy Morgan has always been a funny guy but the arrogance has gone too far. HATE is HATE. There is no grey area. Period!

    June 12, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  52. Ms. Melissa

    He can say whatever he wants. I personally, won't be listening anymore.

    June 12, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  53. Judy

    He is an entertainer. Only people who have no life what so ever are concerned about what paid performers think.

    June 12, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  54. ?

    FU GLADD!

    June 12, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  55. Mr. Mxylptlxk

    If he's like most screwed-up black celebs, he'd stab his son to death if he stole twenty bucks form him...

    June 12, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  56. Mario

    It's called being a comedian. Why isn't anything that is controversial or insensitve towards relgion, gender, race, etc. ever reported??? Why is it comedy only becomes some controversial story or problem when it's the LGBT under attack? Just like bullying. Bullying isn't a problem when it's nerds or fatties, only when it's LGBT. They think they deserve "special" treatment, that is obvious. PC nazis at it again

    June 12, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  57. Madison

    What's the purpose of going to a comedy show? To laugh. If you're so sensitive, keep your a$$ at home.

    June 12, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  58. Mike

    So why don't we fired all comedians?

    June 12, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  59. D.Miller

    My kids are nine and eleven my husband and I are starting to teach them how to be arrested the way his father thought him thirty years ago a lot of people think this is weird but it isn't it's all about survival. A lot of people have made some evil comments about "Mr. Morgan" ,it's not about him It's the way they have always truly felt people are mean and hateful everywhere in America most will pretend to be cool tomorrow at school or work because this bullsh;' blog is anonymous all of you fake ba"/?:ds had better not mention any of this crap about Tracy Morgan to me.

    June 12, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  60. Nikki

    When will the POLITICALLY CORRECT SYNDROME gonna stop?

    June 12, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  61. Mike

    He should not have apologized for anything. There was nothing wrong with what he said.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  62. rtbrno65

    Ok, so we now know that he hates gays and believes that they deserve to be murdered. If that is offensive to you then you need to boycott "30 rock", it's sponsors, and any project by any other cast or crew member that works on "30 rock". If you mess with these people's wallets it would be a much more effective statetement than just a few comments here and a befuddled head shake.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  63. djcateyez

    Tracy Morgan should thank you rabid gays for making him a household name. I'll be tuning in to 30 Rock now and watching his shows just to see what he's gonna say next & I'm sure that I'm not alone! LOL!

    June 12, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  64. Scott

    He's like the black Michael Richards! WE'RE ALL EVEN NOW!

    June 12, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  65. ldsstep

    If Tracy Morgan's comments are okay because he's a comedian then why did Michaels Richards (Kramer on 'Seinfeld') catch HELL for the comments he made during his show a few years ago? Serious double standard for those of you defending Tracy Morgan.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  66. Hz

    I think it's interesting that black people had to put up with being the constant subject of joke and racism in media, especially movies and TV for say 50 years and even beyond the 70s into the early 80s before they really started getting more respect there. But a guy tells a joke about some gay people and it's the end of the world. Can you ay thin skinned?

    June 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  67. shastafariian

    who cares.......... geeze....... gays are fun to mock...

    June 11, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  68. BENJI

    Great comedian and I find him hilarious. I support him 100%

    June 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Michael

    Shouldn't all people condemn someone who talks about stabbing or killing ANY GROUP of people. Whether it be gays, blacks......It is one thing to hate someone in particular- President, Palin... but a Group. He should be condemned by all humanity (group of people)

    June 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Doug

    I think Family and Children Services should pay a visit to the Morgan home. Tracy has just potentially threatened his son's life. I think he is an unfit parent.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Doug

    Funny. I always thought Tracy Morgan WAS gay. Color me surprised.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Tony

    It sure looks like a lot of people posting here need to use a spell and grammar checker!

    June 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Tony

    Why on earth do African-Americans think it is acceptable or even tolerable to make anti-gay remarks, let alone this rant filled with such rage and hate? I'm so sick and tired of the double standard these race card players ascribe to. Get real! If you want to be treated with dignity and respect you have to treat others the same day. Too bad this guy didn't die from his self-caused health problems.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Jack Wilson

    Gay people love their feces to pieces.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Ty

    What is this George Orwell 1984? Make sure you think the right things or else...

    June 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Zach - Chicago

    Tracy Morgan is not funny and never will be....end of story. His career over. Good riddance.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  77. pippin

    Tracy should take his act to Iran where they advocate the killing of their children if they are gay. Just think of how popular he'll be. Oh, wait a minute, forget it, they also advocate the killing of blacks there too. How about Nigeria?

    June 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Kai

    Lisa Lampanelli!

    Lisa Lampanelli!

    Lisa Lampanelli!

    June 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Jab

    gay people need to go back to gayfrica

    June 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. P.C. Nazis

    Funny how a minority of people DEMANDING acceptance are not very accepting of any opposition. SNL has not been funny for 20+ years but, as long as a few million of the 100's of millions that watch T.V. continue to do so, it will be on for another decade or more. Q. Why do we take ANYTHING a professional idiot says seriously? A.Our culture is idiotic!

    June 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Michael Wong

    I wonder how many of Morgan's defenders would think it was just as funny to make Auschwitz jokes.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoJo

      Michael Wong
      I wonder how many of Morgan's defenders would think it was just as funny to make Auschwitz jokes

      Just as many as that go and see Lisa Lampanelli.

      June 12, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  82. Brittany Correa

    The insensitive comments that Mr. Mogan made are the reason why youths everywhere are hurting and killing themselves. They are the reason that members of the LGBT community are still fighting for rights that many of us take for granted. This is why gay athletes don't feel comfortable enough to openly be who they are. It makes me sad.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Zara

    I think it's time to boycott 30Rock...and the Kardashians at that!

    June 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  84. JoBe

    Funny – FOR YEARS I assumed Tracy Morgan was gay – he looks, acts and sounds it. Shocked when I found out he was married with kids. Could still be gay though. Just sayin' ... but at the end of the day, I don't give a crap who he offends. Get over yourselves people. GROW UP and stop taking offense to every single thing. STICKS & STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Pete

    Famous person: I f***ing hate d*** 'X's!

    Famous person's publicist interpreting: What Famous person meant by his remarks is that he sincerely appreciates the cordial diversity 'X's bring to our society and wishes for all to express deep friendship and understanding and would never intend to disparage any X in any way. If Famous person has offended any X by his remarks, he sincerely regrets any misunderstanding.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  86. jordan

    Who cares about another bigot? Call me gay or what ever makes you feel like the little boy you r, but if coerced I can always becomes straight and fit in. (not a choice , it would be a survival lie, not a birth choice). What can he do? Nothing he stages will change the fact that he will always be black and never be white as so many other black people aspire to be. He shouldn't have to be a square peg for life and consider others around him. He isn't any better than anyone else and never will be. Maybe he could consider his thoughts before he rants out regarding the people from not just the Gays but all minorities which he stands part of and other Americans that helped support the cause when the ruthlessness of South of that ere upon them in the "Civil War".

    June 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  87. CanNorth

    People need to start understanding that all this gay,religion, colour and other garbage is going to be around forever. No matter how hard people fight for rights or respect there will be always one person who sets back the progress. People need to stop being so touchy and realize our society picks on the weak. As much as I and others want gays to feel just accepted as straight, its going to take time. Maybe gay people should stop joking about being gay and that way straight people won't find it a need to copy that. Finally Tracy Morgan is what 35 years or something, maybe he was raised with the idea being gay was wrong and that its a choice?

    June 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Alan

    You are now dismissed along with any current or future jobs acting. I will encourage all my friends and family to boycott any productions you are affiliated with including companies and sponsors. Hate speech against any race or lifestyle cannot and should not be considered amusing. Learn some tolerance and respect for humanity rather than encouraging hate.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  89. rose helen militello

    to becky,i disagree,gay men and women are dicriminated against,everyday a gay person(mainly men),is harassed,beaten,tortured and murdered,and so are african-americans,asians and kids in school,people with handicaps,i am tired of people hiding behind the 1st amendment.what happened to common courtesy,if you aren't bothering me i'm not bothering you,live and let live,and help someone when you can it makes you feel good.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  90. rose helen militello

    i also do not think he is funny,silly maybe, but laugh-out-loud funny,NO.this is just one more time someone with a camera on them says something hurtful,startling,insulting and absolutly un-funny then says,oh,gee i'm sorry,i did'nt mean it,or i did'nt mean it THAT way.their plan from the very beginning was to get it out there,well it's out there and no amount of remorse can change it.in the end what they said is what they meant to say,they are after all just reading a well planned script

    June 11, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  91. LetsJustSayImGay

    Not funny. Period. I hope this ends his career.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  92. Chris

    I always thought he was gay, Is this a little cover up by Tracy?

    June 11, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  93. Troy

    Morgan just epitomizes how hateful closet queens can be.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  94. terry wrist

    see Americans are sick of the so called gay movement, sick of the deviant way, sick of the way the cry about everything,sick of them trying to get people to feel sorry for them and really sick of there stupid flag, by the way whats a gay using a symbol that God made, the rainbow,thought you did not believe in GOD, why dont you get off your sick deviant butts and be us full too the human race instead of a disgrace.AND QUIT CRYING.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Ladyblahblah

      No matter where it is you live in this great country of ours, there are basic literacy courses offered free of charge in your area. I think you'll find that your hate-filled rants will be more effective if people don't immediately figure out that you quit school in 6th grade to work for your mother's boyfriend's tow truck business.

      June 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  95. terrry wrist

    tracy morgan is now my hero!!

    June 11, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  96. suburban_mom

    As others have said, First Amendment covers governmental censorship. What we're dealing with is the free marketplace of ideas, and TM's rant is getting the condemnation it deserves. What he said - those comments are career-enders. I hope his career is over now. Talking about murdering someone for who they are... that's downright reprehensible.

    June 11, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  97. Spidey-Man

    He's a comedian? Who woulda thunk?

    June 11, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  98. Lucy

    Ok, first of all, I neither like or dislike Tracy Morgan, that is not the issue here. Neither is the fact that he is black, straight, supports or not supports the gay commyunity. All of this is not my issue. My issue is the fact that everytime someone in the gay community gets offended they want a public apology, this also goes for the community of, whites, blacks, mexicans, asians and any other race. Why is it that because someone says someone that the other person doesn't like they aoutmaticall have to apologize? This is not just about being gay, this is about every little issue out there. The media blows everything up, and if they had not reported it, no one would have cared, seriously. Although I will say I didn't much care for the violent remark about his son, this is what people say and do all the time, it just isn't put on television. I am so tired of people whining about "their" issues when there is so much more important things out there to deal with, like starving babies, abuse, war, and homelessness. Where have our priorities gone in this country? Why is a comedian headline news when there is so much more important things to talk about? Lets start with the financial condition of our country, help starving and homeless people, then if there is time put the overpaid stars on television.

    We need to get our priorities straight in our country, and reporting on this guy, to me, is a waste of air time that could be put to better use.

    June 11, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Troy

      Because.......when no one stands up to point out hate speech and call for its end, then you end up with something like 1940 Germany.

      June 11, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  99. Stuart

    Tracy Morgan was doing something called COMEDY. You know, JOKES. They weren't serious statements. This whole drama is just a testament as to how ignorant this gay audience member is (who is trying to get 15 minutes of fame), as well as everyone else here who is rallying against Tracy Morgan.

    I have an idea. Every male should protest against every female comedienne who makes jokes at the expense of males, and every female should do likewise against male comedians. Let's make comedy at the expense of anyone else or anything illegal. Then your pitiful lives will be complete.

    June 11, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  100. mb2010a

    Goodbye career...

    June 11, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  101. mike

    You twinkle toed "men" need to man up. Oh No! I am offended Oh no! If you gays want freedom, trampling on others freedom is not the way to go......oh right, gays are special....my bad. Toughen up and learn to live in the real world.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  102. Michael L. Gormley

    I'm happy to know People are able to speak Their minds, whether or not They agree.
    I am certainly aware that freedom of speech cannot be given nor taken from me.
    I do now and shall ever say exactly what I feel.
    I do not, however, say what I feel simply because I can. I choose to consider Other's feelings regarding what I say and when I say it.

    I have found sooo many instances of 'insensitivity' that I've learned to look within mySelf to the extent that I cannot be offended. Often I consider the source: More often I consider the feelings and temperament of my Audience.

    I have a concern for everyOne offended by Mr. Morgan and equal concern for Mr. Morgan, particularly because I am aware He has been offended by actions of Others from time to time.
    He has made a choice... As have I.

    I am an entertainer and shall continue to say exactly what is on my mind, which, for the most part offends noOne... But do not find solace in that! I am certain I have and will do just that at some point whether or not I intend to.
    Again, I say exactly what I choose to say... Often I choose in context of knowledge of my Audience.

    As my Dad said...
    " I may not agree with what You say, but I defend your right to say it".

    Rather than censor or chastise Mr. Morgan, I choose to make mySelf, and certainly my Heart, my Strength and my Caring available to Those offended... Even knowing Some may eventually take offense to my feeling the way I do.

    I hope my Energy helps.
    I am not offended if it does not.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  103. HeatherB

    I work nights I know most peoplE don't so why don't you get off your computer and GO TO BED!

    June 11, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  104. billyf

    just another dumb

    June 11, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  105. nicolejiminez

    I think a forced apology or a firing aren't as affective as him actually seeing the repercussi­ons of the response to his actions. I previously did find his prior comedy funny.
    But the standup in question wasn't funny...ju­st mean. http://bit.ly/jh5q10

    June 11, 2011 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  106. JG

    He apologized. I liked the bit about being an "equal opportunity jokester" – I have watched his stuff and he really does make jokes about a wide variety of people. He hit the nail on the head by saying it went too far – he realizes that and that's why he was apologizing.

    I am gay and the fact that he was joking doesn't offend me – what offends me is how far he went. However, he apologized and I accept his apology. Sometimes, you learn the greatest lessons from doing wrong – let him learn. We shouldn't all be burned at the stake for making one error.

    June 11, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  107. Hayley Devlin

    I've never found Tracey Morgan to be funner. EVER.
    Hopefully his career is dead now, and he will disappear forever.
    I wish I wish I wish.
    The fact that so many people think he is funny makes me truly sick at heart to share the world with people who are so unintelligent, with horrible taste.

    June 11, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  108. Mike Payne

    It's NOT a "Joke" (and this happened BEFORE Tracy's rant): http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS344&q=Man+kills+boy+for+acting+like+girl+&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

    June 11, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  109. cazkat

    everything today is a federal case .hate crimes and subject to a hefty law settlement tazz him ,sue him , let the broke down system make him pay ...if you don't like him get your fat butte up and walk out ..WORDS CAN'T BRING ME DOWN .....

    June 11, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  110. Nita

    Why isn't his apology enough? What happened to freedom of speech?! That's his opinion and his thoughts. If you don't like it then don't go to his shows, as simple as that!!

    June 11, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Troy

      Nothing has happened to freedom of speech. That's why people are speaking out against what he said. The first amendment guarantees you the right to say whatever is on your mind but it does not shield you from the backlash you will receive if you say something profoundly stupid.

      June 11, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  111. Tracee

    BELLESTARRR
    Hey all you folks out there who are upset...Im gonna make you more upset.....I have been gay for about 45 years now and if you think I give a c*ap about what some rich snotty "n" word thinks about me...forget it...I do have to say this though...they are better eating than fried chicken baby!!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Replybellestarrr
    better than popeyes too with a bisquit!!

    I guess not since you're a bigot.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  112. MashaSobaka

    Just like the many other celebrities who have gone off on bigoted rants in the name of comedy or heated tempers, the only thing more offensive than this moron’s rant itself is the halfhearted and totally disingenuous apology. He’s not sorry for a word of it. He’s just sorry that the gay community is not as pathetic and meek as he thought. There’s a difference. Lord, am I sick of my own species.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  113. 1234

    I don't understand the reason to ruin someone career because they made a mistake. Would you want someone to do that to you? He has apologies.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  114. Anderson

    Has political correctness gone mad?

    June 11, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  115. Betty

    So every time someone say something offensive. We go to facebook and leak it to CNN, TMZ so it becomes national news.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  116. esther

    apologizing just because of consequences...c'mon people, you know it's not real. all of you that say "move on, he apologized" are quite ignorant.

    are you all buying this apology written by his writers? It doesn't even sound like him speaking!! You know it's all about losing the bling bling, not a heartfelt apology.

    We THE PEOPLE, the fans, have power to stab an artist as Tracy would stab his potentially gay son. Either action could end a career. Very sad.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  117. Millard Roswell

    Im not sure, but I dont think threats of violence (ie. If my son came out the closet I would kill 'im!) should be considered 'freedom of speech'.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  118. Barry K

    Waaaaaah,
    I think your parents already knew dude

    June 11, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  119. Patricksday

    Well I guess Tracy Morgans last stop will be on Donald Trumps NBC show, that seems to be where all the Trash go when their careers are over. When you encourage an act of violence on someone who is who they are he should have his ass whipped and beaten just so he remembers how his people suffered over ignorant "humor". This is not "Funny" its a careless validation to his people to act violent towards Gays because his culture has zero tolerance for Gays unless you sneak around on the "Downlow" as his culture does.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Philly

      Patricksday
      Well I guess Tracy Morgans last stop will be on Donald Trumps NBC show, that seems to be where all the Trash go when their careers are over. When you encourage an act of violence on someone who is who they are he should have his ass whipped and beaten just so he remembers how his people suffered over ignorant "humor". This is not "Funny" its a careless validation to his people to act violent towards Gays because his culture has zero tolerance for Gays unless you sneak around on the "Downlow" as his culture does.

      Dude, you're sick and a racist. A lot of guys are on the "Downlow" regardless of race because they don't want to admit or accept. They're gay. You can force your belief on someone else.

      June 11, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  120. Beth

    Will this be news if the media wasn't repeating the Tracy Morgan story all day and night? He's a comedian who tells jokes for a living. Even though, this joke was in bad taste. He will never stab his son to death. I don't know why this is news.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  121. John R

    I'm certainly glad he apologized. But there's so many highly controversial or intolerance-filled 'observations' made by comedians today that pass for humour, yet are dismissed as their own artistic expression. It's interesting to watch us humans as we collectively defend or vilify comments, even though they share the same common point that someone is being demeaned.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  122. Sal

    This politically correct BS is RUINING America. Everything offends someone. Before long we'll have to never say anything we believe in case it may offend someone somewhere.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  123. suzi powers

    His words speak loud and clear. It makes me sad to see some one that has such a great voice use it it in such a negative way.

    Suz

    June 11, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  124. Mom

    While his rant was distasteful and offensive to some, Americans such as Morgan, who have a live and let live philosophy, are reacting to being bombarded by stories of gay youths committing suicide due to bullying. Rarely in these reports does the media touch on the chronic depression, and other mental problems, that often drive troubled youths, both gay and straight, to end their lives. Nowadays if a gay teen commits suicide, it is automatically assumed that he took his life because he was bullied. Millions of school children, gay and straight, endured bullying growing up, without taking their lives.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  125. Patricksday

    Wow, I guess we know what his Issues he has. Lets see what happens to him and his "career" in TV. You can take the Idiot out of the Ghetto, but you cant take the Ghetto out of the Idiot. I hope he has nothing but Gay children, just to educate him on what being gay is like first hand, in a hateful "Christian" black family.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  126. Richard Allen

    Eh, so many people coming out and saying anti this and anti that remarks. Who really cares what he says. I surely don't. The day i let someone's negative words dictate how i feel about myself and the world is the day i die...cause I will then be looking at the world from inside it. Words are just words and being a minority, I've heard plenty of racially charged remarks. They don't effect me in the slightest. People need to see there will always be jerks in the world. They day you take their words to heart is they day they win. Sorry, but Tracy didn't win here in my mind. He just made himself look like an idiot.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      Of course you dont care, your not at risk for having an act of violence that could put you in the hospital or morque because of the encouragement of a hate crime on you from an ugly "comediene". Tracey will have to face the fallout for his ignorant words, Karma is a beautiful thing.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  127. Sarah

    I don't think anyone is saying Tracy joke wasn't lame. I don't understand why someone would go to a comedy show and then complain about it. Why didn't this guy ask for his money back or just get up and leave. That's the reason why you go to laugh. You never know what these comedians might say. If you are so thin skin, you should stay at home. Now everyone has to watch what we say. Don't we have what called freedom of speech? People are going to say rude things. People are going to curse. People are going to be racist. We can't police everyone's words. People say stupid stuff everyday. Look at the racial slurs on this site towards African Americans. Not one gay person has told these racists to stop posting hate speech. I think this guy from facebook did this just to push the lesbian and gay movement. He has been to Tracy Morgan's shows before.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  128. Rose

    I think gays need to stop whining. The gay guy who posted this story about Tracy Morgan on his facebook has been to Tracy Morgan shows before. He knows that Tracy tells rude jokes and make fun of everyone. If you don't want to hear jokes about gays, keep you a%% at home. Stop being so sensitive.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  129. TJ

    Their is a difference between tracy morgan and other comedians who make gay jokes like lisa lamponelli. 1. this was not a joke it preaches physical harm against gay people. 2. Lisa donates 50 thousand dollars to a lbgt charity, Tracy goes out and makes stupid and dangerous comments that people may act upon. 30 fire him!!!

    June 11, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  130. MikeP

    Agreed "demand and apology?"
    Just who does GLAD think they are?
    My brother is gay, i have friends that are gay,

    Sounds like Tracy was pretty offensive, but thats his bad
    Then don*****ch his show on TV, dont buy tickets to his concert,

    but GLAD need to shut the f up,
    they only serve to undermine, "some folks" acceptance of gay folks, as they thnk for some reason, that they are somehow "protected" against a comedian making a joke?
    Its called free speech
    What a bunch of Morons, and I hope Tracy takes a stand and tells them where they should go.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  131. og ib oc

    nice tracy to practice ur freedom of speech and our freedom to make our own decisions and choose if we want to except something or not.i dont understand if we dont like and agree with something dummys try to push there point of veiw on us.i beleive in god and why cant we get outraged when people talk crap on religion.its the same thing if u dont like it then you dont agree with it period.you in no way should have to bite ur toungue and except it.its getin out of control.politically correct?what a joke.say what u want thats why were great.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  132. Jackie

    Freedom of speech.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  133. tyb4

    Really people you don't see what was wrong with what he said? Yes gays can take a joke just like everyone else. Saying that you would stab your son to death if he were gay is not a joke.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  134. Royce

    The sad part. People are comming her to vent their rage towards Tracy for making a gay joke which isn't funny but these same defenders of gays. Don't say shtt about the racial slurs and racial jokes towards African Americans.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Amalia

    Blacks.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  136. danjindc

    Why is it that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson aren't demanding an apology?? When Michael Richards showed a disgusting display of racism, supposedly in the name of comedy and then "apologized, Al Sharpton refused the apology. As usual, double standards apply.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don't be so dayum sensitive

      danjindc
      Why is it that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson aren't demanding an apology?? When Michael Richards showed a disgusting display of racism, supposedly in the name of comedy and then "apologized, Al Sharpton refused the apology. As usual, double standards apply.

      Amalia
      Blacks.

      Because this isn't racism? Did GLAAD demand an apology for Richards? No they didn't. Even if Al or Jesse does weight in and ask for apology. You guys will complain about that 2.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  137. werNOTequal

    Regarding this so called Comedian, he is an ignorant jerk. How can a Parent even think of stabbing their own son, for whatever reason. He is tasteless and has NEVER been that popular. To Becky the person who commented on this board.....yes, Gays will stop crying one day..when they end up having the same right you do. Do your homework.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Dee

    I'm sick of people being blamed for the higher suicide rate of teens who think they're gay. What Tracy said beggars belief, but this kind of daily news story reinforces that gays deserve special treatment. The hyper-sensitivity in most gay agenda really turns me off. Lots of people have had to struggle through life and don't commit suicide – I can't stand the blame game. It's incredibly manipulative.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ladyblahblah

      Dee – please let me know what's on the gay agenda. I've asked all my gay friends and they don't know, which leaves them feeling a bit left out, considering that they're gay and it's THEIR agenda! (Awkward, right?). It seems only straight conservatives know the items on this agenda, so if you could provide this information it will really score me points with my gay friends. Thanks!

      June 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Andy

    It's a shame to have to apologize

    June 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  140. lolzbbqz

    lol the crying from the lgbt morons is funny to watch. it's a joke you whiners. get over it. gay rights this gay teen that whatever – he told a joke. get back on your "playing the victim bandwagon" and gtfo – we're sick of your crying.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Theresa

    OMG he is a comedian people, get over yourselves! Besides that he has a freakin right to his opinion and doesnt have to cower to a group just because HE disagrees with them! I say leave him alone, he shouldn't be fired and doesnt need to "make amends"! If I feel their representatives have said things that I dont like or disagree with should they cower to me and not be gay or make amends to me...of course not. Stop the drama and stop over reacting! He has a right to his beliefs and opinions just like they do!

    June 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  142. jackie

    He apolozied, the gay people should of stayed at home because u go to a comedy show and u never know what a comedian will say.. thats why it is a comedy show if u feel u will get called out then stay at home..

    June 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Tyler W.

    So we live in a society now where you can't tell jokes that might offend some people? Get me off this planet.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  144. bob

    1st off it wasnt even a funny joke obviously
    2nd off hes a stand up comedian!! ok he made a joke about gays in almost every stand up ive watched they make a joke about gays so people stop whining go on with your lives

    June 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Don JJ

    I hate both groups.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lovely

      ?
      Michael Wong
      Frankly, any Asian knows that black people are QUITE capable of picking on other minorities. The theory that they should know better because of their own experience is sadly not borne out in reality. Blacks poll at much HIGHER rates of anti-gay sentiment than whites do, and any Asian knows that when blacks talk about the solidarity of "coloured" people, they just mean "black". Asians are not included, and in fact often become targets.

      Asian discriminate against blacks too.

      This is what the white man want for Asians and blacks to be against each other.

      June 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      Don JJ
      I hate both groups.

      That's very racist of you to say.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  146. ?

    Michael Wong
    Frankly, any Asian knows that black people are QUITE capable of picking on other minorities. The theory that they should know better because of their own experience is sadly not borne out in reality. Blacks poll at much HIGHER rates of anti-gay sentiment than whites do, and any Asian knows that when blacks talk about the solidarity of "coloured" people, they just mean "black". Asians are not included, and in fact often become targets.

    Asian discriminate against blacks too.

    This is what the white men for Asian and blacks to be against each other.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Bob Rock

    Anything is open for comedy. That's what comedians are for, moron LGBT groups! BTW, do you know how many Polaks it takes to screw.... in a light bulb? Now, that's funnnny!

    June 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Jamees

    Tracy Morgan has to take it out on someone because every morning he looks in the mirror and finds he's black.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Fred

    shut up dumb azz

    June 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Dan

    He told a joke that didn't work. He apologies. Move on people!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  151. SNL fan

    Tracy you were so wrong. What father would not be thrilled when his boy brings home a groom?
    Brides are so old fashioned in this age and time! You REALLY should appologise Tracy.
    You have to think of people without the sense of humor too.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  152. newt

    I always thought Tracy Morgan was gay!

    June 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Miami1191

    Michael Richards from Seinfeld is a comedian too and he got taken to the cleaners for his rant about African Americans.... Do you smell a double standard here? Morgan needs to loose his job on 30 Rock. If you go after one for saying the wrong thing than you also have to go after the other for doing the same thing.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  154. phil

    Maybe it's time for jokes about gays to be off limits along with any biggoted commedy.. Maybe we should kill all the straight people out there, is that funny?

    June 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Acaraho

    Don Rickles wouldn't have a career if he started in stand-up today.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  156. JIM FAWCETT

    What an ignorant moron! This guy is not funny!

    June 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  157. 96

    I really don't understand the fuss. This guy is a comedian (at least that is what he gets paid to do). This is not the first time someone has talked about gays or killing someone. Do any of you watch Tosh.0? Seriously comedians make fun of every aspect of human beings. You have one choice either watch it or ignore it. If this offends you then you need to find a hobby. He gets paid to make fun of people. I don't know if this is because he is black and making fun of gays or people are just tired of him. Either way lets focus on something more important like the half naked politician on every news site :)

    June 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  158. jez

    OK – Tracy (talk about a "gay" name") has a face that looks like a toilet. To "H" with him and his loser career!

    June 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  159. geekgirl42

    Shocking. An un-funny guy saying un-funny stuff.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  160. ADN

    @ADN SHOULD DIE – I did not defend Tracy Morgan nor any other bigot. This has become kind of crazy. I'm done.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  161. DJ

    Regardless of race, celebrities, public figures who f)(k up all apologies. Whether you want to believe they're sincere or not. It's not the end of the world, people. This is not breaking news. There's no need to use hate and racial slurs. Why CNN reported on this is so lame?

    June 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  162. thebrick

    Ok lemme just say 1st that I think being being gay is a minority and they should be protected just like any other minority. But when it comes to comedy there is a special place for controverial dialogue just like in universities. I will say as a black man, African American's can be a lot more racially and culturally bias but at the same time at least they are said. Believe me Tracey Morgan is the least of peoples worries. Rather you like him or not you have to understand he has no power over discrimination. That is only controlled by the typically white majority who often keep silent but do a lot of discriminatory actions (not all of them).

    Also, I read about how black treat asians and other "brown" people in some of the previous comments and all I can say is: "if that is your reality what are you doing to change that for the future generation?" We all know there is hate and bigotry everywhere. It happens all over the world. Here in America we have the unique opportunity to change this. Are we doing anything or just complaining about it. I know I was raised in a mix community so I was blessed to learn about many cultures but how can you blame a person who is not so furtunate. Really this whole problem is a lack of knowledge about he beauty we as humans have created in our many sub-cultures. How about we try to show each other that beauty.

    Just a suggestion...

    June 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  163. cut

    This is what happens when you leave Martin for SNL and then on to 3rd Rock. Come back Dave Chappelle!!

    June 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Arglebargle

    Um...who's Tracy Morgan?

    June 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  165. clow

    OMG PC world,... It's Tracy Morgan!!! His whole schtick is to be offensive and hurtful and the way he delivers it is what makes him funny.... Everyone should check their toilets for diamonds

    June 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Jada

    Agree that Tracy Morgan is not funny in any context nor is he attractive in any context. I Imagine he had a tough time during his youth because of his looks which should make him sensitive to others who are negatively talked about. Very surprised he made the comments but we all have said things we later regretted. Let's allow him to apologize and move forward.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Maire

    I thought anything goes in comedy–guess not. It's ridiculous though, offensive and obscene are the rule of thumb in stand-up. I've definitely seen and heard things I that shock me and make me wonder how it gets on air (or stage). But nobody's apologized to me lately.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  168. taterhillbilly

    Too bad he kissed their behinds. It's hard to stand up for what's right. I am disappointed he capitulated.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Zobell

    He's a comedian and tells jokes for a living. He makes fun of all people, gays, blacks, whites, Asians etc. Why is CNN reporting on this? LAME!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Beefburger

    You people are just SO fugged up! Tracy rips on everybody, black, white, yellow, and now g-ay. That has been his schtik. Now all of you oversensitive crybabies are going WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! STFU already. What are you going to do? Have another useless protest like you had against Target?

    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      Sadly Beefburger, the only way someone like you can get the message is if you or someone dear to you has their head bashed in for no reason other than a persons hate for you or them. Than you will be able to relate to what is being sad. How lucky you have been not to have experience violence based on "Christian" beliefs. Not what Jesus taught but by what "Christians" believe.

      June 11, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  171. cut

    The POPE said what? Oh, wait it's only Tracy Morgan doing what he gets paid to do. Comedians are meant to be taken seriously when they are in their element.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Bobby

    I think the joke is on all of us. This wouldn't be news if someone didn't post it on his facebook and than CNN report on it. Weak!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Fantod

    When did Americans become such thin-skinned pansies about everything. HE'S A COMEDIAN (Maybe not a good one, but...) When he gets up on the stage, HE IS PERFORMING. It doesn't mean he actually believes/means everything he literally says. Tracy Morgan may not have written or executed it well, but his intent as a comedian is to entertain, make people laugh, crack some wise. If this concept of performance is lost on all you hypersensitive knuckleheads, there is less hope for this country than I thought. Get a grip.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Rachel

    NDA
    whose fault is it? he looks like an ape, talks like an ape...no-one's but his own. I won't be surprised if he gets kicked out from the tv show 3rd rock.

    You're a racist and hateful person.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Bloodyblacks

    Wow I dint know so many blacks owned computers to comment on here. You can tell they are black from their overt ignorance!!! Can I sho you the way back to your own country where whites don't have to be taxed to keep your black &ss alive? Dumb mofos.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • km

      Racism, hatred, intolerance and bigotry are the artifacts of fear.

      June 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow

      go crawl back under a rock you neanderthal redneck. and leave the inbreeding alone – you're a classic case of unwanted pregnancy.

      June 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Rinsac

    Well since he and others like him say it's MY choice to be gay.....I will choose not to watch or listen to him any longer.....However I don't even know who the hell he is and have never heard from him.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy75201

      If there is nothing wrong with being gay, there is nothing wrong with choosing it, so why the angst?

      June 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Judy75201

    Can't joke about anything anymore.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  178. 112321

    The N word said the G word and didnt think anything about it.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Patti Perkins

    The community of blacks is just so pathetic!! A box of hair is more smart than this genetic defective crew. Blacks are like jews, they keep going on and on about "what happened to them" but are mean spirited toward others who have been treated poorly. It comes from not being educated or capable of thinking. The jews do the blacks thinking for them, pretty much says it all.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • km

      Patti Perkins
      The community of blacks is just so pathetic!! A box of hair is more smart than this genetic defective crew. Blacks are like jews, they keep going on and on about "what happened to them" but are mean spirited toward others who have been treated poorly. It comes from not being educated or capable of thinking. The jews do the blacks thinking for them, pretty much says it all.

      Racism, hatred, intolerance and bigotry are the artifacts of fear.

      June 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  180. GrowAPair

    Awww did someone get offended at the words from a big bad comedian? You dont see fat people angry at Chris Rock, black guys offended at Lisa Lampenelli or mentally challenged all up in arms at Mike Mencia. If you have thin skin, just stop going to their shows, you dont have to be dramatic and tell the world about it.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Antone112

    Sounds like Tracy got a phone call from NBC. I'm sure everything he said, he's said before in his act. This was made into a big deal though. NBC called him up and said "apologize or you're fired", and this was the result. Anyone who's seen his act before knows that this he says a lot of things to shock and offend those who are offended by words. Sounds like there are more than a few here.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Seth

    Oh that is rich, a n!gger talking bad about others, typical ape!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • LMAO

      Why don't you say that shtt to him to his face instead of behind a computer?

      June 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  183. ROCKWOOD

    Anti-gay rant? What about the "N" word.....it should be outlawed.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Haha

    A guy named Tracy isn't one to belittle other people. Isn't that a girl's name?

    June 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Mauro

    Excuse, I guess I missed something. I could have sworn that Tracy Morgan was gay, or maybe the gaydar needs some fine tuning.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  186. ken

    tracy morgan shouldn"t apologize for any thing, he just spoke the truth."the truth is always bitter" however just try to swallow it. stupid gays and guy funs, you should all go to hell.....fire burn you all.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Jorge Mohammad Johnson

    Horse pucky! Tracy is funny as hell. He just should know better to say this kind of statement out loud since the PC Police is out in force.

    On another note, I am insulted on behalf of red-headed Inuits who are under represented on TV, in dental hygienist classes, and my puppet mimicry course.

    We need to stand up for this downtrodden minority: Red Headed Inuits!

    June 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Brandon

    The Human Rights Campaign's only solution to everything is "fire him."

    No matter who it is, or how it affects ratings and keeps people employed... That's the only action they want. Either that or donating a lot of money. Umm, sounds like the NAACP to me. All these civil rights groups now are just turning into bullies.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Olivia

    Isn't sad that people have to hate so much. Maybe social media is doing more harm than good. Tracy told a stupid joke and apologies.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Jake

    The LGBT community doesn't believe in the 1st Amendment. Nor do they want to admit that many people do not want their sons to be gay.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Liz

    MUST BE A SLOW DAY ON CNN. THIS IS NOT NEWS!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  192. DanW

    So who is the real Tracy Morgan?

    June 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  193. PimpSlap

    Oh boy, im sure CNN will spend the majority of its broadcast bashing this comic.....The Dow crumbles but GAY RIGHTS is the news story.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  194. pointless1

    LMAO – YOU FOLKS NEED TO GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOU'RE A$$ES AND TAKE A BREATH.. When did comedy ever have to be taken any other way? Just like a maplethorpe exhibit... if you don't want to see a big dick on stage, hanging on a wall or whatever.. don't go.. freaking twits....

    June 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  195. dman

    sounds like everyone now days just wants something to complain about........get over it and stop your crying. just because someone says something you dont like, your feelings are hurt.......awwwww poor babys. if you dont like it..... dont listen to it and just so you all know, i'm not prejudice,,,,,, i hate evreryone.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Willie

    Tracy told a bad joke and he apologies. What I think is really sad that racists come here to spread their hate.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Suz

    I find it shocking and hypocritical when people who have been victimized by bigotry, become bigots themselves towards other minorities! One would expect empathy, but sadly that's frequently not the case! Shameful!

    June 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      So just because you're black, you are automatically accepting to gays? I don't think so.

      June 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  198. brokenteeth

    Talk about a Freudian slip .

    June 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Caiha

    You have to look where he comes from. I say a lot of crap I shouldn't say too, and I know I shouldn't say it, and I certainly don't believe it, but it was part of my upbringing, and it's not possible to just erase that no matter how much you intellectually know better. Not everyone was raised in Mayberry, we're all in different places. Don't condemn someone simply because they're not where you are yet. Condemn what he said, certainly, but not the man if he's still willing to learn and grow (and assuming he isn't makes you just as bad).

    June 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  200. lavaughn

    i'm very disappointed in tracy morgan. just like they fired charlie sheen ass for his ignorant outburst they should fire him . gays are no different from anyone else. they pay taxes, they work just like the rest of us. no one on earth can judge anyone if they are not walking in the footsteps of jesus christ. we all sin!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  201. frank

    what a loser this tub is. have you ever been to a comedy show? this isnt at all close to being as crude as most humor is... its a comedy show... if you are offended, dont pay money to go see it... thats it.

    and.... this guy now had to come out? ys that? he ashamed of being gay? y? if hes so proud and will stand up for it then y would he hide that? this is one of the biggest selfish acts ever... stop demanding attention you loser. if you dont like crude comedy, dont go to shows like that... go see bill cosby or something... WOW

    June 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  202. keeth

    You know who also murders their children when they don't live up to their parents' expectations? Radical fundamentalist Muslims. Does that mean we can throw Tracy Morgan into Guantanamo? I sure hope so, cuz he's NEVER been funny or a comedian. He's always been a drag on 30 Rock.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  203. wilypagan

    This guy gives African Americans a bad name. Along with a majority of the black "community" votiing to take away the civil rights of gay people (Prop 8 – CA), gays and lesbians have to ask why our tax dollars are supporting all of their welfare babies. Maybe he and the rest of the blacks should concentrate on having babies in wedlock and getting off of welfare instead of attacking responsible, employed, conservative gays. Join Gay and Lesbian Tea Partiers For Freedom and lock and load!

    June 10, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Wow. Your racist a$$ is really stretching. Tracy telling a lame joke is the cause for all of that. You bigots find every opportunity to spread your hate. Not all blacks are for gays. That's our right.

      June 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      I agree with you, I am gay and am with the tea party with lock and load mentality. Time to take out the trash!!!

      June 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unbelievable

      conservative lesbians are those who hide in the closet – to date men – and get pregnant – dump the man and sue him for child support, to live an unwed life with their lesbian partner – at the man's expense. these women need to be kicked out of the country.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  204. Its me again

    Shame on you, Tracy! What were you thinking of. You can only make GAY jokes if you're GAY! DUH! And you can only make Black jokes if your BLACK! Of course, the retards aren't smart enough to make fun of other RETARDS so that's kinda up to the rest of us retards. I want celebrities to stop apologizing for temporary lapse in judgement so you hypocrites will figure out you aint here to judge. You're here to be entertained . . . retards!

    June 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Paul

    http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/images/2009/8/tracy-morgan-divorces-sabina.jpg

    Possibly protesting a little too much?

    June 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Deborah

    Blacks need to start realizing they are not the only minority. Secondly, you would think this man would be more sensitive to another minority.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • LMAO

      This doesn't make sense. There are blacks that don't believe in the gay lifestyle. Just as I am sure there are Hispanics, Asians, whites etc. by your logic, Just because you're black. We all approve of gays. Get the f)(k out of here.

      June 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  207. T.

    I have an idea. Why don't we all STOP TAKING TO EACH OTHER? So we will all be political correct.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  208. bellestarrr

    better than popeyes too with a bisquit!!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  209. BELLESTARRR

    Hey all you folks out there who are upset...Im gonna make you more upset.....I have been gay for about 45 years now and if you think I give a c*ap about what some rich snotty "n" word thinks about me...forget it...I do have to say this though...they are better eating than fried chicken baby!!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  210. G

    yo

    June 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Steven H.

    Sam Kinison never apologized...

    June 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      Where is he today? The world is a better place with him gone. How sad is that

      June 11, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  212. Peaches

    I notice people are so quick to judge Tracy but don't say poo to the people who are posting racial slurs and racist jokes about African Americans.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Dennis

    Tracy,

    You've lost me as a fan... "Remember if you live by the media, you will surely die by the media." A PERSONAL APOLOGY from your "mouth" is what you should be doing and NOT from you "PR" team...

    June 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  214. JPC

    How many times does it have to be said – comedians do COMEDY! Everyone on this planet and everything in the universe is fair game. The joke Mr. Morgan made was in poor taste, but is was a joke people...that's all! The only reason why a joke would upset any of us is because we are not comfortable with ourselves. When you are secure with yourself, why would you waste your time caring about what anyone says? Live your life and do what you do. Be proud of it, but more importantly – be secure in it!

    By the way, last time I checked, Mr. Morgan is 1 person out of 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion! He is not speaking for 7 billion people...he speaks for himself. So if he occassionaly wants to tell tasteless jokes during his st

    June 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Hilarity

    Tracy Morgan is and will always be hilarious.

    What isn't funny are the comments below this video.

    Wonder which is the real issue? A comedian making jokes(you finding it funny or not is relative) or, everyday people going on racist rants while hiding behind their computers?

    June 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  216. tori

    Becky for president!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  217. valwayne

    Given the history of slavery and discrimination against African Americans you have to wonder how an Afircan American can allow himself to be so ignorant and so hateful regarding gay men and women in our country? That Mr Morgan would actually seem to believe that being gay is a chocie is not that different from those racists that believe that African Americans can't really be as intelligent as Whites. Its all the same level of of ignorance, discrimination, and hate. To perpetuate such lies keep the discrimination and hate alive. What is scary is that Mr Tracy has 3 children. You have to wonder if he suspects one or more of his children of being gay and that provoked his rant. Threatening to stab your own child doesn't sound like any part of anybody's real comedy routine? Worse what if one or more of his children is/are gay. How does a child deal with the fact that he is gay when his own father tells the world that he's just making a bad choice and he'd rather stab him/her to death rather than deal with the fact? Gay teenagers attempt suicide at 4X the rate of straight teenagers. You don't have to go far to figure out why when a popular actor on one of TVs most popular and long running serials can still make these kinds of statements to the entire world. The real damage Mr Morgan has done isn't to the gay community or current gay adults, its to gay teenagers hiding and struggling with being gay right nowwho watch his show and admire him, and listen to him say he'd rather kill his own son that deal with him being gay?

    June 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  218. aWhiteGuy

    right. anti-gay rhetoric is just as bad as anti-black rhetoric... All of the lynchings, jim crow laws, slavery, etc that the gay people went through for the last several hundred years just like the black people. you know what the worst thing about being a piano player is? telling your parents that you're gay. I don't like eating mayonnaise. when are people going to stop oppressing me for not liking mayonnaise?

    June 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  219. you

    Its funny how finally a black person is busted for this crap. They can usually say and do as they please with the race card because "of their past" in this country. People need to wake up and realize that more black people were sold by their own people into slavery then were taken by whites by force. Slavery has 2 sides to it and I'm sick of the white people always getting the blame. Slavery has been happening since the dawn of man so why focus on the last few hundred years?

    Black people need to get over it and if they keep crying about it...go back to africa.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  220. UnicornCandy

    Does this mean all the comedians that make white, black and other ethnic jokes have to apologize as well? The gay and lesbian community are “fair game” like the rest of us. Apparently this guy was too ashamed to tell his mother he was gay and only came out before she saw it on CNN so, he is not the best person to represent that community. PC has turned our country into a land of softies who are no longer able to laugh at ourselves.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Mikey

    I am sure there are more important issues than this like jobs and the economy.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Possum

      Why, yes, there are. Instead of trolling CNN boards, you should apply all your time to finding valid solutions for those issues you deem most important.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      I think people like to sit in judgement. Now everyone is on the bandwagon of I hate Tracy Morgan. Next week they will be onto hating someone different especially if that person is black.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Belhade

    Tracy Morgan is just a flat-out crackhead. Never cared for his shtick.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      I disagree. So because he told a lame joke. He's a crackhead.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Haters are gonna hate. You're just upset that 80 years at your job at McDonald's won't give you even 1 of Morgan's pay checks worth of cheese. Cry some more.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  223. DarkCobra

    What now passes for comedy is far different than what it used to be. Comedy has always been edgy, but now the goal is to be as offensive as you can possibly get . . . and there's no shortage of idiots who will sit there and laugh at anything now. I liked comedy that was edgy and yet truly funny (Pryor, Murphy, Carlin, Dangerfield, etc.). We now have clowns like this, sad huh?

    June 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Possum

    Wow. I always thought he might be gay – and it wouldn't matter if he were – but when anger like that manifests in an attempt at being funny, tough or to appear completely appalled, the predictable ending is the person is, usually, in the gay closet and is trying to deflect attention from some sort of guilt they feel, by finding a whipping boy to rally the mob/audience against. Regardless, he needs to man up and seek whatever type of help he needs, as well as, come clean on the reason for that rant. He's not that funny in the first place – and his senseless rant will knock him even further down the VIP celebrity list – if he's even on one. Certainly, he's not done his public image any favors.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  225. mejazzbo

    Trivia question: When Michael Richards from Seinfeld used the N word in a rant during his nightclub act, what was it Mr. Morgan said about Mr. Richards?

    June 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Possum

      Excellent point. Richards has not really been seen much since his rant in 2006. One or two spot appearances, perhaps. It just goes to show, there is no place for ignorant rants, no matter who you are. It's not professional, certainly, not funny and most people just don't want to hear it.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theresa

      Tracy use the n-word 2.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Nick_Realism

    When will we let something localized, stay at that level. The individual who raised the issue with the content of Morgan's material could've just as easily gotten up and left, making an equally effective statement. Instead, he chose to showboat in an effort to draw attention for his own personal interests. There are plenty of comics and content you won't agree with. Instead of whining about the content of the show, just don't go, and tell your friends and family the same. I've been to one of his shows before and as a result no longer go, nor follow his work. It's a personal choice. Morgan has a right to spew whatever junk he wants, and if you don't approve, you need not attend his shows or watch his TV show. Pretty much the same as people have done with Chalie Sheen, Mel Gibson, and others. This is just an example of individuals, media, and special organizations using this to forward their own agendas or popularity.

    Bottom line. Try to remember, this is just a comedian, and a blue one at that, not someone you or your children look up to for moral guidance. Get over it and move on to something more important. Please!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  227. ZoeyJ

    TRACY MORGAN'S BEHAVIOR SHOULD HAVE ONE VERY SIMPLE OUTCOME........HE SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR A HATE CRIME !!!
    JUST AS OTHER MINORITIES ARE PROTECTED BY LAW FROM THIS TYPE OF VERBAL HATE, SO ARE GAY AMERICANS THANKS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, THIS LAW SHOULD BE ENFORCED.
    STOP THE HATE !!!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • FU

      Get the f)(K out of here. What hate crime did he commit by telling a joke? What the hell does President Obama have to do with this?

      June 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Peaches

    Whatever. I think you people are taking this too far. He told a joke. Get over yourself!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Ann Marie

    Not one mention about his hatred towards women, because that is okay. Disgusting.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Really

    If my Son came home and told me he was a Tracy Morgan fan, I'd Stab him!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Donnie Downlow

    The "lady" doth protest too much methinks!

    June 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  232. blf83

    Tracy Morgan seems to feel about gays as i feel about his bigotry – in short, he should know better. His prejudice is intolerable and wrong.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Annunaki

    Agree with Funny...would it be comedy if a white mother said to an audience of 2,362 people, "If my baby comes out Black, I'm going to kill him?" Is that funny? IS THAT FUNNY??????

    June 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  234. raul

    had to be a n...ger lol.. they have no one to blame but themselves they sold themselves into slavery from africa. damn kunta kinte.. lol.. here take that from a gay guy.. i think its funny.... .. cause im gay.. and i can say it right?

    June 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Henriette

    Really, is Tracy Morgan substantially different from the more bland comics who rely on gays and lesbians as joke fodder? Leno, Letterman, Kimmel, Colbert, etc.? No, Tracy Morgan doesn't really mean he'd do any stabbing, his act is goofball hyperbole, just as when he says he is going to impregnate somebody in the audience before he leaves, just as when he lifts his shirt and reveals his big stomach, it is silliness. As far as being hateful, I really doubt it. The real issue is, to paraphrase DIck Cheney, "Who is fair game?" Nobody can, with a straight face, deny that gays are, blacks are not, because politically, blacks are higher on the good chain than gays. Of course, that is wrong, there should be no such chain, everyone should be respected. But that is not the reality of it.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Bill D.

    Such a crock of sh-t.
    The apology was insincere and coerced because his career was riding on it. Period.
    Boycott this a–hole's future performances and his merchandizing.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  237. CF

    Methinks he doth protest too much.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  238. dcmortimer

    Many a true word is said in jest .

    June 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Fifi

    Oh, how we cry. OMG...next time do not go see the show!! I would have laughed because its not meant to be seroius. It is a comedy show. It should be a show for adults. Not insecure teenagers. When did it become a time where everything needs a filter? This was about anti gay slurs...not race. Get a life. Be content with who you are or lock yourself in your home without cable t.v. and hide from the world. Say anything you want to say. Depending on what is just see if you make it home or not.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  240. JS

    Tracy Morgan is a comedian of the times: TALENTESS and MORONIC- just like 99% of the people in America. He's never been funny. How he's kept his job (or got offered it in the 1st place) is the question. He was one of the most talentless in SNL history. They should have given the job to Kenan Thompson. Hopefully, Tracy will get fired and Kenan will get it for the last season of 30 Rock- the most overrated show in history (critically– that is.) Obviously, not even cracking the top 50 means that nobody watches it. But, that makes it- pathetic NBC's 3rd ranked show. From their second ranked show: TRACY, YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Justin

    LET ME GUESS, YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF PEACE LOVING, NO HATE DEMOCRATS WHO APPARENTLY ARE A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!! YOU ARE ALL BASHING TRACY MORGAN FOR A "JOKE" AND YET YOU'RE TEARING EACH OTHER APART BY CALLING PEOPLE NAMES AND INSULTING THEM. RELAX. NOW LET THE BASHING ABOUT WHAT I JUST SAID BEGIN BECAUSE THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO MAKE YOU "TYPES" FEEL BETTER. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! GO..

    June 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marlee Matlin

      I'm sorry, I can't hear you. Could you make it a little LOUDER please?

      June 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  242. frank

    I an SICK AND TIRED of GLBT special treatment. They are NOT an endangered species that needs protection from daily life to survive.

    CHILL!

    June 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      It's the same reason the blacks complain every time someone makes a racist statement. If you don't stay on this bigots they'll say anything, anywhere, anytime.

      June 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Jack

    Hey NBC, FIRE HIM! Remember Imes and the whole Rutgers thing.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Julie

    Black Bigots Have HAd Their Day
    I'll remember your post the next time I feel like calling a black person an N word. Go F yourself you pathetic excuse of a human being. If you want to be treated like an equal, then you need to treat others like an equal. Until then, you are just another dumb N*gggger who should be shot in the head. oh wait a minute, you're black, so you will get shot by another black person anyhow. See my point of view is valid as yours! I should not have to apologize because it is my point of view according to your ebonically spelled reasoning you retard.. You stupid black people have all the reasoning of a dead dog. Go back to Africa.

    Why do people have to come here and make racist slurs and make it about race? So sad people have so much hate.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  245. mrsims

    I don't care for Mr. Morgan at all. He said some stupid things which I'm sure he regrets and has apologized for it. Who among us has not done same? He just happens to be in the public light. Give him a little leeway and forgiveness. If he continues to say such things, well that's a different story.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  246. LoLo

    I'd like to see Morgan make those comments around some of the guys I know (gay OR straight)...he'd have his untalented alcoholic ass kicked from here to Cleveland and back again. But no, he takes refuge in the "it's just a comedy routine" thing. Whatever, he's done anyway–if Tina Fey hadn't taken pity on her 'friend' and put him on her show, he would have been through years ago.
    Why doesn't it surprise me that a Nashville audience found his appalling rant EVER so funny?

    June 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  247. John

    Can we please give gays equal rights so we no longer have to hear them complain about everything.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Bilbo

    pooor poor gays...yes, it was wrong to talk bad about anyone in comedy or elsewhere, but this in way excuses deviant lifestyles...

    June 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  249. cindy

    Tracy Morgan is a retard.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  250. NakedMonk

    You know, the only thing we can do, is stop watching idiots like this and giving them a platform. You don't "go on a rant" and say stuff like this if it is NOT something you believe in already. God help his poor children. What a jerk.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Bobby

    All you gay lovers are going to hell with them

    June 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Tracey is "butt ugly" anyway, so who cares.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      Apparently you do care since you reply to this post.

      What does his looks have to do with it?

      He told a lame joke and apologies.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Some peoples' kids..

      the fact that you're from houston, tx doesn't help your case. that isn't exactly the "cradle of civilization". it's home of the rednecks. thanks for coming out.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  253. Trinity

    Does freedom of speech only applies if you're white? He told a sick joke that didn't work. Move on, people. TRACY APOLOGIES. WHAT MORE YOU WANT?

    June 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  254. ck

    To Tina:
    Oh boo hoo that men don't open or hold the door open for you. I do, and you know what, women have come so far, they don't have the manners to say "thank you", but will be offended or make a rude remark when you don't open or hold the door open for them. Have they ever held the door open for a man, I don't think so. they never do what they expect, as they are now so liberated! Has nothing to do with color Tina, has to do with manners, and not doing it any more because women are just plain rude and without manners these days.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      ck
      To Tina:
      Oh boo hoo that men don't open or hold the door open for you. I do, and you know what, women have come so far, they don't have the manners to say "thank you", but will be offended or make a rude remark when you don't open or hold the door open for them. Have they ever held the door open for a man, I don't think so. they never do what they expect, as they are now so liberated! Has nothing to do with color Tina, has to do with manners, and not doing it any more because women are just plain rude and without manners these days.

      That why when they say we live in two different world. A black one and a white one is so true. IMO. In my world white men are so quick to open the door for white women and it doesn't have anything to do with being rude or manners but the color of our skin.

      II was commenting on the woman who said she didn't like Tracy Morgan anymore because he didn't held the door open for her. That's your opinion. We can agree to disagree. I can only go by what I have experience.

      June 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  255. dd

    Morgan's biggest offense was that NOTHING he said was funny. Not even chuckle-worthy.

    And I totally agree about the Michael Richards thing– his career ended over that whereas Tracy Morgan will get a pass...

    June 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Joe

    Will Tracy Morgan be run out of town for saying worse things about gays than Michael Richards did about blacks? I doubt it.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Brian

    This was disappointing. I guess the crazy dumb guy schtick wasn't an act.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Shootfirst

    I guess race relations have come a long way because if my son told me he was gay I would stab him as well and I am white.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • rednecks on the Interwebz

      If there was a gallup poll done on how many people would stab their sons if their sons were gay, and the #s were favourable, we'd see this be etched in criminal law books as a self-defence measure. Don't wanna catch the AIDS!

      June 11, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  259. Caroline

    What an idiot biggot, loser!!

    June 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  260. the_dude

    Don't things like this make you want to hate gays even more? Probably no one would even care one way or the other if this were not such a BS, politically correct society. People are much more honest with each other in europe and this kind of thing just gets laughed at by both sides.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Maxwell

    Wow I'm just looking at all of these comments,maybe if these same people would vote,complain to your congressmen about some serious issues we would be much better off as a nation.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  262. mimi_nef

    I am curious....

    Who on earth things he is funny in the first place? He is the only negative thing about 30 Rock. He was TERRIBLE on SNL. Who allows him on television? He's awful at acting, dialogue, comedy. He has no talent.

    My personal opinion? He has some serious blackmail material on Tina Fey. It's the only explanation for why he's still on television.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Juanita

    Friday morning, Morgan did issue an apology. The actor and comedian said in a statement to CNN, “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”

    June 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  264. fandango

    Funny writes, "Would it be funny if a white mother said- "If my baby comes out Black, I'm going to kill him?
    Hey,Funny, if she's screwing a Black man, there ain't no "if" in it, the baby will come out Black! And many a white woman has done just that, killed her baby because it was going to be Black and NO, there is nothing funny about it.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      No. Nothing funny about you showing America your racist views. It clear. You don't approve of interracial dating and offended that some white women are attracted to black men and having children with them. He told and joke that didn't work and apologies. Let it go.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Dallas

    If my son ever dated a black girl, I would stab him death.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      Dallas
      If my son ever dated a black girl, I would stab him death.

      That's so mean and racist. I am sure no decent black girl would want to date your racist, ugly son anyway.

      June 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Come out of the closet, Dallas

      The father is only saying he'd stab him because – the father is a donut puncher and doesn't want to be 1UPd by a straight son. What a loser.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  266. MeLatina

    It must be a slow news day for CNN. This happen on June 2. I see it doesn't take much to get people's panties in a bunch. He told a joke or went on a rant that didn't work. Move on, people. This is not news. It sad to see people use racial slurs towards Tracy and black people. I agree his race shouldn't have anything to do with this. He made a mistake and apologies. We all have made mistakes. No one is perfect. No. He shouldn't get fired. I think people take things too far and want to hold people in a higher standard than they would hold themselves.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  267. SCOTO

    REALLY disappointing. I like the 30 Rock show but I'll never regard him quite the same from here on in.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  268. tucker

    I hope the new kidneys this bigot got fail him the next time he is in the middle of his bigot's rant. HA HA see I made a joke. thats freedom of speech! Ha HA ! Wishing Tracy Morgan death is funny. That makes it okay! Screw PC people, I want Tracy Morgan to die, because that is comedy and freedom of speech.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alec

      I think it's sick.

      June 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Travis

      tucker
      I hope the new kidneys this bigot got fail him the next time he is in the middle of his bigot's rant. HA HA see I made a joke. thats freedom of speech! Ha HA ! Wishing Tracy Morgan death is funny. That makes it okay! Screw PC people, I want Tracy Morgan to die, because that is comedy and freedom of speech.

      You're not a comedian and just saying that to be mean, spiteful and hateful. He said a joke or a rant that was in bad taste and he has APOLOGIES.

      June 11, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  269. Ty

    NDA
    whose fault is it? he looks like an ape, talks like an ape...no-one's but his own. I won't be surprised if he gets kicked out from the tv show 3rd rock.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    BHonest
    You have to admit, though....there is a strong resemblance to Coco, the Chimp. Be honest, now...if you were at the zoo and that face appeared behind a tree, you'd scream "There's a chimp on the loose!" until you saw the blind around his neck. Then you'd figure it out, but at first glance....come on....you know you would.

    You guys are racist and promoting hate speech. You condemn Tracy for bashing gays but you're guys are using racial slurs and racist jokes. Two wrong don't make a right.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Mary

    FU
    A black junkie ragging on the gays – only in america – Who give a f)(K? It was joke. Tracy race shouldn't haven anything to do with it. He told and bad joke and apologies.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  271. BigDre

    This is stupid. First off, I wouldn't apologize for anything if I ment what I said. This whole feeling like an apology is owed to you for something when someone says what you don't like is so b1tch like (oopps did I offend someone, I'll apologize later). This is not about if I agree or disagree with what he said. My opinion on that will not be offered. But why do Gay, Lesbia or whoever these people are want people to apologize to them when they voice there opinion. The best thing to do is understand where that person stands and deal with them accordingly based on there beliefs. Thats really all you can do. A meaningless apology means nothing. Society is based off of different view points, doesnt matter weather you agree or not. You will never agree with everybody.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Black Bigots Have HAd Their Day

      I'll remember your post the next time I feel like calling a black person an N word. Go F yourself you pathetic excuse of a human being. If you want to be treated like an equal, then you need to treat others like an equal. Until then, you are just another dumb N*gggger who should be shot in the head. oh wait a minute, you're black, so you will get shot by another black person anyhow. See my point of view is valid as yours! I should not have to apologize because it is my point of view according to your ebonically spelled reasoning you retard.. You stupid black people have all the reasoning of a dead dog. Go back to Africa.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Jim

    Finally, something me and tracy morgan have in common. Most people agree with him, gay people are disgusting.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  273. T3chsupport

    Whelp, guess I won't be watching any Tracy Morgan movies ever again.
    Oh wait, I already don't. Unfunny hack is an unfunny hack.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stango

      Get back in the kitchen Elton. Your boyfriend wants his lunch packed.

      June 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Robert

    Hate speech is not the same as mocking speech. I mock people all the time without any hate towards them. The pro-gay forces are on a witch hunt, and anyone that doesn't agree with them must therefore be a hater. Wake up and smell the common sense, people.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Dave_1

    I know nothing about Morgan but you can't take comedy at face value. Some jokes and routines are hits and some bomb. In order to be relevant comedians often push the edge of what is socially acceptable.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Bubba

    Seriously, Tracy Morgan ain't gay? He has a girl name and talks swishy. Are you sure this ain't a gay-on-gay crime?

    June 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  277. RobertFTL

    If a gay white comedian made reference to their child having a baby with a black person, that would make the comedian want to stab the newborn, would have more outcry in mainstream America. We live in a very hypocritical world. Stabbing anyone for any reason is not a JOKE!

    June 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      I don't know, I think two clowns stabbing each other might be pretty funny. Surprise stabbings would be hilarious. like a practical joke, but with a knife. If there was a show called Stab'd, I'd watch it.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  278. AesopsRetreat_Forum

    So, do you feel better now that you've all been beotch slapped by Gays again? I know I personally have a fuzzy feeling running up my leg ...

    June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  279. JasonA

    Another black bigot....No surprise there.... If he was white, there would be shouts from all over for him to be fired. What hypocirsy.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Free

      JasonA
      Another black bigot....No surprise there.... If he was white, there would be shouts from all over for him to be fired. What hypocirsy.

      I disagree. If it didn't go viral, it wouldn't be news. That goes for Richards 2. Again what does his race have to do with it?

      June 11, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  280. ronnie

    ok now that I listened to the rant, that was tracey being tracey, an idiot! That guy must have lied about being a fan on tracey. He talks about blacks, whites, mentally retared people, gays.....everyone is far game. However, he takes it too far sometimes.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Coco

    jane
    In celebration of freedom of speech let's have Michael Richards doing Emit Till jokes at Showtime at the Apollo. Let's see if all the Tracy Morgan supporters defend that

    Very poor taste and very sick.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Comedian

    I respect everyone, and have no malice or hatred toward others, but honestly all of this "Political Correctness" is garbage. This was a comedy show, the man is a comedian. In Canada some comedian had to pay a hefty fine for humiliating a lesbian couple who was HECKLING him. If you don't like what's being said, get up, leave the club, and demand your money back. Comedy isn't always pretty, and lame things can be said, or misinterpreted. Tracy Morgan is a professional, and I would actually need to see and here what he said before passing any sort of judgement.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Ronnie

    Tracy is funny but he takes his jokes too far. The majority of the time I find myself wondering should I laugh or feel sorry for him. I haven't listened to his latest rant but when you call your son out his name and say you would stab him......I think he really needs to consider getting a better writer.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Andre**

    Chris
    Remember "In Living Color". If that was shown today.... well nevermind, nothing would happen because racism agains white are accepted. But heaven forbid anyone talk about gays or blacks.

    I find that to be so false. I heard white, Asian, Hispanic comedians etc make jokes about blacks all the time. That's the reason you go to see their shows is to LAUGH! If you have a thin skin, you need to keep your a$$ at home.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  285. common sense

    I think the time has come to fire him now from nbc.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Daniel

    I never understood how people find this guy funny. His stand up routine is garbage and his "acting" is worse. He comes across as though he is drunk, high or mentally challenged. When I hear people say he is the next Chris Rock I want to choke them. Chris Rock has talent and gives an amazing performance. He is basically the drunk guy in a bar who screams crazy things that some people find funny. They are not laughing at his material, but at his deteriorated mental state. Give him 5 years he will sound like Ozzy Osbourne.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  287. brian

    Hopefully his career will suffer the same fate as Michael Richards after his racial rant.

    And I love the comment about "god don't make no mistakes". Right... well, except for conjoined twins, Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and countless other birth defects. Oh, wait – those are god's punishments for having gays in the first place.

    And people wonder why atheism is on the upswing...

    June 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  288. FU

    JC
    (singing) America, America, thank God I don't live there – America, America that's right, I don't live there! (end) I kind of hope his son does turn out to be gay – if he kills his son, he will go to jail and good riddance and if he doesn't, he has to live with the fact his son's gay and that will drive him crazy. Either way he's shown to be the loser he is, stupid n*gger. (hey, just choosing to exercise my freedom of speech).

    It's a joke and I think he has three sons. How does calling Tracy the n-work not different than the lame Joke Tracy told? Did you guys just skip over he APOLOGIES?

    You people take your hate for black people too far. You use any excuse to use the n-word and show your hate for blacks!

    June 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      ah, it's just freedom of speech, dude – you can't have it both ways – I have to be able to say anything I want, too. It's just a joke, man. Can't you take a joke? Oh, here, I am apologizing now just like Morgan (dripping sarcasm) – I'm sorry I wrote the word n*gger (for that I really am sorry – just trying to make a point and as you can see I didn't actually write it accurately). Happy now?

      June 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Luvsbigracks

    I hate qweers. I'm not apologizing kiss my a-s motherfckrs.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Chris

    So much for freedom of speech.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Don't be so dayum sensitive

    chillout5
    "if you can take a D1ck, you can take a joke" – Tracy Morgan

    June 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    LMAO

    June 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  292. TwangThis

    Morgan's brand of hate kills. He should Google the name Matthew Shepard. Then he should donate at least one episode's pay to the foundation named for Matthew: http://www.matthewshepard.org/

    THAT would be a meaningful apology.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  293. FU

    Beardy
    lol uneducated blacks are funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Rep

    I think your mom is uneducated.

    Tracy is making millions while you're on the net talking about him?

    June 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  294. jane

    In celebration of freedom of speech let's have Michael Richards doing Emit Till jokes at Showtime at the Apollo. Let's see if all the Tracy Morgan supporters defend that

    June 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  295. chillout5

    "if you can take a D1ck, you can take a joke" – Tracy Morgan

    June 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • hohoho

      Epic. +1 to LOL. Then again, look at the lgbtards here – maybe they "can't" take a joke.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  296. kayaker247

    waaaaah... someone said something other people don't like. waaaaah. who cares? the people that walked out had it right if they were offended. if you don't like it leave. no need to throw the guy off a bridge. dude went too far, he apologized. relax!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Matt

    Gays are too senstiive to jokes – but seriously, why the "gay voice"? Talk normal.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Remember "In Living Color". If that was shown today.... well nevermind, nothing would happen because racism agains white are accepted. But heaven forbid anyone talk about gays or blacks.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      Matt, how lucky you must be to of never experienced an act of violence because of who you are. When a Black Man talks to other Black Men about what he would do to a kid of his who said he was Gay, gives validation to other idiots that violence is Okay when you have zero tolerance for gay people. Tracy's thoughtless "humor" will cost him big.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  298. RealityChecker

    What did he apologize for? Haven't seen anything in the story yet that he did wrong.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Trinity

    Does freedom of speak only applies if you're white? He told a sick joke that didn't work. Move on, people. TRACY APOLOGIES. WHAT MORE YOU WANT?

    June 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  300. DANA in Alaska

    If a black man,a mexican,and a white man jumped off a 10 story building,who would hit first.Who cares as the white man told them ,I'm right behind you.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  301. FU

    A black junkie ragging on the gays – only in america!!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Baby

    Why do racists feel Billy bad a$$ behind a computer but will never say these racial remarks to a black person face. How did race get inserted to this debate? I think people who have low self-esteem have to put others down to make themselves feel better. Morgan race has nothing to do with him telling a good or bad joke. Bigot use any excuse to express their racist views and hate.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Blahblahblah

    Everyone throws those amendment rights out there until someone actually says something politically incorrect. Freedom of speech should be protected, even when we make retarded statements. Uh oh, I said retarded, come and get me advocacy groups....

    June 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Zeke

    I don't care what the audience felt, that was part of his comedy act. If it is offensive and hurts your wittle feewings, then don't buy tickets. Sort of like change the channel logic ;)

    June 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Tyler

    Tracy Morgan now joins the (low) ranks of Mel Gibson and Michael Richards. He would "stab his son to death if he said he was gay" ? Wow. Not acceptable. I hope his career takes a serious hit from this.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Super C

    I am a Female, Latina Lesbian. I am a believer in the rights of our country. A country I was born in and my ancestors were born in. I believe in free speech. Morgan was wrong to make threats toward his child, but comedy is comedy and no one is safe from it. I never condone violence. But I can take a joke. Learn to take a joke, move on.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  307. SMILIN1

    BREAKING NEWS........ALL GAYS HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM ALL COMEDY SHOWS!!! (they're just too sensitive!)

    June 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  308. GOHEAT!!!!!!!!!

    You people are stupid. Don't go to the comedy shows if you don't like what he has to say.

    I'm so tired of people comparing blacks and gays. THERE IS NO COMPARISION YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!! Go Miami!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  309. TalktheTalk

    He was onstage doing standup comedy. It appears some people didn't appreciate his humour. Big deal. Move on. Tracy Morgan is funny. I don't ask comedians to apologize for jokes that don't make me laugh. Grow up.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Ben

    Why doesn't anyone ever have to say sorry for an anti Christian rant...seem to be a lot more of them from the entertainment industry...

    June 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Because the jokes aren't about Christians per se, they are about BIGOTED Christians who pick and choose which portions of the Bible matter and don't matter. And don't tell me that all of it does, unless you truly follow every single word in the Bible as it is written LITERALLY. The only comedian I remember who truly belittled Christianity was George Carlin and he truly did not believe in God (or any god).

      June 11, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  311. LP

    He did some of the same crap in Seattle. Alot of people walked out including myself and my date. Hes clearly an idiot.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  312. FU

    Poor Kevin – he also goes to KKK meetings and is horrified by the racism every time...

    June 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Mr. Ed

    Maybe we should all just sew our fu<*!ng mouths shut since every thing we say offend people.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Nita

    NDA
    whose fault is it? he looks like an ape, talks like an ape...no-one's but his own. I won't be surprised if he gets kicked out from the tv show 3rd rock.

    You're a racist. This is no different than the lame joke Tracy told. At least he apologies.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  315. The Selfish Gene ...Simmons

    Tracy here, was making point not about fears and his jokes were very African American culture, meaning its a "black thing" and white people get their panties in a knot over it because they are NOT black.

    Of course its joking… no one is going to stab anyone because Tracy Morgan joked about it. Nor does it inspire violence.

    Look at all the movies, video games white people make – YES! Look at all the violence and extreme forms of stereotypes THEY create and push and there's no one to say anything about that!

    No Human Rights Campaign condemning Vice City or Thug LIfe or whatever. Where are they then.

    Its very sneaky for the HRC to throw in his "employer" NBC Universal in that comment they made to twist the arms of execs at shutting up this African American. He has freedom of speech and expression as I and you.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  316. HarlemGirl

    Tracy Morgan is a very talented man. He made jokes that were in bad taste for some people get over it. Stop comparing blacks and gays, blacks in this country still struggle and the n word is STILL used so get over.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • TracElement

      Yeah, cause gays don't struggle at all. They have complete equal treatment and protection. They can always count on their family and friends when they come out of the closet, and no one ever commits acts of violence against them or uses derrogative slurs against them....Oh wait, that all happens. Oh but they're able to blend in and hide their difference more easily then someone who's skin color is different so that makes it ok.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Dave

    This is a non-story... Are you going to make Tracy appologize to Blacks, Whites, Asians, Women, Poodles and Cab Drivers? He rants just as violently about them in other routines... In fact, all comics do... lets make every comic appologize for any hurtful thing said in a comedy routine. I agree he may have gone too far but this is a matter of taste. Tracy does push the envelope and no one is spared. Don't go to abrasive comedians shows if you are sesitive to abrassive comedy.

    Let this guy get his 15 minutes of fame (the whistle blower) and move on...

    Oh, also, Jeff Foxworthy should have to start a charitible fund for all the RedNecks he has offended over the years...

    June 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Brendan Connolly

    Wait, I thought gay was the new black... I love Tracy Morgan and it does not surprise me his stand up offended someone. In this instance his jokes targeted gays, but the guy's typical stand up is atrocious and really inappropriate, which is probably why I'm such a fan. Oh well, if shock-jock dj's can lose their shows for shocking their audience then a comedian whose whole shtick is to be inappropriate can offend someone by being inappropriate. Personally I think if you are going to go to his show you should know what you are going to see. I feel like I now have a right to complain about how offensively violent and gross Friday the 13th was when I WENT to the theater to see it, now I expect Jason to issue an apology.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Steve Tobias

    Apparently no one has seen Astronaut Jones starring Tracy Morgan:

    "Astronaut Jones: I say you drop down that skirt, and let me get that green dugout!

    Krilgarian Woman: [ a beat ] This is not possible. Krilgarians do not have v*ginas.

    Astronaut Jones: What they got?

    Krilgarian Woman: Instead, we possess something more like your Earth Man p*nis, only bigger.

    Astronaut Jones: Hey! We're in space, baby - p*nis, v*gina, it's all good!"

    June 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  320. tim

    What an ugly, hateful issue to joke about.. I am done with Tracy Morgan.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Tina

    Benji
    Why y'all surprised? This is how stupid N**gers talk, it's their nature.

    Why am I not surprise you're a racist?

    Someone day Tracy didn't open the door for her when she was pregnant.

    As as black woman, this happen to me on a daily basis. White men don't hold the door for me.

    I think people are too sensitive. Everyone knows Tracy tells crude jokes. I am sure he's not the first and won't be the last.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  322. andy

    who cares about a few shirtlifters getting upset?they could just not watch.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  323. DANA in Alaska

    MaryAnn----We will all be held accountable,AS WILL YOU and YOUR CREATURE you call a gay son.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  324. WVLady63

    Another blow to "Freedom of Speech." I am sick to death of people apologizing for what they say!!!!! We are GUARANTEED UNABRIDGED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, but at the hands of whiners and whimps, it is being slowly but surely taken away from EVERYBODY!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • DANA in Alaska

      Free speech is no longer available in this country.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Troy

      quit whinning about freedom of speech..it is alive and well. That is why people are "speaking" out against him. The first amendment guarantees every individual the right to say whatever is on his mind but it does not shield you from the backlash you will receive if you say something profoundly stupid.

      June 11, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  325. SMILIN1

    This is what Comedians do–they insult any and everyone, they definitely do not discriminate. No one is forcing you to watch them. I agree it was in extremely poor taste to say he would stab his kid, but I don't feel he should be condemned for making a mistake. Anyone who's been to a comedy show well knows that whites, blacks, asians, indians, moms, dads, kids-anyone or anything is a target for a joke. We laugh and move on. WHY SHOULD GAYS BE EXCLUDED WHEN THEY SIT THERE AND LAUGH WHEN THE COMEDIANS ARE INSULTING EVERYONE ELSE?

    June 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  326. T

    Ok everyone (some) your true colors are coming out. It is what it is so move on............For those with the name calling you need to reach down in your soul because you are no better than Morgan. It still runs deep in the America. People get a life and check self out...........

    June 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Chief

    @BostonLady – it stops being a joke when violence is involved.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  328. JC

    (singing) America, America, thank God I don't live there – America, America that's right, I don't live there! (end) I kind of hope his son does turn out to be gay – if he kills his son, he will go to jail and good riddance and if he doesn't, he has to live with the fact his son's gay and that will drive him crazy. Either way he's shown to be the loser he is, stupid n*gger. (hey, just choosing to exercise my freedom of speech).

    June 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  329. tensor

    Even more disturbing is to find out this guy is breeding. Pity.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • GLAAD

      tensor
      Even more disturbing is to find out this guy is breeding. Pity.

      Who isn't breeding? Funny you didn't say poo to the racist on this board.

      June 11, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  330. nixx

    what a bunch of sissy's, grow up, HE IS A COMEDIAN

    June 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  331. seventysec

    im sorry but as a gay man – i have only been insulted and discriminated against by black people – you would think they would have more compassion with ANYONE who is a minority..get yourself educated people

    June 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wow. Racist.

      you're a gay RACIST man, implying blacks are uneducated as a whole. go bugger another hole in your partner's chaps at the bathhouse, you cry-baby.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  332. Anthony

    Tracy Morgan to me is not funny. The only thing he did which I laughed at was when he played on Martin as "Hustle-Man". Other than that he is pretty stupid!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Wuzupmynig

    Look at the guy. You to would hate the world if you looked like him.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  334. The Down Dirty

    He is closet gay. They rant the loudest.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Beth

    Done with him
    Living in Atlanta, I have found blacks to be the most racist people toward others and I am from Alabama!

    I find white people to be the most racist and hateful.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  336. TheGDog

    Psssh.... the LGBT community needs to GET OVER itself! If ya didn't like what he said... simply try to convince your friends and community to not support him... and that's that. He can say whatever the freak he wants. If you or I don't like it Boo-frikkity-hoo!

    It's like whenever Black comedians (which I tend to prefer) take pot-shots at the comedic stereo-typical "white-people". Everybody seems to be fine with it when the black guy pokes some fun. But good lord... let a white dude do it... and it's automatically "an off-color comment" or "racist diatribe". No... no it's not... it's just a MoFo speakin' on something with a twist he/she thinks will make some people laugh and/or think about something differently then they did before they heard it.

    I'd also have to imagine a lot of the time though when a comedian speaks on something it probably isn't completely representative of how he/she as an individual TRULY feels on the topic anyway. Remember, they need to employ the dramatic elements of expression in order to maximize the response they can get from a crowd.

    Another thought though.... how much you wanna bet the LGBT is blowin' smoke about this just so they can stir-up some more media attention on THEMSELVES!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Melme.

    Freedom of speech is right. Now i really dont think he would risk his love of his child and stab him, but this ie the Land of the free People are allowed to do ,say,wear,marry,any thing,and everything.hold arguments,have cults,marry your son,impregnate your sister,life insurance on your pet.Woo hoo AMERICA.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • RZ

      Easy fix. You can move to Syria and be controlled in total without fear of expressing yourself or suffering through having to listen to others express what's on their minds. Syria! WoooHooo.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Nomatter

    Comedian? Some peole think a guy who rants about a particular ethnic group or whatever is a comedian? So that makes Neo-nazi's who get on a stage at one of their Bash-a-jew/black festivals is a comedian? What makes that kind of comedian any less marketable as one like Tracy Morgan? The numbers of individuals who will show up at such a scene? Is that the qualifying factor that gives one comedian of the neo-nazi variety the legitimacy that the like of Tracy Morgan has? By that logic and value system, then a Neo-nazi 'comedian' who refers to blacks with the big N word are justs as worthy of being put on stage in a legitimate comedy club as Tracy Morgan, right? I mean, what makes a venue where a so called comedian refers to gays in a disparaging funny way any less offensive then when a Neo-Nazi talks about cooking jews in an oven or refers to Obama as a chicken and waffle eating 'N'? Would Tracy Morgan find it humorous if Neo-nazi's discussed him "Axing ware da Waturmillon b cuz my ho b cravin' waturmellon, yep." Is that an acceptible form of humor in comedy clubs as well? If so, bring back Michael Richards. And hell, we can all be comedian's under the guise of disparaging ethnic groups, religious groups and anyone else we have a haterid for and we'll just call it comedy. Tracy Morgan types would freak and be the first to go on T.V. and condem such theatrics.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Angel_keeper

    Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tracy, stop apologizing aiight.................

    June 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  340. better than that

    He's an ignorant azz... one would think he couldn't be so ignorant... but then, he is someone like that.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Carol

    Why do people "apologize" after they do these types of things????? It's not like they didn't mean it. I know some people are big on freedom of speech but in my opinion just because you can say it doesn't mean it's right.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Learning

    Way to go Tracy!! Awesome!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  343. GrooTheWanderer

    CNN's question: Can comedy go to far? NO. NEVER. PERIOD.

    But.... A comic CAN fail to deliver a joke properly. A comic CAN tell a bad joke.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Louis

    I don't have a problem with people who don't like material a comedian uses or rants about on stage. What I don't like is people telling others who might not have a problem with it that it is wrong and demanding apologies from the comedians. It is simple, if you don't like the material either don't listen to it, leave, or shut up and take it. It is literally that simple. I am not a big fan of Morgan but whatever, I just don't pay attention to him.

    That apology is something that Morgan had to do by the way. Whatever....who cares what he said.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Stop being so dayum sensitive

    Here we go again. Pretty soon we won't be able to say Hi to each other. People need to stop being so sensitive. He's a comedian and who give a f)(K? Everyone has a bad day and no one is perfect. Tracy Morgan tell crude jokes. If you can take the heat, get out of the kitchen. CNN and the other media outlet. THIS IS NOT NEWS!!!!!!!! He apologies and hopefully. He learn his lesson and this joke went too far. Get over it people.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Rob

    So don't go see him or get thicker skin.
    People are so touchy and easily offened nowadays.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Miss Led

    It's just ignorance, plain and simple. I have always thought a lot of Tracy Morgan as a comedian, he's very, very funny. But just like the guy who has too many drinks at a party when he's on a roll and making people laugh...there is always that point where it just ain't funny any more. There is no excuse for what he said, there is no way you can re-color a comment about his personal advocation of hatred and violence towards people who are classified as being different. He should know better, shame on him.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Endocrine

      He can talk! He can talk! He can talk! He can talk!

      June 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ME

      YOU'RE STILL MISLED!!!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH PEOPLE, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, JUST FIND ANOTHER WEB SITE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT...

      June 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  348. RB

    Why does he have to apologize? I don't think he should.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Haha

    Appalling. Vicious. Disgusting.
    I am not easily offended, I love comedians who are "equal opportunity"– Lisa Lampanelli is one of my favorites!!
    He crossed the line, by miles, and in my opinion, there is no return.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Jed

    I used to dislike Tracy Morgan, now I think he is cool.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Benji

    Why y'all surprised? This is how stupid N**gers talk, it's their nature.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  352. barry tipton

    cant wait now that another black actor has gone off on another bigoted rant theyll give him more air time so yeah its good for tracey just like it was for jamie fox when he went off of that hannah montana girl he got great air time after that hell he was doing talk shows n wearing cowboy boots and omg the way cnn anchors touted his name like he was some kind of a hero and not just another ass was amazing cnn should be ashamed for singing his praises at the same time they sort of condemed his feeling and foul language

    June 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  353. bcash101

    Its funny he went ahead and said this because he is reputed to be on the downlow in many circles in NYC (he loves to appear in drag too.) I've heard it multiple times, perhaps this explains his rage towards the LGBT community. As for people comparing the struggle of blacks to gays, it IS a valid comparison and the only people who don't agree tend to be black. THAT is what this is about-civil rights! People go to a comedy show to laugh and admittedly this doesn't sound like a subversive act. He was probably wasted, he certainly has the history to support this claim. I wish people would stop saying that the gay community is easily outraged these days- in fact I feel they are finally finding their voice and its a shame others who would be sensitive to their plight are refusing to do so. Its sad because 30 Rock is a great show, though I suspect Tina Fey will not take kindly to this!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  354. jonah n

    He has never been funny, always wondered why SNL kept him on. He is an embarrassment to our people. But maybe he is the kind of vulgar, ignorant creep that the majority elevates to star status so that their generalizations about groups can be validated.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  355. moveoNY

    What happened to freedom of speech? Can't a person tell an ethnic joke and find it funny anymore or being called a racist? Can't people laugh at gay jokes and still support gay lifestyles. Can't we just laugh ourselves anymore? Part of this country are nothing but crybabies and another part are a bunch of angry bitter people. Why should he have to apologize, this is what he does for a living. If people find it offensive or they don't come and see him perform...he'll get the message. Come on people grow up and put on your big boy pants and big girl panties.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Antwan

    I agree Tracy Morgan was wrong. But the real stories is WERE ARE THE JOBS!!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Mary Ann

    As a parent of a gay son, I certainly don't see the comedy in saying if I had a gay son I would stab him to death. I worry enough about him around disturbed and bullies. I hope somehow – someway in the future, these people are held accountable for their hatred.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Really?

    Is this really news? Really? With all that's going on in this world, I don't even see where this could even get a mention.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  359. alejandro

    Never heard of this guy before, but I think he should run for PRESIDENT!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Suzie

    Frankly, any Asian knows that black people are QUITE capable of picking on other minorities. The theory that they should know better because of their own experience is sadly not borne out in reality. Blacks poll at much HIGHER rates of anti-gay sentiment than whites do, and any Asian knows that when blacks talk about the solidarity of "coloured" people, they just mean "black". Asians are not included, and in fact often become targets.
    -----------

    A poll in the 90's showed blacks were 4 times more likely to hold anti-Jewish views then the general population. The worse hate crime against Jews, the Crown Heights Pogrom, was committed by blacks, and the black civil rights establishment still defends it and had no problem when justice was not done to the Jewish victims of these hate crimes.
    I have openly heard blacks say hateful comments about women, gays, Jews, and Asians loudly in public. Never heard it go the other way though.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Simpin

      This article isn't about Asians, or blacks in general. Its about Tacy Morgan who happens to be black, just like the KKK happen to be white, but nobody is condemning the whole race. Just shows that you have a lack for cognitive thinking especially if you think that never over hearing a gays, women, and jews make hateful comments about blacks means they must nave make them. And you are making inaccurate comparisons. Last time I checked, a black person can be gay, jewish and a women, and all at the same time.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  361. W@W

    Another good reason to call niga stupid apes!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blukarnachion

      I am pretty sure you have some 'ape' blood running through your veins.. I guarentee one of your ancestors climbed into bed with one.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Simpin

      Wow, if an ape could comment on this story, it would look just like yours.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  362. DANA in Alaska

    BURN IN HELL all of you who are gay.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Blax Ploited

    I saw Tracy M talk about a mentally challenged girl in one of his skits. I was cringing and I was in my home. This is what he does. I am not saying it is funny, but he is extremely edgy. Personally. I see nothing to apologize for. It is his job. We as a nation are no longer evolving. We have far too many constraints. If you don't want to hear it....don't listen. Tracy Morgan is not worth your high cost blood pressure pills. He is just another ant in the ant hill toiling away until his demise.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • DANA in Alaska

      I don't like some of the things Chris Rock says about whites or George Lopez says should George have to give up his talk show,should Chris give up his acting.Why did Mr.Michaels HAVE to give up his career?

      June 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Mike

    Someone PLEASE explain why it matters how funny he is? I see a lot of people getting caught up in the inert details. He;s a comedian, he made some comments that offended gay people(how, I don't know). And whatever you do, don't give me the "here's something that'll offend you" routine. Why? Because if it offends me, I state my issue and leave it at that.

    "Oh man, if my kid was like Mike I'd stab him". That really doesn't hurt that much. Not as much as you going to jail(and if my scriptures are correct, hell). As Becky said, not everybody is going to like you or say something good about you. In fact, people may say or even DO something you don't like. GET>>>>OVER>>>>IT.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Confused

    ???? We always assumed Tracey Morgan actually was gay. Perhaps this is simply self-loathing.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Josh

    It is really ridiculous that this is such a story. This wussy society cannot even go to see a stand up comedy act to see a knowingly offensive comedian without getting offended.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  367. kire

    $ucks having to walk around on egg shells because we might offend some sausage snacking sissy.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo

    You know when it comes to racism, people say: " I don't care if they're black, white, purple or green"... Ooh hold on now: Purple or Green? You gotta draw the line somewhere! To hell with purple people! – Unless they're suffocating – then help'em.–Mitch Hedberg

    June 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  369. JaimeeD

    I personally have never been a fan of Tm. Even though I'm a gay white guy, this doesn't "offend" me. It would be amazing for any comedian not to offend someone at their stand up shows. Stand up shows are rarely funny unless stereotypes and racism are exaggerated out of proportion. Its sad that stabbing a gay child is meant to be funny though. I include GAY in the racism category, because we are a race of people. We just don't all come from one ethnicity, country, island, continent. Gay people are one of the largest minorities in the world. WE ARE EVERYWHERE.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Carlos Johnson

    I don't want to be dismissive of those who were offended, but as a Black gay man, I must say that I was not that offended. Comedy is supposed to be over the top. Anyone who is offended by what Tracy Morgan said has obviously never heard Lisa Lampanelli do a show. I don't hear anyone complaining about her comedy, and it's purposely offensive to everyone.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Stan

    I for one am outraged by this behavior. It is actions like this that are at the root of the bullying that LGBT kids are facing today.

    As far as I'm concerned apology not accepted, and I will no longer watch 30 Rock.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • pfft

      knowing you do not accept the apology makes me want to cut myself and throw out my tv. lol.

      June 11, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  372. Brandon I

    Im so tired of everyone comparing being black to being gay. Gay people have all the same rights as anybody else in this country. Gays never went through slavery or had to sit at the back of the bus, segregation, etc. Stop complaining, this man is a comedian. He has the right to joke about what he wants to. When he said he would stab his son, it was just a joke, in reality everybody knows he wouldnt really stab his son. Stop being so sensitive. I have no problem with gays, but i do have a problem with a grown man walking around in lipstick and high heels.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  373. asgardshill

    I demand that Sam Kinison be brought back from the grave and scolded profusely by starving Ethiopeans for his rant on world hunger. And I'm going to want a check because I was offended – a large check should suffice.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Joshua Ludd

    Well, now all those people who look at me weird when I say I don't like Tracy Morgan as he seems somehow really bad natured to me will have some idea what I am talking about.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Pauline

    Oops. People need to stay home and don't go and see his show if that have such thin skins. It was a joke.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  376. **David**

    Who gives a f)(k? This is not news. He's a comedian and tells jokes for a living. People need to stop being so sensitive.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Nita

    People need to stay home if that have suck thin skins. It was a joke.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  378. john316

    I wonder what Tracy Morgan would do if a comedian made anti black jokes ....oh wait....I think that's been done ...and guess what ....blacks didn't find it funny.....and those comedians are now on the trash heap of history....go figure..... I guess the Michael Richards Comedy Hour won't be previewing this fall on NBC after all..... or maybe it will.....stay tuned...

    June 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Simpin

      Its funny because I still like Michael Richards even after that racist rant because I don't think he truly a racist. I know i have said some racist things before about a white person out of anger, but that's all it was. That was probably the only mean thing he could come up with at the moment to attack the hecklers, but I highly doubt he would show up for a Klan rally.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  379. lance corporal

    he plays an idiot on TV, basically what he did on SNL too, his range is perhaps limited to that because that's what he is, a black man in america should well understand the impact of hate speech so there really is no excuse, I've never disliked the man and I love comedy but just like michael richards is condemned rightfully so should this obviously prejudiced man, his character on 30 rock could be done by any low level talent and it is a stooopid character anyway, if it was up to me I'd write him off and write in a better character filled by a better actor

    June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  380. G-man

    I think Morgan is very funny on 30-rock. Probably because of great writing but he pulls it off. This 'bit' was not funny and crude but if we protect free-speech, he has a right to say it. I wouldn't pay 1 cent to see him live but it doesn't have to do with this comment – he just seems not-funny outside of the 30-rock world.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  381. makinUmad

    Hey, if you don't like people giving you a hard time ... stop doing what they give you a hard time about.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  382. MagicBishop

    He's a comedian? Thats a laugh

    June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Bob U

    He should have his fat, ghetto-ass stomped. How's that for bullying?

    June 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Ed

    I get so tired every day of hearing that one group or another or one individual or another feels they deserve an apology. Whatever happened to "just get over it". Maybe I'm so jealous that there are so many groups and so many individuals who lives are in such perfect order that they have nothing else to do but "be offended" by someone or something. Were his comments insensitive? Of course (imagine what his son may think hearing his dad's words). People in general (IMO)–especially when they're in the public eye–often speak before they think. But.....it is what it is...get over it.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      I typed too fast....I meant "whose lives......"

      June 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Hey Ed, great point.

      Additionally, I think WAY too much is made over the spelling issue, but good make up.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  385. smm

    so, is there any sort of transcript of what exactly he said? i keep hearing anti-gay rant and he'd stab his son, i'm just wondering what else he said. i never did think he was funny to begin with, and without some more specifics of what he said i can't say whether i'd think it was funny, but you know, maybe some do. those that don't, you don't have to go to his shows, and if it was in fact an insight into this true opinions of gay ppl rather than a really bad comedy bit, guys, i love you, but too freaking bad. he doesn't have to like gay ppl, he doesn't have to be quiet about it, and he doesn't have to tailor his humor towards not offending gays. i don't expect male black comedians to not make fun of white girls either, nor am i offended when they do, and often see the truth behind the humor, because i AM a white girl and recognize certain kinds of snarkiness in myself as well as my girlfriends. ppl don't like gays, ppl don't like blacks, ppl don't like whites, hispanics, pakistanis, muslims, catholics, amish, etc., etc., ad nauseum. and they don't have to, it's america.can't go around beating and killing ppl you don't like, otherwise, w/e, screw all this P.C. speech, if you don't like someone for w/e reason, say so, and then stfu and go away. i mean, geez, let's all get our panties in a bunch over THIS guy? go find some old richard pryor and think about what things were like when he was coming up, then come back and crab about offensive material from a black guy. at least pryor was actually funny...

    June 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Susan

    Whoops. That wasn't so nice. Glad he's apologizing instead of pretending it was a joke.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Igal

    Frankly, I never liked this actor anyway so he can say anything he wants about the gay community. Besides, I continually reject expression of "regret" and "contrition" said by those who utter hatred in a moment of utter truth-revealing ambiance. I believe THAT moment. I disbelieve the fake, disingenuous, and calculating "apology".

    June 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Luigi

    F@gs are too sensitive. It was a freaking joke.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Valerie White

    I was a fan of Tracy's...No more....There is a difference between comedy, and right out hate...Apologize all he wants...Not accepted.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  390. No Simpin

    Wow, sounds like there are a lot of closet racist on here looking for any reason to express their racist views of black people because Tracy Morgan's PERSONAL VIEW on gays. That's like saying all white people are racist because of David Duke's personal views.

    It was funny how some gays blamed blacks for the passage of Prop 8 in California even though they only make up 6 percent of the states population. The civil rights movement has nothing to do with the gay movement, and don't forget, blacks were brought to this country and Christianized so being anti-gay is a religious view and not a personal discriminatory view out of hate.

    That being said, I don't agree with Tracy's sick hateful rant and but at the same time, I see nothing wrong with his views about gays. Not everyone has to agree with idea of being gay, but they need to be tolerant and respect people that are, which he clearly isn't doing.

    Oh and the most flamboyant gays I have ever seen have been blacks, so they should be the most offended by Tracy Morgan.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Done with him

    Living in Atlanta, I have found blacks to be the most racist people toward others and I am from Alabama!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Simpin

      I thought this was about Tracy Morgan, not black people. And what does his race have to do with anything. A lot of white, mexican, and asian comedians make anti-gay jokes too. And being anti-gay is not racist.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  392. m412

    When I was 9 months pregnant, Tracy Morgan was walking in front of me at the mall. He saw me walking to the door behind him, and didn't hold the door open for me.Haven't liked him since...

    June 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  393. woodrow

    Not being funny is a kiss of death for a comedian. Tracy Morgan has got his kiss.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Krechec

    Bill Maher never has to apologize for his rants. Furthermore Tracy Morgan is quite correct. Gay better get used to ridicule...just like everyone else....except Jews. They also have special status. BARF.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mycology

      BARF is what I do when I think of morons like you who can't stand the idea of Jews being successful, happy, and *gasp* innocent of all the malicious crap you probably believe they do.

      Before you comment, turn on your tv and turn on the most popular cartoon in America right now – Family Guy, and tell me they are "exempt" from critique / insult / comedic jabs. Mort the Pharmacist ring a bell, anyone?

      June 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Juanita

    Gee. He apologies. Get over it people. I agree. THIS IS NOT NEWS!!!!!! Some people need to get a life! He's a comedian and telling jokes is what he does for a living.

    concerned reader
    Typical NI@@ER behavior.

    Does calling Tracy the n-word makes you feel better? Two wrong don't make a right.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Nick

    Wait a minute.... gays are supposed to be exempt from a comedians material? We can't go there?
    Why not??
    They want equality in our society at large. If it's inclusiveness they seek, they must take the good with the bad just like any other corner of the community at large. And comedians must have license. If you don't like his material, don't go to see him.
    It amounts to censorship.
    The gay community just needs to understand if they wish full inclusiveness, then they should see this as part and parcel of just that.
    Get over it.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  397. jellylee2020

    He only apologized because he wants to keep his job. It is neither sincere nor meaningful. I hope his employer does the right thing and fire him.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Beardy

    lol uneducated blacks are funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Standing up For Comedy

    It is absolutely pathetic for Tracy Morgan to cave in to pressure and apologize for his COMEDY act. If you can't take the jokes, LEAVE THE ROOM. Don't go home and cry about it because a group you belonged to got made fun of. Curses and hexes upon the crybaby who complained about this – And shame on you Tracy Morgan for not standing up for comedy, free speech, and being a man about it.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • oops

      By "being a man", Morgan is making the sissy gay men feel 1UPd on, and we can't have a sissy crying louder, it just rallies more sissies and people start leaving the venue – not because the joke may have been too risky – but because people can't hear over the crying sissies. People can only tolerate crying for so long.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  400. vivian m

    Tracy Morgan is an idiot, as is many of the commenters here. Hatred is ugly and it rests in many of your hearts. Judge yourselves instead and you'll be much better people.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Imnotgayorblack

    Oh brother. Don't people prepare themselves for this kind of thing before seeing a standup comic?? Please. Being offended by this, but not by that. Someone needs to get over themselves. Funny or not he's a comic!!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  402. smartypants

    Blacks intolerant? No way.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Mario

    I love 30 Rock but have never really been a big fan of Tracy Morgan. He isn't very funny and does the same thing all the time, it gets old fast, I'm amazed someone could be so stupid and say such horrible things, but its not like Tracy Morgan is known for being witty and clever. I really wish some more SNL alumni would appear on 30 Rock, I'd like to see Lorraine Newman make an appearance.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  404. WOW PEOPLW

    People in this country are making me sick and i am not talking about tracy morgan!!! Yes what he said was very disturbing and was probably uncalled for. But when gay rights activist call for the mans job that is just going to far. You always see gay comedians making fun of there status as being gay and you never hear any gay rights activist say a word. You are not required to like anyone if you dont like gay people then you dont like them. Gay rights activist need to lighten up and put more of your time into getting gay marriages passed instead of worrying about what a comedian is saying. Man this country is going to hell in a hand basket fast with all the sensitive people

    June 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sissy Island Retreat

      Gotta throw all these sissy LGBTards on Sissy Island and setup a high fence around it to protect them from any jokes. Sissy Abuse is running rampant. Useless lot. Welcome to reality, LGBT community. Christ.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  405. GJ

    Have a blessed weekend everyone!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  406. kd

    Lots of social commentary here. At the bottom, truth is probably that Mr. Morgan's transplanted kidney is failing, he's got uremic poisoning and his brain is dissolving. Needs note from doctor.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Daryl

    Last I heard freedom of speech is still protected. No, I am not black.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • WOW People

      Great comment!!! people in this country are just getting way to damn sensitive. Reminds me of demolition man when the future was pleasant and people got find for saying the wrong thing. Thats exactly where we are heading

      June 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  408. doug2222

    Notice the muted response from the liberal groups who would be screaming if this were a conservative making these totally unfunny comments. He's a fool.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Dave

    Funny how the incident got no coverage, first I've heard of it. I guess T. Morgan's the right race and the right party to get this buried, unlike Michael Richards was.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  410. tonymlt

    GIVE ME A BREAK, give him a break. This is not news. Remember this is a comedy club...this sort of thing happens EVERY NIGHT in any club and with all the late night comedians...somebody is always getting ratted on: Obama, Trump, Weiner...need I say more? Let's get real folks.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  411. Scott from NH

    What is the point to any apology that isn't sincere or heartfelt? They are just empty words.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Who Cares

    Anyone who is that easily offended . . . deserves to be offended. Enough with the crying, people. That's not hateful – that's comedy.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • lolz

      Yeah, they're "sissies" and they're a hoot to laugh at, because they cry more :D

      June 11, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  413. Slawdog

    If comedians had to apologize every time they made fun of gays Lisa Lampanelli would be on a worldwide apology tour for the rest of her life.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • weinerschnitzel

      Lisa Lampinelli earned her spot as the Queen of Mean. Morgan is just an cheap imitation of anything he can find. He isnt funny nor original. He has only his Baditude and a foul mouth.

      I would hope to meet him some day and slam his ass with my hard weiner or shoot some manjuice up his nose. I bet he would love it.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • @weinerschnitzel

      Wow! Sounds like you would like it too!

      June 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Waaaambulance

      weinerboy here is telling us what is funny and what is not. anybody taking notes? this is important, riveting life-lesson stuff! it's people like this that start little crybaby rallies, and they usually get laughed at so bad that they get all emo & seclude themselves. save yourself the trouble and go seclude yourself "now". comedy is not your thing – we get it.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  414. SHIARRA

    THE NEXT TIME HYPOCRITICAL BLACKS PROTEST THE "N" WORD REMARKS, PLZ , PLZ,PLZ REMIND THEM OF THEIR INHUMANE JIM CROW LIKE REMARKS LIKE THIS ONE, AND MAY BY LETS PUT CIVIL RIGHTS UP FOR A PUBLIC VOTE, "civil " rights are for the "CIVIL", NOT THE UN-CIVIL

    June 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  415. billsf

    I'm a gay man and I'm not disturbed that he said would kill his son if he found out that he was gay; I'm disturbed that he said he would kill his son for any reason whatsoever. It would be just as disturbing if he said, "I'd kill my son if I found out that he was muslim, atheist, stupid as g.w. bush,etc. I don't see how making a joke about killing a family member in any context can be funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quinsha

      That was my thought entirely. Threatening to kill your kid, or anyone else for that matter is not funny. Yes, the man is protected under Freedom of Speech for most things, and I am protected under Freedom of Speech if I protest. More to the point, here in California I know someone who was brought to court by CPS for making a 'terrorist threat' because he threatened to kill his kid and even though the father said it was 'hyperbole', he was convicted anyways. It seems that some things are not covered under Freedom of Speech, as far as the courts are concerned.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Sissies. Ok, it's a bad joke. Have a kleenex and go cry in a corner – pray to your lgbt goddess or whatever – get over yourselves. Next!

      June 11, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  416. Come out! come out!

    Most likely Morgan...is a gay having trouble coming out.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  417. EvolvYourself305

    His job is make people laugh by reflecting the sentiments and emotions most people feel but can't speak. Just like an artist he paints visual pictures using extreme exaggerations and stereotypes. He definitely pushes the envelope but that's what makes him successful. Point is if you go to an "adult" comedy show be prepared to hear "adult" commentary. I thought this was The Land of Free Speech not Lybia. If Tracey Morgan has to apologize for doing his job then we should make Obama apologize for killing Bin Ladin.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Jeff

    Last time I looked you had freedom of speech in this country. If the nut jobs from Westboro can say the stuff they say and you can get away with all the other garbage you hear, he should be allowed to say what he wants to say without having to apologize. I don't hear anyone demanding an apology every time someone says and anti-Christian remark.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  419. Phil

    Who cares babies....it was a joke....move on.....

    June 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Patrick

    I would stab my son if I found out he was a crappy black comedian.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol sissies

      lol i'd laugh but then black lgbt crybabies would gang together and call johnny cochrane and have me fired. what a bunch of sissies lola

      June 11, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  421. Duane

    I am all for comedy...but being gay, and having grown up in a household where I was told that I needed to "get over my [this] phase" and other things like that, I know how stressful it can be to worry about telling your parents that news.
    And to hear someone say that they would stab their child if they were told they were gay...it's infuriating. It's things like that which have caused such high rates of suicides in gay teens. The thought of your parents rejecting you, and even worse wanting to HARM YOU, for being who you are is a frightening thing to an adolescent. Tracey Morgan should be ashamed of himself.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • sissy

      waaaaah. you don't have to listen to his sketch. it's not like someone is threatening to cover that hole in the back of your chaps. his sketch wasn't about you. it's about comedy. comedy makes people laugh, and others take the blunt of the jokes. that's what comedy is all about. nobody wants to hear lgbt victim crying over jokes. get over yourself.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  422. MGF

    It's funny that all of you are quoting the first amendment and that you have the right to say what you want to whomever you want, etc. WHY DON'T YOU TRY THAT AT WORK? WHY DON'T YOU TRY TELLING YOUR BOSS WHAT YOU THINK OF HIIM, OR THE GAY PERSON THAT SITS NEXT TO YOU?? You'll be losing your job in about two minutes, First Amendment or not! You have the right to say what you want, but you don't have the right to slander or make hateful remarks to people or groups. That doesn't even have anything to do with rights, it's just common decency. And, again, I say that telling an audience, whether they are gay or not, that you would kill your own son if he was gay, is just stupid and hurtful and definitely NOT FUNNY. If you classify yourself as a comedian, than write funny jokes that make people laugh, not cringe. Try to put things into perspective.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Pattinson1814

    Tracy Morgans show in Nashville was not at a comedy club. It was at the Ryman Auditorium, which for the record, use to be a church. It is one of the most respected buildings in the city, or the US for that matter. Which makes what he said even more vile in my opinion. It shows that he has no respect for having the privelage of performing in such a prestegious venue. Much less having respect for human beings. Hate speech against anyone is WRONG be it against black, white, asian, straight, gay, male, female. It only fuels more intolerance. The fact he could even consider the thought of stabbing his son for any reason is SICK. Especially making a joke out of it.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  424. RDM

    point proved again, thank you, Rob

    June 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  425. whatsupdoc

    What is wrong is a group of people that doesnt like what someone says and go after them, try and get them fired, ect..

    We all have a voice, and we all will never agree on everything, but that doesnt give you the right to ruin someone's life cause you disagree with what they says.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  426. RDM

    and there we have it folks.... "Feltch" just proved my point

    June 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  427. Rob

    I'm so sick of people defending peoples ignorance and stupidity because they are a comic. What is wrong with people like Tracy. What a sorry excuse for a human being as well as any of you that defend his behavior. I can't figure out what has gone wrong with humanity as of late. Tracy was funny on 30 Rock because it wasn't him, it was his lines. I've seen his stand up, it's stupid and isn't funny, just ignorant noise.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • lolzbbqz

      has the world changed that drastically that we should all have to cater to "your" preferences of comedy? he's a comic. comics make fun of people. if you've ever listened to dave chappelle or richard pryor, or george carlin – legends – they all say stuff that is off the chain – and that will offend people. that's their job. speaking of jobs – maybe you can thump the bible a little less, and get a taste of what comedy is before flappin' yer lips. the world doesn't revolve around you.

      June 11, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  428. Mark

    No one has the right to be free from being offended. Public discourse seems to be moving in the direction of guarantying everyone such a right, to our detriment as a society.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  429. joe

    "Waaa waaaaaa waaaaaaa, someone made fun of us, Waaaaaaaaa"

    June 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  430. Name*Jasi

    What kills me is that the news and twitter and other news outlets were able to get ahold of some random guy on facebook who was crying about jokes at a " comedy club", so they could talk bad about him but was not able to get ahold of the actual comedian to get a comment first. I'm sure he has a publicist. A manager. Someone they could have got ahold of. Even someone from his tv show. If I'm nit mistaken, he did not say he didn't like guys. He has even played sum guy skits and comedy roles. He said he would want his son to come tell him. He didn't say he would stop loving him. Find another damn story.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  431. humtake

    Ok, I'll be the one to put a dose of reality into this heap of dung:

    "“Hateful remarks that mock youth suicides and the very real emotional and sometimes physical bullying LGBT kids face on a daily basis have no place in a comedy routine,”

    Should read:
    "Any person involved with any LGBT organization has no place in a comedy routine"

    Sorry, but comedy is just like cartoons. Nothing that a comic says on stage should have any bearing on how someone feels about themselves. If every person who ever did not agree with a comic were to be put into the news, it would take us until the end of this century just to read the list of names. People in the real world need to learn that what is said on stage is for comedy purposes only. Comics are trying to make money. They will say anything that makes people laugh, because that is what effects their bottom line. If you were offended by his show, then you know in the future to never attend one. Case closed. There doesn't need to be a news article about it, and their certainly doesn't need to be an organization coming out about it. Yep, I said "coming out" as a pun. If it offends you, can you please write up a news article about me and have your organization publicly speak out about me? I'll gladly go in front of a camera and apologize that people like you exist. Thank you.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • stacy

      like.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Like

      June 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • yup

      yup. if you're a sissy, and you act like a sissy, you're going to laughed at because you're a sissy. if you're lgbt, and you act like a sissy, you're being laughed at cause you're a sissy. sissies are fun to laugh at. if you don't want to be laughed at, don't be a sissy. likewise, if you're a sissy and can't take a joke – put earplugs on. for the love of god don't go all-out sissy and cry about lgbt hate. this isn't about you. lgbt sissy activists don't belong in any comedic organizations – because sissies can't take a joke. don't wanna be discriminated against? quit being sissies – and quit dressing up all butch-like, with armpit hair and men's haircuts, ladies. you'll be laughed-at too. it's really not about lgbt it's about being laughed at because you're carrying on in public like freaks.

      June 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  432. stacy

    He is funny. That's why he's making millions. Duh.
    Also, black commedians make fun of white people, white commedians make fun of black people, and everyone makes fun of Asains and Mexicans. That's what makes commedians funny: they say what everyone else is thinking! And you don't complain about all the racist jokes!
    Difference is, you are born black, white, tan, etc-it's not a conscious decision you make. Get over it-you chose the life you live! And FYI-your complaining isn't going to stop those jokes from coming.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • BettyBettyBetty

      "and everyone makes fun of Asians and Mexicans"

      Yes, because Asian and Mexican comedians don't exist in the United States.

      Pull your head out of your rear, por favor.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • stacy

      Yes, they do, and they make fun of themselves. A truely funny person knows how to make fun of themself. So pull your head out of your rear, please, and speak english. This IS America.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  433. John K

    Tracy's character is the only one that I never liked on 30 Rock. Possibly, because it was so close to the truth of who he actually is. I will no longer watch or support anything with which he is associated.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Yeah, he's over. He and Weiner and Gingrich will all be having a drink down at the Loser's Club tonight.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Derrick

    To all of the people comparing this to the Michael Richards incident: Tracy Morgan DID NOT scream out "the F Word pertaining to gays" at a person in the audience at the top of his lungs. So it is NOT the same thing. He did not say he would stab his son because he was gay. The comment he made was "if he doesn't talk like a man (making high pitched mocking noises), I would stab him". Obviously a joke. Maybe a very tasteless joke, but an OBVIOUS JOKE. You can't compare what Tracy Morgan did to what either Mel Gibson or Michael Richards did, because the issue is NOT THE SAME.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Tom

    He is not funny in any context. Seems like the thing nowadays is just to spew a lot of venom, and then say "Sorry". That seems to make it all better! There is absolutely no accountability in today's world for anyone's action! Say what you want, hurt whom you want.....and then say sorry!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  436. Kent

    Disgusting...I wouldn't spend a minute watching him or a dollar to see him. I can only hope others feel the same.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  437. Larry

    I get a kick out of these people who do stuff like this and then think an apology will correct it. Bull to that! I don't think the man is funny either and needs to get another profession.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Who Cares

    I'm offended by the gay-marriage proposal. Where's my apology?

    June 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  439. Robert M

    Were he a white comedian who made similarly offensive comments about blacks, his career implosion could be measured with an egg timer. See: Michael Richards.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  440. John S

    Opinions are like buttholes everybody got one.......Now you given him what he wanted....People should be able to say whatever they want.....dont listen dont watch!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  441. TonyEEEE

    Doesn't "tolerance" iclude being tolerant of people who may br intolerant of something YOU are tolerant of??

    Bottom line, everyone needs a thinner skin, we will never have a global "kum-by-ah" moment (don't nail me on spelling!) and people should be feel to love or hate jews, protestants, blacks, whites, Catholics, gays, straights, yellows, cyans, magentas, and any combination thereof!

    Get a life!!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  442. Buster Bloodvessel

    That's weird, because Tracy Morgan is really swishy. He's the gayest-acting straight man I ever saw. He gets on my nerves.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  443. Mark

    I am tired of hearing the whining in America, everyone is offended by everything someone else says. One thing to note, we have the right in this country to say whatever we like, when we like, to whomever we like...as upheld by this nations courts regarding the fanatics from the church that protests at funerals. So, you can protest at a funeral about a particular ethnic group, but all hell breaks loose when you say it as an individual in a public forum. Here's what I was always told growing up, if you don't like it, turn around and walk away. I guess we have forgotten how to do that as a people. Instead, we would rather cry and whine to the nation on the news and on social media that we have been assaulted as a group, and we want our struggles known, and we want everyone in the world to accept us and apologize to us. Well let's see reality, I have my own opinions, beliefs and stand on every issue, if I choose to make that known, it is my right, if it offends you...waaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      When you make your living telling jokes, you better be funny. This isn't funny, and he won't be making any more movies. Remember when that guy who played Kramer committed suicide?

      June 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  444. MGF

    I HAVE NEVER FOUND TRACY MORGAN TO BE FUNNY! I SAW ONE OF HIS STAND-UP ROUTINES ON HBO RECENTLY, AND HE IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL. HIS COMEDY IS BRASH AND RUDE, BUT NOT FUNNY! I HAVEN'T HEARD THIS LATEST RANT, BUT IF IT'S AS SOMEONE HERE MENTIONED THAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT KILLING HIS OWN SON IF HE WAS GAY, THAT'S TOTALLY OVER THE TOP. HOW CAN ANYONE THINK THAT WOULD BE FUNNY AND BELONG ON A COMEDY ROUTINE. I THOUGHT HE WASN'T FUNNY ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, AND I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK HE'S FUNNY ON 3RD ROCK, AND ANYONE COULD REPLACE HIM IN A FLASH. WHAT A JERK!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  445. normal person

    why apologize? HE WAS absolutely RIGHT!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  446. D

    Either say it, meant it, and OWN IT...or don't say it at all. These back-peddling clowns are pathetic. If you feel that way, that is your choice, I personally disagree 100 fold, but at least have the stones to own it.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • markkoenig

      Hyperbole (play /haɪˈpɜrbəliː/ hy-pur-bə-lee;[1] Greek: ὑπερβολή, 'exaggeration') is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  447. Who Cares

    Every joke is at someone's expense. Stop being so creative about things to be "offended" about. Grow a friggin' pair, whiners!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      "Every joke is at someone's expense" that's what your mom said last night.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Jordan C

    It was joking. He is a comedian. Gays need to get over it. If they want equal treatment they should just shut up and laugh like the rest of us. Whites, blacks, asians, mexicans, and anyone else get made fun of by comedians, thats there jobs. If you don't like it then im pretty sure they wouldn't care if you came to the show or not, ecspecially Tracy Morgan. Keep doing what you do.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Grumpster

    Note how he says he's sorry people were offended, not that he's sorry for saying what he said. Big difference. Sounds like an apology, but he's actually doing the opposite of apologizing.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  450. tiredofbiggots

    While it's true that as Americans we all enjoy freedom of speech there is such a thing as class and tact. Clearly he lacks both of those qualities. I personally enjoy comedians that push the boundaries of the "PC social norm" but that was beyond the pale. If you took the "gay" out of that act and used "ni**er" then we'd be hearing Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson howling on every media outlet that is willing to listen. The fact that there are so many people saying that gay people need to just shut up and take a joke is tantamount to telling Rosa Parks to shut up and get her black a** to the back of the bus where she belongs. Until you've been treated like a second class citizen you have no right to tell gay people how to feel about being discriminated against. People like Tracy Morgan are free to believe what ever they want, but why is it still so acceptable to make anti gay comments like that? This is exactly why so many gay youth commit suicide and their blood will forever be on the hands of people like Tracy Morgan. May it haunt his dreams at night.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • equalization

      I understand what your saying, but how can blame gay jokes as the reason young gay people are killing themselves. With all the advancements we have made in America, it's still hard being a young, educated black man in American. Does that mean black people should be justified to kill themselves because they get turned down for jobs, loans, ETC and get stereotyped everywhere they go EVERYDAY.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaneCookBlows

      And I'm tired of whining maggots who blame everyone and everything for their shortcomings. In a cruel, over-populated world, nature finds a way to kull it's weakest and most useless – suicide.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      I bet his son IS gay.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Kells

      I am so sick of hearing about how bullying and anti-gay comments cause suicide. The person that commits suicide caused their death, and nobody else. By definition suicide is self inflicted. I was bullied both physically and verbally, as a teen for being different. I was called many of the same slurs that gay teens are called, and was even expelled from High School for defending myself against it. I never once considered suicide. It is a cowards escape, and there is not a single person to blame except the coward. Just because the media has gone into crusade mode on the subject, doesn't mean they are correct. Like most people who are bullied, I focused on what made me different, and learned to use it to my advantage. Now I am able to make a decent living as an artist. If there had been all this hyper sensitivity in the 1980's when I went through it, I doubt I would have felt so strongly about success being the best revenge. I could have just blamed my bullies for making me feel inadequate and applied for disability for my "depression".

      June 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  451. Funtoper

    Wow! Just read the comments. Instead of seeing a backlash on Morgan's anti-gay slurs, all I see is derogatory remarks on his race. I suppose people are more annoyed that he is black than the fact that he made an anti-gay remark.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Spitfire

    Oh c'mon people – grow a thicker hide will you? It was a COMEDY club. PC and comedy very rarely are in the same room together. Look at shows like South Park or Family Guy – funny stuff but highly offensive to just about every group. Americans have always had the great ability to laugh at themselves and each other, let's not toss that aside in some sort of lame sensitivity exercise.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      If that was comedy, it was a clear fail. When nobody laughs, your career is over; time to open that car dealership in Fresno.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  453. SERIOUSLY PEOPLE

    Whats the different between a comedian blurting out gay or racist remarks and a carefully planned out movie script blurting gay and racist remarks???? We can watch a movie that is full of them and give it "two thumbs up " and "five stars" , but a comedian can't speak off the top of his head about it. I guess pre-meditated discrimination is the only form that is acceptable. Everybody on here that had some negative, ignorant and racist are the real bad guys on here.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  454. GMG

    At some point in the last 15 years or so, something really important was taken from all of us. Freedom of speech. We have all become so angry all the time that people literally look to start a fight or a racial issue every chance they can. The reality is that Tracy Morgan shouldn't have to apologize. If he really thinks that way that he is 100% allowed to. You, me, anyone doesn't have to like, but he doesn't have to qualify that to us. Black people can hate whites and vice versa, etc. etc. The real issue is people cannot learn to mind their own business and turn the other cheek so to speak. If it offends you than dont listen. If its offensive to watch than turn the channel or turn off the tv. No one brings up that people want to be offended and want to pick fights over it. That is the real issue. Let people be what they want to be as long as they are not breaking the law

    June 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      "Freedom of speech" Get back to me when he gets arrested for doing 'comedy.' Boy, I bet you're fun with a few drinks in you. You are free to say anything you want, and I'm free to whip you down the street for saying it. If I hire you to do comedy and you are tragic instead, I'm free to fire you and order you off the stage. Go stand in the park and rant about 'libruls' all day if you want, it's a free country. But you can't come to my house or get in my face and talk smack to me without losing blood.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ivan Libya

      GMG, great post. Busta, you're a moron.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Cambob

    "If my son was gay, I'd stab him".. OMG, funny! That's almost as good as "If my son was black, I'd stab him" Tracy Morgan, you really are one hell of a joke!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  456. Jack meoff

    I'd stab his son to death if he said he was as ugly as Tracy Morgan.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  457. Adam

    Hate the sin, not the sinner, Tracy.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Brandon W

    Anyone who has ever heard Tracy Morgan speak knows that statement was written by someone else. His self-written statement would have been along the lines of; "Ahs *&^%$#@! says whats on ma mother*&^%$#@! mind 'n' if yas mother*&^%$#@! dont like it, dont comes to ma mother*&^%$#@! show". Roughly translated, of course.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  459. Bobba Fett

    It's ok Tracy, no apology necessary. You're black.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  460. rdm

    WOW !! Lot of "tolerance" on display from the Human Rights Campaign (all sarcasm intended) ! Especially for a group seeking tolerance for themselves !! So much B.S. Just another pressure group like the ACLU or the NAACP, tolerant to them means "agreeing with us," only..... to be different (i.e., Christian or successful and white) and express my beleifs means I am somehow a 'hater' or 'racist'. Can you all not see these organizations DON'T really want there to be complete tolerance or loss of racism in the world, otherwise, they go out of business !

    June 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  461. Sausagefest

    Go, Tracy, go! Lambaste the fairies – and everybody else. And a hearty hello to all you dickless, mirthless bigots out there. Toss my salad – all of you.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Liberal

    I can't believe how this idiot has become a comedian in the first place. As a comedian he is at the bottom of the pack. He was never great on SNL skits. Even now, he has no worth or merit. I hope NBC throws him out of that show. On the top of his mediocre talents, he talks nonsense about a segment of our population. This is not freedom of speech but abuse of speech. Being a black one would think he would be more compassionate and considerate towards social minorities knowing how these people suffered over the years. Shame on you Morgan. You have no place in comedy.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  463. erich2112x

    Nobody cares about who's gay or not, it's the 'Queens' that everyone hates. The most blackhearted, back stabbing, jealous creepazoids walking the earth. And we're not supposed to notice this, lest we're bigoted and politically incorrect.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  464. DJ

    It's not the first time he has done it. He is only apologizing because people are outraged and he fears for his career. He isn't apologizing because he suddenly developed a soul.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  465. Brian Fellows

    My name is Brian Fellows and making angry statements about gay people is the wrong thing to do in this country! Stick to making fun of white males!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  466. ART

    He probably is drinking again, actually he should oh been locked up long time ago for his numerous drunk driving episodes

    June 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Agnim

    We wonder if Tracy's OWN SON is as offended because dad makes joke about stabbing him to death?
    Racists are always seeking to 'shut up' Black people.
    And the mentally mixed up racists, the filth-stirrers, are the worse kinds of racists.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  468. David F

    Oh, I see. Some of you out there think it's funny and just a joke that he threatened to kill his son if he told him he was gay? And that the gay community should "learn to take a joke?" And that people shouldn't take remarks like that seriously because he's a comedian? Were ya'll this glib when Michael Richards went on a rant about black people a while back?

    Ok...let's put that to the test. Take your child/children within hearing range of the first policeman you see. Threaten loudly to kill your kids for doing something, then turn to the cop and tell him "Just joking" See how well that goes over and let us know.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dom

      if you translate a joke literally, of course it's not as funny. I hope you don't go out very often, seems like trivial stuff will offend you, god forbid.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Dom

    The gay community is always whining about some joke in their direction. Newsflash, either all humor is okay or none of it is, grow some thicker skin and except jokes, even if they are crude. I'm so sick of how sensitive our society has become, don't go to see a raunchy comedian if you don't want to hear jokes like that.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dom

      *accept jokes

      June 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • RH

      Wah wah wah. You sound a little sensitive yourself, Dom.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MM

      So saying you'd kill your child because he's gay is what passes for comedy these days?

      Well, no it's not. And if you think this is funny, you should seek help. You are obviously disturbed.

      June 12, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  470. CNT

    You people are killing me. He is a comedian, they make fun of everyone. Has the gay community become so sensitive that if you look at them cross eyed they cry. Here is a some facts for you most people are tired of the PC police. No I am gone because this whole conversation is GAY

    June 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Repent

      I dnt get what the issue is, because I would do the same thing. And I will not bow dwn to Baal, gay people need to get their self together, who ever attened the show knows what TM is about, just like the other statement says about his other offensive jokes I beleive the person whinning is a closet gay anyway, but yall better get it right even the comments are ugly toward one another a whole lot of people are going to be left behind

      June 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  471. shannon g

    The problem with Tracy is that he's not funny. I guess losing all that weight, caused him to lose some brain cells too..
    NOW THAT WAS FUNNY!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  472. OMG-John

    I bet the offened gay guy was lol when tracy was making jokes about white stright guys or throwing the N word around.. It's a comedy club and he is going to say stuff. It's his act.. If you go there expecting anything else you are a fool (black, white, or gay).. Get over it....

    June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • shannon g

      Man you must be in the 3rd grade to come up with that statement.

      Please stay in school, or go back to school.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  473. Sigh

    Wow no kidding you went to a comedy club and got offended? Here's an idea...DON'T GO.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • San

      That is the idea. The articles about his tirade has been posted all over social media, there's a movement to boycott his shows, many people have contacted NBC, he's apologized very quickly as a result (forced to, I"m sure), and I am sure Tina Fey will be having a word or two with him. So "don't go" is exactly right; that is what people in droves are going to do when Tracy Morgan performs. It's called the power of the purse.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  474. jon

    I didn't care about Tracy Morgan when he was a Tim Meadows-wannabe on SNL; and now that he's been in a few worthless, unfunny movies I care about him even less.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  475. James

    I was totally believing this story and all behind Mr. Rogers and his anger until he made the outrageous claim that Tracy Morgan is a comedian. Nice try, Mr. Rogers. Nice try.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  476. d23

    Get over it. If this man took the stage and started eating watermelon, while dancing the "jiggaboo" you idiots would have probably wet your pants. I love how each group wants special treatment, but turns a blind eye when the joke isn't on them. YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL!!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Michael Wong

    In a fair world, Tracy Morgan would be treated just like Mel Gibson and Michael Richards, who blasted Jews and blacks respectively (the latter even did it as part of a stand-up act, just like Tracy Morgan). However, this is not a fair world, and I doubt Mr. Morgan will experience even a tenth of the career destruction that Mr. Gibson and Mr. Richards did.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • S.H.

      Judging from your responses it seems as though you have had some less than pleasant experiences with African Americans. Your perceptions are wrong about our community, but that is something you will need to work out for yourself. I do have a correction though. What Michael Richards said to the Black patron was not a part of a routine. The man heckled Richards on stage, Richards got upset and called him the 'N' word several times. He then painted a scenerio in which the man was lynched for speaking disrespectfully to a White man. Again this was not part of the routine.

      I have never been a fan of Tracy Morgan and what he said was horrible. Hollywood is extremely liberal and Morgan will pay for his remarks. The industry does not favor Blacks like you think it does.

      June 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  478. Ebony

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Litterboxrox

    Uh...comedian? The guy's about as funny as a holocaust joke.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  480. jj

    What an a ss this guys it. Aside from the ignorant trash he's spewing – people paid to see a comedy show. This is just hate speech. And how do we know it's wrong? Change 'gay' to 'black', accent, music... and watch TJ turn purple!
    So, it's OK to bully blacks? If the country's majority thinks gay is a wrong, frivolous choice, it's OK for us to hate for not speaking like the majority, or listening to country music...
    I guess I don't understand why this guy is funny, or why someone would pay to see him (at the Ryman???). I've only seen him on 30 rock, and he really stops the show – and not in a good way!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  481. Double Standard

    One would certainly think that as a member of the Black community that has suffered discrimination, he would be sensitive to making comments that are considered discriminatory to others. Apparently that was not the case here and many are rightfully upset!

    June 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Ed

    It seems like every comment wall you go to if the topic involves someone black some racist has to leave a racist comment. Still to this day blacks compared to whites rarely ever make racial comments toward whites.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  483. ann

    People can make anti gay jokes, retarded jokes. and other ignorant people think its funny. Its not. When other comedians make "racial" jokes, its not funny why? Words can hurt. think before you talk!

    June 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  484. Mencia

    When – good thing they never come after me for all the joking i do

    June 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mencia

      Whew, rather

      June 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJBIRDS

      It is not just a gay joke!! He said he would stab his son!! No humor in it at all! weather his son was gay or not....lets say he said he would stab his son if he married a white woman...would that be funny?

      June 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      @JJ kinda...

      June 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  485. GGWKiF

    woot for the gays not having a sense of humor.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJBIRDS

      What is gay humor about stabing your son?

      June 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ashe

      We have a great sense of humor. The issue is that teen suicide for Gay Teenagers is already high enough. There is a lot of fear in coming out and being literally cut out of your family. It may or may not have been a joke – but if it was – it was the line where comedy goes too far. It should more be likened to a German comedian making jokes about the Holocaust that reflect it as a "positive" event. Stabbing your gay son, hits the edge where satire and comedy are no longer the right words and you've gone to insensitive and hurtful statements.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffision

      Exactly when did threatening to stab one's child become "humor"?

      June 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Apologize NBCUniversal

    So, he haphazardly apologized under pressure, but what about NBC Universal? We have yet to hear their apology/condemnation of what he said as the Human Rights Campaign has called for.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Joe in Kalispell, MT

    Why apologize? Free speech means anyone is free to be an idiot!
    What ever happened to "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me"?

    June 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Hoagiesmoker

    you all thstop it. I sthought ith wasth funny. He'sth all such a cutie pie too. Usth gaysth muthst juthst learn to live with these comedy routines. I wish he was wearing white shorts so i could look at that licorice stick he's packing

    June 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  489. wqnluv

    If you did not hear this portion of the comedy skit, don't make a comment. Once you listen to the skit you can then at least make an objective statement about the context of what he said. That is all.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jayman419

      No one has heard the skit. Every media report goes back to one blog post. He was uncomfortable during that part of the show, but he still has no way of knowing if this is what Morgan really believes.

      Watching him in the Longest Yard, it's hard to say he has much hate in him.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Rachel

    He's only sorry until the next time it happens. And the time after that. Etc.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  491. George Waithaka

    Bad choice of words. I hope the apology is true reflection of his heart.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Ed Lashley

    Were up here talking about a anti-gay joke by Tracy Morgan that was discrimination to the gay community and then Paul Wilson has to go as far as calling the man an ape. A racial slur that is offensive to blacks. That shows he has no class or integrity as well. I swear racism is just as bad as it was only difference today is there is no segregation and ppl keep their racist comments to themselves unless of course their on the internet. Cowardly!

    June 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  493. dave

    stange coming from a guy with a drag queen name.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BettyBettyBetty

      I actually laughed at this one. Too true, too true. :p

      June 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • nagrom

      LOL OMG Dave I never thought about that!! Tracy??? When was the last time you heard of a macho man named Tracy??
      Dick Tracy!!!

      June 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  494. C

    firstly, Its' against the law to hate something or someone. At this moment, the government can't control what we think. So, if you don't like something, it's ok. It's called thinking on your own people!!!!!!!!! don't let groups like that try to scare you out of thinking for yourself!!

    June 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sighko Sis

      I guess the 'C' doesn't stand for "coherent".

      June 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • jayman419

      Morgan wrote the jokes and doesn't deny it. But for all we know his demeanor could have been the beginnings of hypoglycemia.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • P

      If only people would think for themselves, instead of buying into culture war hyperbole. They might conclude that as long as actual gay teenagers are killing themselves, every single, day due to comments like this, it really isn't a laughing matter.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Peter

    Strange guy. Morgan seems to have a well of anger in him. Many comedians do, but they channel it into humor. Morgan, Michael Richards, Roseanne and others have suddenly "let go" on stage in the middle of their acts with very unfunny rants that had the audience squirming in their seats. I guess people like this just lose touch after a while, and think that they can just spew this garbage and people will think that it is entertaining. Not entertaining. Not funny. Not profound. Not anything but raw anger. I don't need to pay $65 to see raw anger.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Tracy

    He apologizes to his fans and the gay & lesbian community it says above. Why is it people always apologize to the specific group as if they would be the only ones offneded. He should be apologizing to all people. Its offensive , period.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • San

      Awesome. Spot on.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      You are my new best friend, Tracy. Well said.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • boo

      boo booo booo tracy you suck

      June 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Floyd

      so the @Phil gay guy posting above owes all Christians and everyone else who is offended an apology for his use of our Lord's name the way he has? That is offensive, as is many other comments towards all groups. Everyone draws a different line as to what is offensive. It was a comedy routine, albeit not a funny one. No room for bigotry in any forum but it seems to run rampant on these blogs even by those who claim to be a victim themselves.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I think someone who is gay was the one who complain and post it on his facebook. I guess CNN did a story on it and had the guy from facebook on their show I am assuming this is how the story got out. Otherwise, it would have been a non issues.

      June 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizard

      He should apologize to NO ONE! All you whiners need to get your blankies and climb up in your Mama's laps. The rest of us are moving on!

      June 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  497. San Jose

    Tracy MORON.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  498. tdr

    I guess freedom of speech doesn't count if you say something that offends ANYONE. PC out of control.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anotheralt

      Where's the freedom of speech issue? He exercised his speech, and the HRC did the same by calling him out on it. Freedom of speech doesn't mean we sit by silently when someone is causing harm. And if you don't think there's harm in those remarks, I can't say that I care much.

      June 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • grist

      tdr,

      You just don't understand freedom of speech. I am amazed how many times this argument is used.
      He is free to speak his hateful ideas. Ethical people are free to denounce him and boycott him.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • AMcCaffrey

      Freedom of Speech means no one should stop you from saying what you want to say – it doesn't mean you are immune from the consequences of saying it. Other people are free to respond to what he said with their own opinions and actions – like not buying tickets to his show, or not watching his TV program.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • VinceP

      The fact that he feels a need to apologize for his remarks is indicative of the chilling effect that political correctness has on the idea of Free Speech. Because we are afraid of the social consequences of saying certain words or using certain phrases that are deemed "offensive" by specific groups, we are less likely to utter those words or phrases, which is tragic.

      It is a dangerous road to travel on because the definition of "offensive" becomes fluid as society changes. Many references to the African-American Civil Rights Movement and its relationship to the LGBT Equal Rights Movement have been used in this very thread. And trust me, the two are very much related as they are BOTH about the unequal treatment under the law of human beings within a society. The treatment of LBGT's may not appear to be as horrific, but I suspect that has much more to do with the access to media than anything.

      BTW, I don't find Tracy Morgan's "comedy" even remotely funny. It's uninspired and is nothing more than shock comedy. I also find the remarks he made at the Ryman Auditorium, according to article, to be offensive and distasteful. However, I would not demand an apology from him for making them. He can spew his hate all he wants behind closed doors.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anotheralt

      "Because we are afraid of the social consequences of saying certain words or using certain phrases that are deemed "offensive" by specific groups, we are less likely to utter those words or phrases, which is tragic."

      Welcome to the history of how language and society interact. This isn't new. People get all up in arms about things being "too PC." Society has always tried to govern communication based on values. You just don't like these values.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      America should amend their 1st amendment because it is flawed. There is freedom of speech and then there is hate speech. Hate speech produces only hate and violence and debases human beings – that's why you America and so screwed up and will never recover from that black pit they find yourselves in – they are way too willing to hate on each other because 'they have the right to do so' – well go ahead -hate yourselves to death why don't you. But please close your borders and don't come out ever again. The NAZIS were pure hate speech and look where it got them – EXTINCT! (I can just imagine what kind of response I am going to get from some of them now that I have stirred the bee's nest with my stick).

      June 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • lotsahelp

      What he said IS free speech and it is what our country is about. He wasn't calling for action by anyone else to go harm people.
      If you LIKE someone just because they are gay, black, Irish, Jewish, whatever you are just as stupid as someone who dislikes someone for that reason. But you have the right(apparently) to like someone for no real reason- but now people don't have the right to dislike someone for no real reason.
      Great.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      TDR, you have a few fundamental misconceptions.
      First, your notion of PC is: "I don't want to obey the laws of the land and I seek to disparage the rights of others through the exercise of my own rights."
      Sorry, it doesn't work that way. Go look up the ninth amendment.
      That said, freedom of speech as an amendment only speaks to GOVERNMENT, not private functions, such as at a comedy club. There are also limits to that right. You may NOT actively discuss plans to overthrow the government of the United States, that is sedition. Treason would be committed when one initiates the act, previously, it's sedition.
      Subversion is also illegal and is speech based.
      You can't come onto my property and say whatever you wish, I can shut you up and eject you from my property, in some states, by main force and force of arms.
      Learn a little about your own nation and its laws.

      June 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smegma Sandwich

      VinceP,

      If you believe what you say, you don't cave to the political correctness. If you feel the influence of political correctness and alter your speech, you are a coward. You should say what you believe and stand by it. In this case, Morgan completely deserves the reaming that he is getting because he is/was a fool. If he was saying it for the shock factor, then he doubly deserves the reaction he's getting. But if he truly believes it, I fully support his right to keep saying it. Of course, I also fully support the rights of others to call him a bigot idiot and rip him a new one.

      Basically what I'm saying is the "chilling effect" is the reaction of a coward. If the majority of the world reacts poorly to something you say and that bothers you, then you need to examine the fact that you might be wrong. If it doesn't bother you and you still believe it, then more power to you and keep saying and believing it.

      June 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zackster

      Freedom of speech doesn't mean there aren't consequences for what you say. Don't get them confused.

      And what if he was white and said "I'd stab my daughter if she came home with a black man"? That is the same and equally horrific.

      June 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Thespar

    Id take his apology seriously except for the fact that is how the black community actually feels abot gays. Black gays, anyway.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Black Community

      @Thespar

      You can not speak for the black community especially if your white not all black hate gays I have gays in my family it don't bother me at all.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Jame

    Fool!
    Maybe we should all go out and stab to death comedians when they get old, fat, ugly and are no longer funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • penny

      Morgan never was funny. He is just another "in yo face" ignorant piece of garbage. It would be great if the headline read "Tracy Morgan dies from shotgun blast to his big mouth."

      June 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donald

      penny
      Morgan never was funny. He is just another "in yo face" ignorant piece of garbage. It would be great if the headline read "Tracy Morgan dies from shotgun blast to his big mouth."

      What you said is no different than Tracy's joke. I wouldn't wish death, cancer or violence upon any one.

      June 12, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • glambert

      i like that,start with tracy

      June 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Stephanie

    be quiet,

    You shouldn't be calling other people ignorant.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Paul Wilson

    Morgan will undoubtably lose many fans, regardless of his apology. Just like a minister sets a date for the 2nd coming of Christ ,and it is -as usual- not kept. I see NO reason for this outburst other than hatred inherent in his heart.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      While I'm in no way defending what Morgan said this past week, I can't help but wonder why there was no moral outrage after his girlfriend donated a kidney to him a few months ago (resulting in his absence from "30 Rock") and as soon as the operation was over, he dumped her.

      I love "30 Rock", but I can't watch it anymore after that news broke.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Funnyman

      As a comedian your going to affend certain portions of an audience. When you make jokes for an hour straight your going say things that some people don't like. ITS COMEDY, get over it.....and if you can't handle it then you probably shouldn't go to a COMEDY show!!!!

      June 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • tapuhere

      O-Kay, "Apology-Schmology," you're right up there with him.

      Fn: See Wolfram, English Dialects in America (YOU don't speak "better" English; you're just uneducated.)

      June 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kev

      Well he lost a few fans but gained many more who feel the same way.

      June 13, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  503. Logan

    Way to take the high road, guys. Good job.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • markkoenig

      TM is evil, its called hyperbole, it is frequently used not just in comedy but in life, people get mad and say they wanna kill someone even though they never would, learn the difference.

      June 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Mad R@p3r

      @Logan: lol, oh wait you're serious let me laugh even harder, LOLOLOL

      @markkoenig: I'm pretty sure he actually wants to kill gays. You saw what he said about stabbing his son if he turned gay.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • markkoenig

      The Mad R@p3r :

      Hyperbole ([1] Greek: ὑπερβολή, 'exaggeration') is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.

      Please learn the difference, hyperbole is an oft used tool in comedy, even reference to killing...

      June 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Mad R@p3r

      @markkoenig
      I am well aware of hyperboles use in comedy but this time I don't think this is the case. Look at Michael Richards rant. I'd be scared if I were his son and started feeling gay.

      June 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Mad R@p3r

      *Richardson

      June 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Mama

      High road? whatever. He's seen the last dime he'll see from me.

      June 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quack The Goat

      High road would be a good term. Just look at the way he behaves, he always seems high. But maybe that's what you were going for.

      June 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      To HELL with pushy, dictatorial gays the meagre 2.3% of the population they REALLY represent.

      June 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  504. lynettems

    Er, that should have read, Tracy Morgan is not funny in any context.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • eaton manasses

      Morgan isnt sorry because he made the comments to garner attention to his ever floundering career. This being the case his apology is insincere. One day I hope to see him managing the dish pit at the local Waffle House.

      June 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • nick a

      Relax. It did.

      June 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • lynettems

      In the first one I spelled his name "Tracey" with an "e' when it is actually, Tracy. That kind of mistake can get you crucified on message boards.

      June 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Apology Not Accepted Tracy!

      Yes, you have the right to spew your hate-filled invective as we have the right to not buy tickets to any more of your so-called stand-up performances in the future. Btw, don't forget how lucky you are to be a part of a successful television series because all good things come to an end eventually.

      June 12, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Paolo

      What a jerk. I loved 30 Rock, but I will never watch that show again!!!

      June 13, 2011 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
    • ODNY

      TO B Money

      Guess what, I'm straight, and I fully support the movement toward EQUALITY. Pure and simple. These people are not hurting anyone by living their lives however they see fit and are providing help and support to youths that need the guidance to be comfortable with who they are and whatever they choose (or not choose) to be.

      You know what you sound like? Exactly like the people that opposed people of color marrying white people. Maybe you are living in a closet, because you definitely seem blinded somehow to what the movement is about.

      And to Tracy Morgan, the comment was offensive. Comedy can get offensive, it highlights current and sensitive issues and provokes discourse. What is important is where you stand.

      June 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  505. Brian J

    why does he have to be an ape though?....ur not helping the cycle of ignoarance with statements like that

    June 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  506. ADN

    How does calling him an ape make you any better than him?

    June 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  507. be quiet

    You're both right. Shouldn't comment when I'm upset I guess.

    I just get tired of this after awhile, can only take so much. Apologies to anyone offended.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  508. ADN

    Okay, that does not make sense. I didn't realize that Tracy Morgan was the spokesman for all black people. Sounds like a very weak justification for your racism.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  509. ADN SHOULD DIE

    @ADN – Morgan does not speak for all black people which is why he should be reminded of what other people have called African Americans. Black people should be far more sensitive in how they speak about others considering everything that has been said about them, unless they love being bigoted hypocrites – I had a dream...and it involved only black people.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  510. ADN

    Wow! I should die for expressing my opinion? That's pretty intense. Why is this about "black people" as a whole? One black person did something terrible and this becomes an indictment of the whole entire race. I should die because I pointed that out?

    June 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Sam Wilson

    Good Luck with Buddy. Maybe you should start in Compton, New Orleans or Atlanta. Here's an idea, put it on a t-shirt and ride a local bus. Just remember to have your insurance card in your purse.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Becky

    Sean, you don't have the balls to use the N word as much as you can. The only place you'll use that word is on the internet while hiding behind your keyboard. And why the hell is this about race anyway? So now people are bringing up race because a black man said something bad about gays? I'm white and I'm tired of that N word. Just let that word die already, it's stupid.

    And to the gay people, EVERYONE IS NOT GOING TO LIKE YOU, GET OVER IT! My sister is a gay white girl and she's been discriminated against but she holds her head high, speak her peace, and keeps it moving. It's not like gay people aren't allowed to vote, have to sit in the back of the bus, and have to drink water from different fountains like black people did. But I swear it feels like every week the gays are crying about something.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  513. Mike

    Kudos to Becky!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  514. Hensley Roberts

    "Like"

    June 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Hensley Roberts

    To lynettems's original comment.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  516. Ed

    Yes he is.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Chaos

    "Its the 1st amendment"

    Um the !st Amendment concerns government censorship, not private rebuttal of commentary. According to your logic, you shouldn't have offered your comments either because the article falls under "the 1st amendment".

    Furthermore, comedy isn't a magic wand that makes anything offensive, not offensive.we can be sure if we laugh about your mother in a demeaning way, you won't feel its of no concern becasuse "it's comedy" and trot out the 1st Amendment.

    Your analytical skills are very poor.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  518. MattfromIndy

    @StopCrying: REALLY? This was not comedy. He was ranting about how much he hates gay people, and saying that he would stab his son if he found out was gay isn't funny at all. Many gay teenagers would rather kill themselves than come out to their parents or continue being bullied. You feel trapped. A mainstream comedian, a role model to many of these youths even, should not endorse violence towards anyone. You're really the one who needs to grow up and learn some respect. The first amendment protects the freedom of speech, as well as the freedom of those who object to the hateful speech of others.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  519. KeeKeeDee

    Hey, StopCrying. Do you remember Michael Richards' career was destroyed after using the N word in a comedy club? That's OK, right, because a white guy couldn't possibly joke about black people. But it's OK for black people to joke about gay people–saying they'd kill a kid?

    June 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Mister Jones

    @Thomas – Because being black and being gay are two completely different things.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  521. markkoenig

    Hyperbole [1] Greek: ὑπερβολή, 'exaggeration') is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  522. markkoenig

    JB that is disingenuous, they are both minority groups in this country fighting for equal treatment, the gay and lesbian community are making the same fight that black america had to, there are many similarities in that sense.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  523. BostonLady

    Why is there always a double standard when it comes to Black People let alone Black comedians. Chris Rocks talks about gay people in his shows, Lisa Lamp, Chelsea Handler etc...... It's a joke people!!!! Don't go to the shows!!!
    Yes, there are terrible people in our world that don't like gays, jews, blacks, latinos..... focus on those people who are "not" comedians.

    Have a good weekend!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  524. San

    Thank you. Truer words have never been said. He was someone who was in the right place at the right time. He's got no talent and is an @ss to boot

    June 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Neal Kelley

    You must understand that people are people.. color does not matter... black,brown, red, yellow or white... we are all capable of hate. That is why each one of us.. that hate the hate... must do what ghandi has instructed us to do... " Be the change you wish to see in the world "

    June 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  526. WV Gleeman

    ^ ^ This!

    June 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  527. Funny

    Would it be funny if a white mother said- "If my baby comes out Black, I'm going to kill him?

    June 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  528. Saboth

    I agree. There are some comedians that I simply do not find funny at all. Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes, Will Farrel to name a few. I do admit to chuckling at Will Farrel every now and then, but it's pretty rare.

    That being said, I am not a fan of some topics being "taboo" regarding humor. If you don't find humor in certain jokes (like racist ones), don't watch/follow the comedian. It sounds to me that Tracy went off on a Kramerish rant though. And to anyone looking down their nose and scoffing about racism, I dare you to find an adult human being on this planet that does not harbor some racism somewhere deep inside. Everyone is racist in some way or another. It is simply a human trait. All you can do is try and overcome it.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  529. trish

    He is just ghetto plain and simple. He's been gripping the coat tails of any SNL cast member he can who will take pity on him.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  530. doug2222

    I agree, he's gone a long way for someone with little talent. Where are the cries for his termination?

    June 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  531. Li

    "must do what ghandi has instructed us to do..."

    You're dumb. First of all, it's spelled Gandhi. Secondly, Gandhi was a racist that believed Africans were lesser humans than Indians. Look it up yourself.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  532. jimbo

    talking like a baby does not make you funny.

    worst comedian ever.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  533. offended

    Maybe it's time to start making threatening comments about Tracy Morgan and laughing about it in front of large crowds of the general public. We can even use an extremely degrading ghetto voice as we say them, and then laugh some more. Maybe Tracy Morgan needs to be reminded how he still isn't worthy of the celebrity "D-list". What an idiot.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  534. brod

    Agreed. I am amazed the audience could discern he was 'not joking' cuz he's never said a funny thing in his life. The real joke is in the suckers who bought a ticket to see his show. They might have gotten a better laugh out of the Kenan Thompson standup routine – only SNL alumnus who is LESS funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  535. Slappy White

    I think Tracy Morgan, Mel Gibson, Kobe Bryant and the bulls player are all hilarious. I have grown to respect each one even more.

    June 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  536. Lynda

    Too much air time is being devoted to a crude comedian. He is protected by the 1st amendment, i.e., freedom of speech. The public is protected by freedom of the right to tune out. Tracy WHO?

    June 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  537. ahemahem

    Thomas, that you hold black people to a higher standard is pretty discriminatory, don't you think?

    June 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  538. markkoenig

    Wow, someone is still taking hyperbole literally, anyone who thinks that clown Tracy Morgan has it in them to actually stab anyone, particularly his child, is well, showing their ignorance. Do you believe everything a comedian says on stage he really means. or any entertainer for that matter? Hyperbole about killing sells, look at Eminem. Also, there are people who found it funny, these people are allowed their beliefs and the right to espouse them, that is America. We have protected the KKK's right to espouse hate speak for decades, and unlike this comedian they really mean it. Your moral right or wrong doesn't matter, and your desire to control the thinking of others is no better than any overbearing religious group. Might as well go door to door like Jehovah's Witnesses and just try to convert everyone to your world view.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  539. Matty

    People need to remember this is a act, a stick, a portrayal of something that is make believe. When you take it out of context and make it about you its no longer a act. If we didn't have comedy act like Richard Pryor who made fun of white people, Tracy Morgan wouldn't be able to say the things he does. Oh yeah and the first amendment!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  540. The Mad R@p3r

    This seems like it's coming from a genuine place with him though, just like Michael Richardson/Krame

    June 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  541. KING

    He's not funny, therefore unemployed. Hey, he'll be real popular at the KKK and Tea Party rallies now. Hope he likes grits.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  542. chuck

    He should apologize to African Americans also for using the "N" word. The problem is that thanks to Hollywood, gays have been the punchline for generations. We are only now finding out that it was wrong all along. I heard the applause and laughter was high. The more they laughed, the more solidarity he felt with the audience to continue along these discriminatory and hateful lines of delivery. When faced with real gay teenage suicide and the real harm that a Christian and Muslim nation can do to a gay adolescent, the situation is not funny at all.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  543. LD

    In the Age of Information, well folks, THIS is how the sausage of comedy is made. The stuff that ends up on national broadcast is a distilled version that artfully bridges polarized opinions.

    Given the setting, it's really dicy when it comes to comedy - *especially* NYC comics.

    Anyone who's into the comedy scene knows how big of a risk NYC comics take. The most recent famous one was Gilbert Gottfried (Aflac duck). The one before that was Michael Richards (Kramer). In the case of Mr. Richards, Dave Chappelle said, "I think I'm 20% black and 80% comic. When I saw Kramer go off like that, I was thinking to myself 'man, n***ah's having a bad set tonight."

    If you follow Tracy Morgan outside of TV, he's said much, much worse things. Those comedy club shows are used by comics to measure audience reactions, then go back and work out their bits at the right tempo... between too much and just enough.

    That Kevin guy forgot to mention that this took place in TENNESSEE. Good comics say the things the audience wishes they could say. It was a big risk Morgan took and he was right: 1) most in the venue applauded and 2) he got publicity.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  544. mcongdon

    Totally agree!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  545. Tanya

    I so AGREE he SUCKS!

    June 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Glenn Graham

    Obviously offensive material is part and parcel for a comedian. It has been this way from before the time of Lenny Bruce in the 1960's. Parsing humor outside the context of a comedy show demonstrates that you do not understand humor and why you laugh at certain jokes. You are all guilty of laughing at jokes that would be innapropriate in certain situations or around certain people. You are all hypocrites for not admitting that you have made inappropriate jokes at the expense of another at some point in your life. Stop throwing stones here. There is no reason to criticize a joke as offensive since on its face, it was a joke in a comedy setting. Sorry if you are the butt of the joke. EVERYONE is the butt of a joke a some point. Learning to transcend a stereotype or joke makes you balanced and strong. Those that cry and complain are weak and need to grow a thicker skin since life is not politcally correct nor is it always serious. I am sure that not one person has killed themself after listening to jokes at a comedy show. Grow up and stop feigning that you are offended. This is childishness and needs to stop.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Marcy

    @Thomas....I couldn't agree more.....thanks for putting into words...

    June 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  548. bertha

    He is probably clueless as to the number of neanderthal fathers who would really stab their 13 year old son for being gay.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Maryann

    Agreed. I find him annoying and not funny at all. I don't watch 30 Rock because he's in it.

    With any luck, this will end his 'career'.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Bored

    Right? Wrong? Who cares? It WASN'T FUNNY and LOST HIM FANS. I don't want to see him in a movie now. He's over.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  551. RobertFTL

    If a gay white comedian made reference to their child having a baby with a black person, that would make the comedian want to stab the newborn, would have more outcry in mainstream America. We live in a very hypocritical world. Stabbing anyone for any reason is not a JOKE!

    June 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  552. cpmondello

    i agree

    June 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  553. CJ

    Being a black woman and a lesbian...I have read a number of the replies for this post. It is quite interesting. When it is all said and done...what actually cause me, personally, to remove myself as a Tracy Morgan fan is simple...not finding humor in ANYONE (do not care what race you feel like waking up to in the morning) discuss violence. Especially amongst children. Yes, it is comedy *tee hee tee hee tee hee hee hee...but when are we going to start being responsible for self. So, he wishes to discuss the notion of "stabbing" someone (more-in-less...his "son")...that is fine for HIM. Just like he has "rights" to say such evilness, I have the same right to not partake in his fan base. And mind you, I said I do not associate/partake with those who freely discuss forms of violence. Could care less if he says gay or lesbian, blah over that and that over blah. Last time I checked, dude does NOT pay any of my bills.

    We have a number of children taking their life. No matter what level/reasoning...we have a number of children taking their life. And as much as Americans view the world with such blinders...though his statement should NOT be taken literally...rest assure...one individual in our society will say "Tracy Morgan said I should stab my son for telling me he was gay". I mean, there could be many worse things a "son" (or daughter) could say.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  554. MomCat

    Wait. I don't do television, so I've never even heard Tracy Morgan's voice...but that one picture on ICanHas – with his tongue stuck out to there and his shirt pulled up to here – set my gaydar off big time and so all this time, I thought HE was gay.

    My bad.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Xugos

    Tracey Morgan IS funny. If you've seen any of the movies he's in, you'll know what I'm talking about. He apologized for his rant, now give the guy a break. I'm tired of people condemning someone universally for a little mistake relative to his career.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  556. Greg "not that there's anything wrong with that" Kells

    Funny, blacks kind of held the Irish to that same standard at one time, because of the oppression the Irish went through both here and in their homeland. That didn't pan out so well. Once a group is no longer the oppressed, they immediately become oppressors. Look at Liberia, the first thing the freed slaves did when they got their own nation was to take slaves.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  557. DaveHippo

    Exactly. Morgan is a loud-mouthed moron and a legend in his own mind. Chris Rock has probably picked on everyone but he isn't mean-spirited and is clever enough to pull it off.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  558. Ben Dillon

    In Nov 2006 Michael Richards appeared at the Laugh factory in LA and made some racist remarks ans was crucified inn the media.. Although he did apologize, the outrage over his remarks played on and ultimately ended his career. Why should an apology from Tracy Morgan be taken any differently.Why shouldn't his career end, why shouldn't the media crucify him? We can't have stanards that apply to one race or lifestyle, hate is hate and should not be tolerated. PERIOD!

    June 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  559. asl75

    First of comedy is not to be taken seriously because it is entertainment and when your telling jokes there are no rules to making people laugh. People like to always laugh at other people but when the jokes turn on them the get mad. Get a sense of humor or don't look at comedy. People are always looking to get attention off of someone- else sucess the man is a comedian for crying sakes and his job is to tell jokes. Why you think its called comedy even if you don't like the joke you supposed to laugh. Hello folks it's only comedy stop making dumb joke political or watch the boring soap operas.period.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  560. Jonathan

    Agreed. Tracy Morgan has to resort to hate in order to try to generate a laugh. No one is laughing.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  561. George Costanza

    Tracy Morgan – if integrity, intelligence and talent were corrency, you'd be DEAD BROKE...which you'll likely be in the future anyway.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  562. George

    Tracy Morgan uses the nword too I see hmmmm. I bet he would cry like most of that demographic if demographics ,different than his used the nword. He is the give it but not take it crowd. What a POS .

    June 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  563. Nina

    I think Tracy is funny.

    Michael Wong
    Frankly, any Asian knows that black people are QUITE capable of picking on other minorities. The theory that they should know better because of their own experience is sadly not borne out in reality. Blacks poll at much HIGHER rates of anti-gay sentiment than whites do, and any Asian knows that when blacks talk about the solidarity of "coloured" people, they just mean "black". Asians are not included, and in fact often become targets.

    I don't know what the hell you're talking about. Nobody use that ""coloured" word anymore. Asians are people of color.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  564. farquar

    Agreed, he's not the least bit funny.

    BUT he should not have apologized either.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  565. dylan Sterling

    Who cares??? when are people going to stop buying into all this divisive crap?
    Why is this news? It's a comedy routine people... grow up. If you don't have the mental capacity to discern between satire and reality, i really wonder if you're able to wipe your own ass.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  566. MAURIO

    This gay thing is getting out of hand! Tracy Morgan is a comedian he talks about blacks , whites, handicap and yes gays. so what stop being so sensitive. oh i forgot you gay!!!

    June 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  567. Doug

    He is not funny anymore to me.. I hope 30rock drops him like a hot potatoe.. Generally folks who spread hate like this are gay and over compensating for said !

    June 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  568. C'mon

    Let it go...the only reason it is being pursued is for political grand standing. Do you really think the man would stab the son he works hard to provide for?? C'mon folks don't make a man's mistake his final mistake even if you don't like his comedy. Carlos Mencia makes fun of "mentally chllenged" people all the time. Where is their rights group? Oh ya, they don't like it but don't want to call attention to it because all they want is to be treated EQUAL. No special laws, status or treatment. Keep your eye on the ball. If people preach tolerance for their way of life shouldn't they then have tolerance for others?

    June 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  569. Wzrd1

    It's not that complicated. The first amendment gives everyone in the nation the inalienable right to stick their foot in their mouth or even commit professional suicide.
    The man had a burst of intra-cranial flatulence. The man apologized.
    Let he or she, who has not tasted their own shoe leather cast the first aspersion.
    If he REPEATS the offense, it would be another matter.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  570. Scott

    He must be Muslim, sounds like Islamic comedy to me.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  571. Jo

    Seriously, this from a man who's said he finds nothing wrong walking around naked in front of his teen-aged kids.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  572. Joshua

    Brian Fellows!

    June 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  573. ''quote me''

    the guy has never been funny in any text. if he said it he meant it. i'm tired of these guys showing their true self then using the media to get out an unsincere apology. the only big joke here is tracy morgan.

    June 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  574. Paul Miller

    Tracy Morgan is funny! He had every right to make the comments that have you stirred up.
    With all of our problems, what's with the gay guy that is whining about this? Get a life. Fix healthcare; repair the economy, reduce unemployment, get every kid through college. Come on...this guy is paid to poke fun at us.
    If you don't like it, go to the boxoffice for a refund. If you disagree, don't watch him. Cancel your subscription to the newspaper. Call the cable compnay and tell them good-bye. Turn off the TV and the radio.
    Do any or all of the above; just stop whining.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  575. JumpinCatfish

    I've seen him in movies and onstage and I think he's very funny

    June 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  576. JumpinCatfish

    I've seen him in movies and onstage and I think he's very funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  577. Robert

    First Amendment protects your speech, indeed. But it doesn't keep people from hating you or what you say. Morgan should look inside himself and figure how why he holds such feelings of ill toward entire groups of people. He clearly has issues he needs to do with on a personal level.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  578. Tracy's Gay Son

    He tries anything to be funny, but the only funny thing about him is that weird hairdo

    June 11, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  579. t oscar

    rot in hell tracy morgan

    June 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Annas still dead

    We all MUST agree with the gay community now. They run the media. Drink the kool-aid kiddies! No room for any personal opinions. Get in line sheeple!

    June 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  581. The Mad R@p3r

    Why is the n-word capitalized in the CNN graphic at the top of the page? Even if Tracey is inclined to stab him for being gay I'm highly doubtful he named his son the n-word.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  582. gwenn

    come-on people!! bob hope, don rickles, jerry lewis, eddie murphy....that's stand up comedy for you! someone is bound to be offended...

    June 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  583. ldstep

    I agree. I never cared for him anyway. He wasn't funny on SNL he's just not funny. Let's see how many of the stars from his show come out in his defense. Tracey Morgan needs to go away and STAY AWAY.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  584. Killer Bees

    Got over it you stupid ignorant gay's. I get so tired of how ignorant gay's gety upset over every little thing said by someone. maybe if you people were real men and women you would not be so emotional when someone tells a joke. people of color have had far worst jokes told about them but they don't seem to get upset about it like you gay's do.

    So stop acting like wimps and get over it you ignorant twits.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  585. Paul

    Nothing funny about stabbing your son to death if he was gay.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  586. Thomas

    Not to be a grammar Nazi or anything, buuuuuuutttt.....

    June 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  587. Lunch Box

    Morgan. Im not gay or black. The only funny thing Ive ever seen you do was on SNL with Brittney, living in the sewer... "ka ka doo doo pie."

    Other than that you are pretty much a witless jerk. Your "angry humor" is just dumb, probably like your parents. Tracy in closing let me say F U BUDDY.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  588. Phil

    Paul, its called a JOKE. Jesus f'n christ, its not like he is really going to do it. HES A COMEDIAN. People need to stop acting like they are a f'n victim and was offended. If something like that offends you, go back to reading your bible in your bubble. BTW, IM GAY

    June 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  589. KING

    Comedian? When's he going to start being funny? I thoght he WAS gay myself cause of the way he talks.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Albert

    At the very least he should apologize for not being funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  591. Ivan Libya

    Ahem! And if people don't find his comedy funny, or the fact that he said he would stab his gay son dead, DON'T LISTEN TO HIM! I can't stand people watching or listening to something that don't like then complaining they didn't like it. Morons!

    June 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  592. Jeff

    I agree, people get all up in arms over everything. Everyone is so sensitive these days, it's unbelievable. Who cartes about Tracy Morgan? People are dying at the hands of oppressive governments right now.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  593. Scott

    LOL @ Ivan and Jeff........pot calling the kettle black much LOL

    June 13, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  594. Steve0

    @ Phil, You actually get it!
    I got many friends who are gay, they don't see a problem.
    Just Tracy being Tracy
    The rest of you lot, go back under your rock, read your bloody bible, get a lawyer, figure out who to sue and wait for hell to freeze over.
    Now F off!

    June 13, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  595. BEBR H8R

    Do everybody a solid and fling yourself into moving traffic. I sure hope you haven't bred in the meantime...

    June 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  596. NDA

    whose fault is it? he looks like an ape, talks like an ape...no-one's but his own. I won't be surprised if he gets kicked out from the tv show 3rd rock.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  597. BHonest

    You have to admit, though....there is a strong resemblance to Coco, the Chimp. Be honest, now...if you were at the zoo and that face appeared behind a tree, you'd scream "There's a chimp on the loose!" until you saw the blind around his neck. Then you'd figure it out, but at first glance....come on....you know you would.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  598. wuzzamattau

    Hey, I would know he was a black dude because ape's don't wear bling. Easy distinction.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  599. Silk

    You're a racist.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  600. Billy

    You're a racist.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  601. B.

    NDA
    whose fault is it? he looks like an ape, talks like an ape...no-one's but his own. I won't be surprised if he gets kicked out from the tv show 3rd rock.

    You're a bigot.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  602. coco

    LMFAO

    June 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Silk

    BHonest
    You have to admit, though....there is a strong resemblance to Coco, the Chimp. Be honest, now...if you were at the zoo and that face appeared behind a tree, you'd scream "There's a chimp on the loose!" until you saw the blind around his neck. Then you'd figure it out, but at first glance....come on....you know you would.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    wuzzamattau
    Hey, I would know he was a black dude because ape's don't wear bling. Easy distinction.

    Both you guys are racist.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  604. Juanita

    Yes. I agree w/Beck 100%.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  605. TracElement

    No Becky, gays don't have to sit in the back of the bus, drink from different fountains and such. However, they can still face discrimination in hiring/firing, housing and various other areas unless they hide it. They can't marry so don't get equal benifits for the same work when you consider benifits such as insurance, etc. They don't have automatic rights to inherit their partners assets or make medical decisions for them.. ohh and there the only minority I can think of that actually has to worry about losing their friends and family when they find out... That's just recent advances.. in the past they were put in asylums, hospitalized, given shock treatments and pretty much tortured, and yes included with the Jews in the Nazi camps. So no, they don't have the exact same problems as other minorities because they can hide it some, but in other ways they have it worse because they can't even always count on their own family to support them.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  606. bspurloc

    u apparently replied to someone, not sure why I would have to go search through to even find what they said, but I am not.
    So anyhow i would like to just say Hi....
    so Hi. I'de use your screen name or something but I feel since I directly replied to you I don't have to. alrighty then.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  607. No Simpin

    Great Post Becky. Too bad its one of the few that makes sense and doesn't go off into a racial tirade against black people for nothing.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  608. werNOTequal

    To Becky the person who commented on this board.....yes, Gays will stop crying one day..when they end up having the same rights you do. Do your homework.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  609. Patricksday

    Becky your an Idiot! Since your a "Female" you wont ever have to worry about getting your head bashed in, unless its by a rapist. I cant help wonder if Slavery was put on the Ballot if it would of passed. 98% of the population is telling Gays that they have no right to marry and share property with that Loved one. Tracy Morgan acted irresponsible to encouraging violence on something he is terrified off a person who is Gay.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  610. Stuart

    Thank you Becky for chiming in with a rational opinion.

    June 11, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  611. lucy

    AGREED!!!!!!

    June 11, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  612. ChicagoLoop

    TracElement: Unfortunately, what you say is true. It's a sad commentary on the reality of life for gay people in the United States. Americans think their country is so progressive and above the rest of the world, but the fact is, the United States fails to uphold human rights to the extent of other, more progressive (mostly European) nations. I wonder how many people would applaud me onstage if I were to say that I would beat the crap out of my daughter (Caucasian) if she were to come home with a black boyfriend; and then added insult to injury by using Ebonics and talking like I'm out of the 'hood. For Tracy Morgan to joke about stabbing his son ABOUT ANYTHING is deplorable. What a lousy dad. Let me applaud Tracy Morgan now for his stellar skills in parenting: clap. clap.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  613. john

    if you did it in a funny way, then yes, it would be funny.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  614. Marie

    Are we now an unforgiven nation? Tracy made a mistake and apologies. Let's keep it moving.

    June 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  615. i

    I wonder how many people would applaud me onstage if I were to say that I would beat the crap out of my daughter (Caucasian) if she were to come home with a black boyfriend; and then added insult to injury by using Ebonics and talking like I'm out of the 'hood. For Tracy Morgan to joke about stabbing his son ABOUT ANYTHING is deplorable. What a lousy dad. Let me applaud Tracy Morgan now for his stellar skills in parenting: clap. clap.

    The sad true, millions. The GOP, birthers, tea partiers, racist etc. Another thing is sad that probably a lot of whites say to their white children everyday. You better not bring a black person (to use to nice word) home to marry. Racism is a alive and well in America.

    In this case, however, I don’t find these jokes funny− whether they would have been said in front of a minority, or non-minority audience.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  616. Billybob

    ChicagoLoop
    TracElement: Unfortunately, what you say is true. It's a sad commentary on the reality of life for gay people in the United States. Americans think their country is so progressive and above the rest of the world, but the fact is, the United States fails to uphold human rights to the extent of other, more progressive (mostly European) nations. I wonder how many people would applaud me onstage if I were to say that I would beat the crap out of my daughter (Caucasian) if she were to come home with a black boyfriend; and then added insult to injury by using Ebonics and talking like I'm out of the 'hood. For Tracy Morgan to joke about stabbing his son ABOUT ANYTHING is deplorable. What a lousy dad. Let me applaud Tracy Morgan now for his stellar skills in parenting: clap. clap.

    Wow. He's a comedian and tells a bad joke. That's makes him a bad dad

    You people are taking this too far. Three months from now or next week. You'll be hating on someone else. I bet you were hating on Anthony Weiner 2.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  617. ADN SHOULD DIE

    @ADN – Yes ADN, you should die. If you are going to defend a bigot who advocates for the death of gay teenagers, then you should die yourself. It is disgusting sub human sacks of trash like yourself that cause the ills of society. You would not be missed.

    June 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  618. 112321

    Why do the blacks of today blame the whites of today for what was done to there great great great grand pappy?

    June 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  619. Tee

    ADN should not die nor did Tracy advocated for the death of gay teens. He told a bad joke which I don't find is funny and he apologies.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  620. Marie

    forced apologies don't count!

    June 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  621. Fantod

    Unforgiven? You mean unforgiving.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  622. Lisa

    That's your opinion. Aren't they all force to apologies i.e Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton etc. No one is perfect.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  623. Fantod

    What, are you in kindergarten?

    June 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  624. Stacy

    There is nothing to apologize for. He did nothing wrong.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  625. Fred

    fing kiss me

    June 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  626. ChicagoLoop

    I agree with you, i. The whole picture regarding it is indicative of where we stand as a nation, as a people divided in so many ways.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  627. Billybob

    Wow. He's a comedian and told a bad joke. That's makes him a bad dad.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  628. Ernst Rohm

    Ah, cry me a river, deviant.

    June 11, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  629. nicole

    Well it's hard to put things in the past when cowards (i use coward only because you refused to use your real name and instead choose to hide behind 112321) like you run around acting racist. Maybe if white people like you were less racist then black people would complain less...it's a 2 way street my friend. You stop being so damn racist and then maybe black people wont complain so much. But I am calling you out for being a cowardly racist...which is pretty much the bottom of the barrel as far as human beings go. It's a pitiful way to live and I feel really sorry for you.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  630. Mr. Mxylptlxk

    Because it's just another excuse not to get up and go to work every day like white people do...

    June 12, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  631. Aaron

    Forget the meds or just o/d on Fox News today?

    June 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  632. rtbrno65

    Seriously, lay off of the meth. That stuff has bad chemicals from in it from when it was processed and it's going to seriously damage your health (if it hasn't already).

    June 12, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  633. Like Nicole is more revealing?

    Really Nicole? Put your money where you mouth is then, Last name? Or are you assuming that you're the only NICOLE in the world? Might as well toss in an address and a cell phone since you're so brave.

    June 13, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  634. The true offense...

    is that people can't speak freely without have overly sensitive people blowing a gasket over every little thing. Get over yourselves...really.

    June 13, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  635. JB

    You have no choice of what your skin color is. Point blank.

    June 13, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  636. MG

    It's not about free speech. 20 years ago, if he had been in a club and said this kind of stuff, most of it wouldn't have left the room, and it wouldn't have affected anyone other than the audience. In today's world, comments like that immediatly get sent out into the world-twitter, facebook, etc...and it affects millions of people in an instant. You have to be responisble about what you say. And since when did joking about stabbing your son to death if he were gay a "joke"? And why should anyone be labeled "overly sensitive" because they think that's unacceptable? If it were out of the realm of possibility, or has never happened or never could happen, then fine.....if he had said, 'I'd send my kid to the moon if he were gay" then ok, it's a stupid thing to say, but oh well. But this was a very violent, horrible thing to say. And sadly enough, it's something that DOES happen in the world. It's not a joke and it's not acceptable.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  637. kelly

    I think your on to something, but why stop with the mentally challenged? I think most every person or group that comedians poke fun at is hurt by what is said. I guess it's funny until the jokes on you. Comedy is painful to alot of people. I have a weight problem , have you noticed how fat people are portrayed in movies etc? It is horrifying I am not one of a group calling for fat acceptance ( I feel we have taken that movement to an unhealthy extreme, I mean really how fat do we have to be?) but I recognize "humor" is an equal opportunity hater.

    June 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  638. RAM

    I cannot believe the uproar about something so unimportant. first of all Tracy wouldnt dare hurt his child its just joke focusing on the irony of his son being upset with all of the gay roles that Tracy plays. If you want to find something to be upset about, just watch him act like you. Now thats funny.

    June 14, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |

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