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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tracy Morgan

Comedian Tracy Morgan said some pretty stupid stuff during a recent comedy routine that involved his son, homosexuality and stabbing.  The actual diatribe is not worth repeating, but if you want to read more, you can follow THIS link.

While I don't support violence against any group, I think this needs to be put in the perspective of being delivered by a comedian who is trying mighty hard to sound "shocking".  If we held every comedian's feet to the fire every time they said something silly/stupid/offensive/outlandish/etc., then that's pretty much all we would be doing as a society.  Call him out on his comments?  Sure, but keep it all in perspective.  Now in fairness to Tracy Morgan, he has apologized, so I say let's all just move on and deal with actual pressing issues of the day, including those that face the Gay/Lesbian community (ranting about Tracy Morgan's routine will not solve issues of job discrimination and domestic partner benefits).  What we don't need is, for example, Tracy Morgan meeting with the families of homosexual teens (I believe as suggested by GLAAD) or some other silly act meant more for show than anything else.

The best comment I've heard so far?  That comes from fellow comedian Chris Rock, who commented that...

  • Tracy morgan is a tad off we all know that so when tracy says something i usually don't take it anymore serious than i would a statement from gary busey or flavor flav .when i first heard the statement i thought it was offensive but it also reminded me of my father saying ill kill you if you ever bring home a white girl but after reading everything tracy said . wow i get it that shit wasn't called for and i don't support it at all. now can i please go to the tony awards without getting my ass kicked .

Reference at THIS link.

" can I please go to the tony awards without getting my ass kicked." that is funny.

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