Morgan to Make Amends After Mouthing Mix-Up!

June 15, 2011 at 1:02 AM (Uncategorized)

I am glad to read that Tracy Morgan did man up, taking responsibility for his offensive actions, earlier this month.  I enjoy watching his comedic performances, and it would have been disappointing to follow him, after he had been revered as the latest television asshole.  The comments did seem out of character.

Well, I do not know the man.  However, I did not think that he was one who usually made outlandish statements in the presence of the media. It was a couple of weeks ago, June 3rd, when Tracy Morgan was doing stand-up at The Ryman Auditorium, located in Nashville, Tennessee.  It was likely that he did a usual hyperactive, borderline racy show that was meant to excite an evening crowd.  Yet, apparently, one area of his act crossed that border!

Morgan apparently reached a part of his show that was meant to include humorous snipes at homosexuality.  Yet, the lines were regarded as line-crossing, and not at all funny!  The act featured a segment where Morgan discussed gay bullying, and he included the lines:  “gays need to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying”.  He went on with:  “gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming”.

This area of the act did not stop there!  “I don’t care if I piss of some gays”, Morgan ranted, “because they can take a dick up their asses; they can take a fucking joke”.  Now, the last line does seem to indicate slightly that Morgan meant all of it to be funny, albeit harsh humor.  Yet, it was the area where he discussed the possibility of his son being gay where Morgan was ill-received.

He got into an area of imagining his son approaching him about possibly being homosexual.  Morgan presented a pretend conversation between himself and his son.  He envisioned himself saying, “(my son) better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice, or I’ll pull out a knife and stab that little nigger to death”!

We will come back to The N Word.  Morgan finds himself having to return to Nashville in order to clarify himself.  It is to be at some point next week when the comic performer will return to the Tennessee city to meet with Jarrett Barrios, President of The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.  Actually, reports are that Morgan will record a public service announcement for this organization, and he will meet with gay teenagers at The Ali Forney Center of New York City in efforts to smoothe a possibly perturbed pack.  As well, Morgan will meet with Elke Kennedy, the founder of Sean’s Last Wish, the organization created in memory of the murdering of Kennedy’s homosexual son by anti-gay bigots.

Morgan is going to do a public service announcement for GLAAD.  This organization is doing a program called Amplify Your Voice, which is meant to present regular public statements to clarify the needed actions against gay bashing and overall intolerance.  Additionally, Morgan will make a public apology to the audience members who were offended by his use of the lewd locution.

As far as his use of the term nigger, Morgan has not made any form of apologetic statement.  I am not seeing where anything has been put into place that will allow any type of platform for apology regarding his use of  the rude and racist phrase.  Unfortunately, it seems to have become such an underlying term of endearment within The African-American community, that the use of the word is overlooked regularly, and no form of apology is necessary!

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan says he's sorry for telling an audience that he would "pull out a knife and stab" his son for being gay. (Charles Sykes / AP Photo, file)

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