Tuesday, June 14, 2011
1 Tracy Morgan’s Co-Stars “Disgusted And Appalled” By His Statements
Tracy Morgan apparently is taking more heat after the release of his homophobic rant last week during a comedy show in Nashville, Tennessee. This time however the heat stems from his “30 Rock” co-stars and executive producer Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey.
According to Huffington Post, gay rights activist and executive producer Tina Fey released a somewhat lengthy statement on her views of Morgan’s comments stating:
“I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at “30 Rock,” without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.”
True indeed. Fey also added:
“Stand-up comics may have the right to “work out” their material in its ugliest and rawest form in front of an audience, but the violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community.
One of Tracy’s openly gay co-stars, Cheyenne Jackson, of “30 Rock,” also shared his distaste in Morgan’s rant stating he was “disgusted and appalled by Morgan.”
Tsk, tsk, tsk, Tracy. I smell damage control.
Read more about what Morgan’s co-stars had to say here.