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30 Rock star Tracy Morgan meets gay teenagers in New York

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  1. If I was a victim of bullying his is the last ugly motherf-king face I’d want to see offering me his ‘sympathies’.

    1. Really? Or are you just playing to the crowd?

      1. Can’t say I blame you,matey.Cynicism runs deeply through me,& I can’t help wondering if he was just worried about future cd/download sales!

    2. Agreed, only a fool could find any sincerity in his phoney sentiments to save his career.

  2. That bitch must be desperate to keep his job

    1. lol
      and so he should be!
      But given the climate in the US at this current point in history being homophobic would not in itself be the end of his career by any stretch of the imagination. If you dig deeper into his personal story you get to see the layers of confusion which are going on inside him.
      Thats why I comepletely buy that this is an honest attempt to put right what he’s done.
      His father died from AIDS when he was still young and he has talked about the homophobia he experienced as a child as a result of that.

      1. Nah

        A punk like that only responds to $$$$ if there was no money involved there would be no apology

        1. Staircase2 20 Jun 2011, 4:04pm

          I disagree
          ‘punk’……..? lol where you been hanging out? New York?

          1. gas-chamber 20 Jun 2011, 4:33pm

            With ya mom.

  3. Is it ever possible to believe an apology so soon after saying something so disgusting?

    1. Yes
      (is that THE Dave Lambert? lol)

      1. @staircase WTF? do you have a profile neurosis or what?

        1. Staircase2 20 Jun 2011, 4:06pm

          eh?
          What’s neurotic about conversation? And what’s that got to do with my ‘profile’?

  4. Clearly his original comments were reprehensible but at least he’s going to seemingly quite a lot of trouble now to correct the problem. I still think he’s an idiot and those thoughts came from somewhere but at least it’s better than the usual ‘I’ve apologise, let’s move on’ comments you usually get. A part of me would genuinely like him to be at least a little bit motivated by something other than keeping his job.

  5. Whoops, hey, I might not earn as much money if people notice I’m a bigot, so I’ll just apologize and talk nasty about those nasty fags behind their backs.

    Crying crocodile IMHO.

    Tracy Morgan = 30 Rock = No Go

  6. Jock S. Trap 20 Jun 2011, 12:39pm

    Wow, his management team are really pushing this.

    As for his personal opinion of which we heard, it won’t change… Not that quickly anyway.

    All this is, is damage control to save his career which was a joke in itself.

  7. Dan Filson 20 Jun 2011, 1:07pm

    Never heard of him before, seems an honest attempt to make amends even if the PR does him no harm also

  8. burningworm 20 Jun 2011, 2:41pm

    This is bull and pink news need to get a grip.

    If you go to any comedy club you will hear the rawest, most offensive things you could imagine and if you are lucky they will also be funny.

    It was a joke. He may be on a show with a network that has to cover its back but his roots are comedy.

    And this farse is repugnant and you should be ashamed of publishing, manipulating a story which lacked context and reeked of our pink pound of fetish.

    1. oh, um, you mean like, “string the ni66er up”

      hahahaha

      like that kind of funny?

      or more like the “jew gas” kind?

      bigotry is not my kind of funny, anyway.

      1. burningworm 20 Jun 2011, 3:33pm

        There are forms of comedy. There are forms of literature. And Art. Some of it borders on criminal, others are made for a general public.

        The sentiment was made on a stage in a comedy club, it was a joke, it made the audience laugh and a wider audience uncomfortable;thats the goal of comedy, to dishouse, call into question what we think we know. He should have stood by it but he apologised.

        Bigotry is placated in everything that we see. From every advertising image to choice of character on a television show.

        Bigotry may not be your kind of funny but that doesn’t stop someone from using disbarred words to make people laugh.
        I’m tired of users on here being pious and using words like race and biogtry to end debate.

        A comedian made a joke; fancy that.

        If someone likes it or not, it is not news.

    2. Jock S. Trap 20 Jun 2011, 3:48pm

      Saying you’d pull a knife on your son if he turns out to be Gay is Hardly comedy.
      The fact he uses this as you put it ‘as comedy’ when youngsters are killing themselves because of negative attitudes make it even more sick.

      Threatening to kill someone because of the way they were born is Not a joke and I fail to see anybody sane that would that it as such.

      PinkNews have a duty to report such homophobia and we have a duty to listen and act on it.

      1. burningworm 20 Jun 2011, 3:57pm

        Seriously?

        That is the most pious sensational response yet.

        People will always kill themselves. The conditions of suicide are striking and no hetero on a comedy stage is saying i’d kill someone. You are being literal. If you were to read it as if maybe the man had a brain you could think that maybe he is making a wider point. That maybe he knows why its funny, not HA HA funny but in the sense that difference, that the non speculative norm isn’t advantageous for his son. Don’t you get it?

        And don’t ride onto some pedestal when i’m sure there are circumstance when you laugh at jokes that other people may scould you for, but thats okay because you are not on a television show and you are not on a stage, or that you are doing it privately. Thats okay, right?

        1. Well, yeah that is sort of ok. In private, we can say many things that we wouldn’t say in public, just the same as you wouldn’t be able to make racist jokes at work without someone in HR having a very swift word with you or showing you the door. And rightly so.

          Tracy Morgan similarly represents NBC as an actor on one if its biggest shows and therefore, he does have a responsibility to be careful with his words. If, like others, you had actually read the context you would know that his demeanour during this ‘act’ was said to be aggressive and very different in tone from the rest of the show and as others have pointed out, it was too vile and nasty to remotely be considered a joke.

          As you’ll know, people can say what they like but that doesn’t mean other people and employers have to like it.

          Your assertion that Pink News is somehow making this up is laughable. This story was all over Twitter, in the media and being blogged far and wide. Not sure why you single out Pink News.

          1. burningworm 20 Jun 2011, 5:25pm

            See you express as fact. I allude to it as maybe’s and possibly.

            Yes him changing from one expression to another is what comedians do.

            I singled out pink news because the language are things like ‘gig’-no comedy show. See if you were to call it what it was. A poorly judged and executed joke, it wouldn’t really matter.

            You and other media sources are putting a very sided take on what he said and being incredibly literal.

            I am making the point to say, maybe he has a brain, that maybe there was a point and that nothing is beyond reproach.

            The joke is actually made toward heterosexuals. How can you not see that? Unless you read, hear it literally and assume he got into comedy by mistake.

          2. burningworm 20 Jun 2011, 5:29pm

            Unlike you i prefer comments made aloud, not in the supremacy of private property where people, quite literally get away with murder.

        2. Jock S. Trap 21 Jun 2011, 7:11am

          Well clearly he know he was wrong or else why all this fuss.
          Why visit LGBTQI teenagers if it was just a joke burningworm, eh?
          Clearly all those around him thought he was wrong so it seems while he is doing damage control you still support this behaviour.

          1. Exactly. All your accusations about Pink News overreacting look slightly ridiculous when NBC, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Cheyenne Jackson, countless other celeb names, a huge Twitter community and even the man himself admit the comments were out of line.

          2. burningworm 23 Jun 2011, 3:00pm

            @ Dan.

            This has a context and my comment is in relation to the context. I am speaking specifically about Pink News, because this is Pink News.

            A comedian made a joke. People Laughed. People were offended.

            If the article stated; a comedian at a comedy show made a joke ….
            Instead it was, Tracy Morgan makes … at a gig.

            One is misleading and that is ridiculous..

  9. gas-chamber 20 Jun 2011, 3:33pm

    Whatever he does, his face will still be square. His lips fat. His nose flat. His humour embarrassing. I have a solution for Morgan.

    1. Staircase2 20 Jun 2011, 4:09pm

      reported….

      1. gas-chamber 20 Jun 2011, 4:26pm

        Report your mom! She’s had more men than you have!

        1. Trolls be trolling.

    2. whats wrong with a flat nose and fat lips?

  10. I would not allow this odious man anywhere near vulnerable young GLBTQ people. Some of whom have probably heard their own families wish they were dead rather than gay. It is a face-saving exercise. Given that he has already made hateful remarks before (Carnegie Hall, 2009), why should our community put any effort in to saving his career? Let him sink

  11. gas-chamber 20 Jun 2011, 4:28pm

    He’s been professionally nurtured by gay people for years. It’s so insulting to believe that visiting a group of homeless teens is going to change this niglet’s mind now. Drop those cyanide pellets!!

    1. This site is getting trashy

      1. gas-chamber 20 Jun 2011, 4:34pm

        Like yer mom.

        1. You.confuse wit with witless

  12. He is trying to consolidate. Give him a chance, but watch closely.

  13. Hmmmm,why does this remind me of when,way back,Donna Summer,(allegedly),made her remark about AIDS being God’s revenge on ‘fags’?! Soon as her record sales took a dive she was back out there full of,”I’ve been misquoted,I didn’t mean that,blah,blah,blah” Now,if this ‘star’ HAS truly reformed his ways,then great,hurrah & hallelujah! But a big part of me can’t help thinking he’s just worried about his ‘career’! But good for those disposessed gay teens who agreed to meet with him.THEY are the real stars!

  14. Sam Maloney 20 Jun 2011, 8:21pm

    The tag line for this story needs to be changed. He did not ‘make amends’, he made a gesture– a self serving, ass covering, try-to-save-the-career gesture.

    His bigotry is intense and real, and if he were in any other line of work, he’d be right there shoulder to shoulder with the Westboro Bible crowd.

    I think it’s time for that career change to happen, so he can finally live his life openly and honestly…

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