The gay world is up in arms this week in light of allegations which broke the news on Wednesday detailing an anti-gay diatribe which took place in Tracy Morgan's comedy routine. During the performance, held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Morgan stated that if his son were gay, he would kill him. When audience members objected to the vile rant, he went on to say that if gays "can take dick up their ass, they can take a joke."
Maybe we can't, Tracy.
Understandably, this has enraged a lot of people, not least of which because he works for a popular show on NBC (which I love), 30 Rock, produced by an outspoken advocate for LGBTs, Tina Fey. Fey has yet to comment on the allegations.
Ryman Auditorium has disavowed any wrongdoing in the tirade, saying the theater "regrets that people were offended by statements" Morgan made, adding that it "does not control the content presented by people appearing on its stage, nor does it endorse any of the views of, or statements made by, such persons."
GLAAD has issued a statement:
"'Tracy Morgan's management needs to investigate these allegations and should they prove true, we call on him to remove these violently anti-gay remarks from his show and send a strong message that anti-gay violence is not something to joke about,' said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. GLAAD is working to confirm the story with Morgan’s management and hopes to have more details today.
"The alleged remarks included that if his son were gay he 'better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I'll pull out a knife and stab that little n**ger to death.' He also allegedly aid that 'Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.' He allegedly added, 'Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming.'"
The one person we want to hear from most, of course, has nothing to say, with Morgan's publicist saying, "There is no comment, thank you for your inquiry."
The best response? Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters, who Tweeted: