Chris Rock Backs Away From His Support Of Tracy Morgan Over Homophobic Rant

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Tracy Morgan got into some hot water over a homophobic rant he went on during a stand up comedy routine recently in Nashville.

Morgan quickly apologized after GLAAD. the Human Rights Campaign and others condemned his actions.


I want to apologize to my fans and the gay and lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” Morgan told Us Weekly. “I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others.


That apology did little to quell some people’s anger, including Morgan’s 30 Rock co-star Cheyenne Jackson.

 

I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant,” Jackson said. “The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today’s LGBTQ youth. I’ve known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behavior is not at the core of who he is. I’m incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere.”

One person who appeared to have Morgan’s back is now distancing himself from the situation. Chris Rock initially tweeted, “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate sh*t


But just a day later, Rock did a complete reversal.


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 sh*t 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.”

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