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Apparently Everyone Misunderstood Tracy Morgan’s “Stab My Gay Son” Joke

During a June stand-up routine in Nashville, comedian man-child Tracy Morgan said that he would stab his son if he turned out gay. Immediately GLAAD and the HRC shit a brick and Tracy began his public weeks-long apology parade to make it up to the gays.

Now, months later, he’s on David Letterman calling it all “a big misunderstanding.” Uh… no.

Morgan obviously doesn’t want to relive or repeat calling homosexuality a choice and stabbing his hypothetical gay son, but by implying that his audience “misunderstood” his intentions, he foists the fault on the offended rather than the offender. But hearing his statements on Letterman, one wonders whether Morgan’s ordeal helped him understand the real-world consequences of his anti-gay “joking” at all.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Oct 12, 2011
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  • 60 Comments
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Plus, he’s still on ’30 Rock’ collecting a huge salary and enjoys the support of Tina Fey.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      So Queerty has made TWO posts stating that we are bulling Michelle Bachman’s husband and should lay off him, and yet the post about Tracy Morgan doesn’t get the same ridiculous, offensive free pass.

      Did the Bachman campaign buy add space or is there another reason that Queerty is demanding we treat a dangerous homophobic person who has a clinic attacking gays better, but is saving the vitriol for a mere homophobic comedian?

      Oct 12, 2011 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Disgraceful.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cam: Even i knew what Queerty was saying about Bachman was satire. Why don’t you tell me where the satire or even humor is about stabbing your gay son?

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      it would be stabbing his “hypothetical gay son”, Queerty. By ignoring copy editing comment after copy editing comment, one wonders whether Queerty will ever begin respecting themselves and start paying attention.

      Queerty, I volunteer. The ball is in your court.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel Villarreal
      Daniel Villarreal

      @Cinesnatch: I corrected it, but what are you volunteering to do exactly?

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cinesnatch: You aren’t even in the same game with that comment. You do not have the ball to throw back with what you said. So tell me, if i say i want to stab your hypothetical gay ass does that mean it is less offensive that saying i want to stab your gay ass? Idiotic! Mince onions or something not words. You make no sense.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      I thought it was the fact he was being bullied not that he was gay that he would stab him. either way wrong.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cinesnatch: Maybe it’s ok to say his “hypothetical” white son then? That would make it oh so much better huh? Oh i get it. You want accuracy is all. The facts are in. Tracy Morgan is a fucking homophobic bigot who thinks exploiting his own minority status somehow fucking makes him immune from being criticized for discriminating against others. Who did what first is what is important here so think about what you are gonna say in response before you blurt it out. No one else but Tracy Morgan began this bullshit and you are twisting things around for some bizarre freagin reason i don’t even give a damn about. Wanker. You want to play semantics? Go ahead. Let’s see you lash out Cinesnatch. Give it your best shot. If you think you are gonna get two words in supporting Tracy Morgan you are mistaken.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @Daniel Villarreal: I was being purposely ambiguous as a tactic to actually get you to listen for a change.

      Looks like it worked.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @ewe: We were talking about grammar and intended meaning here. It’s above your understanding. Go back to the game inside your head.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @ousslander: The son has to be hypothetically gay before he can get hypothetically stabbed. Since most everyone was taking Morgan so seriously, the stabbing was a foregone conclusion.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @ewe: Wow, when you take a laxative, it seems to come out the wrong end.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cinesnatch: You are not even witty. That would have to come from within your head. Stay on topic which is you whining about the word “hypothetical” not being included on this thread by Queerty. As if it fucking matters one iota. Demented queen.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      Oh dear fucking god almighty. This has to be resurrected now?

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @ewe: Queerty corrected the post. Enough said.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cinesnatch: Listen Ms. Thing. You were asked a question by Queerty in response and you ignored that too. Enough said is right. Hypocrite. Go away. I am not interested in comments about laxatives and rediculous bullshit when the topic is a homophobic bigot using his race for cover. Shut the fuck up. you are annoying.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @ewe: And you sound really hot! Illiterate, but hot! Lemme know when you wanna hook up.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cinesnatch: no thanks. Get some self esteem.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Parson Thwackum
      Parson Thwackum

      Yeah, just like Alex Baldwin getting a total free pass for disparagingly referring to a Starbucks employee as a “queen,” this is about gay rights organizations knowing they can’t match the popularity of a TV show that hipsters like, even with self-proclaimed “liberal, tolerant” straight young people. We’re still lower on the pecking order than Must See TV and have no power over someone like Morgan. Deal with it and change it rather than denying it.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Parson Thwackum: I always stated that the Starbucks employee should have filed a law suit against Baldwin for putting his safety in danger. Let’s face it. If none of it matters than John Galliano has more talent in his hair follicle than anyone of these other bigots.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      @ewe: Get a sense of humor.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cinesnatch: There is nothing fucking funny about Tracy Morgan.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      There has never been anything funny about this vile man.His “joke” was also not a JOKE to begin with.Typical coward he expresses what HIS honest feelings are about homosexuality then backtracks gives a half assed apology like the rest of these lying hypocrites goes to GLAAD acting as if he gives a damn (which he doesn’t ) then claims the offended are the ones who need to lighten up about it.Moron. Claiming you would murder your own son if he told you he was gay is no laughing matter nor is anything remotely humorous about a comment like that.Its insane extremely hateful full of venom vitriol bigotry and homophobia period.

      For you Mr Morgan Im sure you would not feel the same way hypocrite if someone called you the N word for being african american now would you?

      As I said…moron.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      My bad I left out the rest since he claims it was a joke and people misunderstood.

      For you Mr Morgan Im sure you would feel the same way if someone called you the N word for being african american and said you should be lynched due to your skin color now wouldn’t you?

      As I said… moron.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Michael: If Michael Richards is not forgiven for saying “nigger” or John Galliano does not get his job back at Dior then Tracy Morgan should be subjected to the same standards but his race is being used to give him a pass because in actuality it is a more sinister force (not black and proud tracy morgan) implanting the idea that he and those who share his race are too stupid to grasp the concept of equality and are therefore given chance after chance after chance to maybe someday “evolve.” I didn’t create it bitches. I am just sayin it the way it fucking is. If you don’t get it then your head is up your ass with a bunch of PC crapola that does nothing but make yourself feel good. Contrary to popular belief David Letterman is not the Arbitration Judge.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      I think Tracy made a dump joke and everyone needs to get over themselves .

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @James: I guess you are just a dumb fag who needs his colon ripped out of his ass. Oh it’s a joke. Just get over yourself honey.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      for what it’s worth – Morgan’s seriously ill-advised comments elevated homophobia and anti-gay “humour” to a national level. it got dialogues going about what’s funny and what simply fucking isn’t.

      in the grand scheme of things, that’s actually a good thing. it got the whole country talking.
      since then, he’s done seminars, workshops, and outreach with LGBT Youth in the wake of this all. lip-service? some think so. but it’s still more than any of the “others” have done who had similar foot-in-mouth moments of bigotry in the public sphere.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Little Kiwi: and then he went on David Lettermans show and dismissed all that so called previous good work by saying it was all a misunderstanding. That is NOT a good thing in the “long run.”

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      it’s still got people talking about it. right now, people are talking about how this appearance on Letterman was antithetical to his ‘mea culpa’.

      which, again, gets the issue addressed on a national level.

      he’s not homophobic, he’s homo-IGNORANT – he told a specific joke to a specific crowd that, alas, finds that kind of “joke” funny. it AINT funny. at all. but to a certain crowd “ugh, gays” has been a punchline. and no, i’m not saying ‘black people’, either. it’s not an ethnic thing. it’s a sociocultural thing – specific subgroups within a larger group.

      check out Kevin Hart’s standup video “Kevin Hart -Seriously Funny” to see what I’m talking about. Here – i’ll post a link. This video was a bestseller, and as far as I can see there has been NO controversy about it.

      http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.com/2010/09/do-you-find-this-funny.html

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Little Kiwi: Talking about it at the expense of gay people and dignity is not progressive. Assuming what you say is true it cannot be Tracy Morgan or David Letterman who settles this with what they deem acceptable. Jewish people were allowed the last word with John Galliano. He has been labeled an anti semite. Black people were allowed the last word with Michael Richards. He has been labeled a racist. GAY PEOPLE will be allowed the last word with Tracy Morgan. He should be labeled a homophobic bigot.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @ewe:

      I agree and the fact that he is african american is even more hypocritical in that area.

      African americans have been discriminated just as we have in the LGBT community yet some african americans are hypocrites and turn around and discriminate against ANOTHER group of innocent human beings simply because we are gay.

      Too bad they can’t learn what my parents taught me and I taught myself it is not the color of someones skin that matters it is the content of ones character.They should apply that themselves towards us.Them being against us for being gay is incredibly stupid and hypocritical.

      All of us from each community have been discriminated against it should bring us closer not further apart which sadly continues to happen with bigots like Tracy Morgan.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Tracy Morgan doesn’t get it. That’s my point. He points to his necklace as “number one Dad.” This has nothing to do with his son. NOTHING. He is in the freagin dark or he is going to the bank portraying someone who is the freagin dark. Either way it is not good for gay people and David Letterman can go fuck himself and stay the hell out of it. His own dismissiveness only contributes to more of the same.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @ewe:

      You’re correct in that regard especially since he claims that saying he would stab his son ( murder his son) if he was gay was only a misunderstanding.How anyone can misunderstand someone who claims that they will murder their son if he was gay is beyond me.It literally boggles the mind and he is only making excuses for his actions and now backtracking no question about that.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      ewe, we’re gonna have the last word with Morgan. this appearance on Letterman is not “the end” of this debacle for him, and indeed for us.

      as i’ve said, and i’ll repeat again, it’s brought the topic of “homophobia passing for comedy” back into national attention.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Michael: Unfortunately those able to reach the most people are financially rewarded and don’t care about the things you brought up because it get replaced with classism and classism contributes to ego mania.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @ewe:

      That’s sad then in more ways then one. I would think integrity self respect for one self and others plus being a decent human being would be far more important then anything else.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Little Kiwi: Well when i see David Letterman interviewing John Galliano and Michael Richards who say it was all a misunderstanding while David Letterman quietly accepts that then we are on the way to having the last word. Otherwise i think it’s nice what you say but it may only be wishful thinking.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Michael: i think that too and you might as well but we do not have a seat in front of millions every night at 11:30pm.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Little Kiwi: I get your message of seeing the silver lining though.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      i strongly encourage people to check out this link to this video.

      sure, it’s not as outright “violent” as Morgan’s comment, but it’s still pretty galling. and note how the audience roars with approval.

      sorry for the bad video quality, i actually received a Cease and Desist letter from kevin hart about it.

      http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.com/2010/09/do-you-find-this-funny.html

      Oct 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Kevin Hart has always been homophobic and an idiot to boot.

      Funny how he says negative things about homosexuality when he and that dude from Scream 4 can’t remember the name spoofed BrokeBack Mountain in Scary Movie 4.You could tell even from those scenes that those characters were SUPPOSED to be gay.

      Granted it was more offensive then funny and I did not like the stereotypes.But still I think Kevin protests too much just as people like him ALWAYS protest too much when it comes to homosexuality.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @ewe: said..

      “@Cam: Even i knew what Queerty was saying about Bachman was satire. Why don’t you tell me where the satire or even humor is about stabbing your gay son?”
      _________________

      Funny, you’re the only one who thought so.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Cam: First of all Cam, you do not speak for everyone and secondly i never interpreted anything Queerty said as a directive to everyone that Bachman was off limits. You did and “funny, you’re the only one who thought so”. Snap!!!

      Oct 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Veteran
      Gay Veteran

      @ewe: Yes, instead of just blaming Tracy Morgan for HIS ignorance… lets use this as an opportunity to bash blacks because blacks are the only homophobic minority group. And blacks are the only ones not allowed to be ignorant/homophobic.

      Funny I never see you call out the racist/prejudice/ignorant GAYS on this site, including yourself.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Gay Veteran: then you don’t fucking read putz. I am an incredible asshole to everyone. Just ask.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Gay Veteran: you are a troll. i knew someone would come out of the woodwork changing the subject by accusing someone else of changing the subject. Learn how to read. You are the one who who thinks your pc crap is your ticket to enlightenment. You are not intelligent simply because you don’t fucking think Veteran. Spare me all your institutional guilt. I call a spade a fucking spade. And it would be best for you to keep in mind who starts when where.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Gay Veteran: You make as much sense as someon who says ” I wouldn’t have robbed your house if you didn’t have a house.”

      Oct 12, 2011 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Veteran
      Gay Veteran

      @ewe: Yes I’m PC…. I know being sensitive to the feeling of others is the worst thing ever but… isn’t that what you expect from Tracy Morgan(and every other homophobic idiot)?

      I’m sorry I have a brain. I’m sorry have enough sense to know it’s wrong to make ignorant comments like the ones you make. Oh yeah, and I’m sorry for ALL of my ‘black privilege’… us blacks get away with murder when we’re not being wrongly accused and discriminated against. lol

      Go ahead call me some more names and curse to argue your horrible point. :)

      Oct 12, 2011 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Gay Veteran: No i don’t expect nothing from that player. He can fucking die for all i care. If you are sorry you have a brain that’s your main problem Gay Veteran. I give what i get you bent over stretched out bitch. Your so called black self uses your pc bullshit to deter away from anything you don’t happen to want to face so take your card elsewhere. I got a cover shit head and you aren’t on my guest list. Why don’t you take a look in your mirror and ask yourself why you are changing the subject when the original discrimination that bothers your sorry ass is anti gay hatred. Stop diminishing the true culprit with your victim scenario. I will say that it really isn’t necessary to call you more names any longer because you already are programmed for failure with that passive aggressive shit you learned somewhere along the way. I am not impressed. Stay in that laboratory of yours and mix yourself up a different agenda. I don’t think i fucking like you either.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lamb
      lamb

      @ewe: don’t you have anything better to do than respond to anyone who comments about why they’re wrong? get a life.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @lamb: lol. your username gives me strength. Thank you. ahahahah.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @lamb: Btw. I happen to respond to those who address me. Look it up before you make your accusations. Do you have a point to anything your aiming my way?

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Gay Veteran: Oh yeah, and I’m sorry for ALL of my ‘black privilege’… us blacks get away with murder when we’re not being wrongly accused and discriminated against. lol

      What makes you think you speak for anyone but yourself? You including Tracy Morgan in that statement of yours? And you think you’re gonna shut people up with that tired rhetoric. Think again. Don’t blister your fingers in that stairwell Honey.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Veteran
      Gay Veteran

      @ewe: I’m done with you. You’re so beneath me it’s not even funny…. actually it is. lol

      Oct 13, 2011 at 3:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kike
      Kike

      Nobody really likes faggots. Faggots themselves hate their faggotry. This is one of the reasons why faggots are so psychotic and authoritarian.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 5:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Opheliac
      Opheliac

      @Kike: Troll harder, bro. Your name ain’t even funny.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 8:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Get back to your rubber room troll it misses you.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter
      Peter

      This may sound like I’m a judgemental, dick, but nothing about Tracey Morgan’s apology or attitude ever came off as anything but a PR scramble. Personally, there never seemed to be even a pretense of sincerity.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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