In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, on June 3rd at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Tracy Morgan, star of NBC’s 30 Rock, decided his gay bashing would play well south of the Mason-Dixon line, so he lit into a tirade that included him describing potentially murdering his own son were he to come out.
We’re hopeful this is a fatal blow to his career.
Here’s what Morgan had to say about the possibility of his son being 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 nigger to death.”
In some circles this could be seen as premeditation, rather than just some unfortunate part of his act. After all, he’s got priors. In 2009, many of the Carnegie Hall audience members walked out of his pathetic show because he started in with the old “gay is a choice” chestnut. Even if it is a choice you douchebag, why are breeders the only ones who gets to choose their sexual orientation without commentary?
Worse than Morgan’s anti-gay tirade, however, is the despicable comment issued after the show by someone at the Ryman Auditorium who apparently shares Morgan’s homophobia. In a prepared statement, they had this to say:
“The Ryman Auditorium regrets that people were offended by statements made by Tracy Morgan during his June 3 appearance.”
Who wrote this statement for them, Mel Gibson? There’s no condemnation of Morgan, there’s no words of apology to the LGBT community, and there’s no telling the world that Tracy Morgan is banned from Nashville for the rest of his sad, pathetic life. Just a statement that they’re sorry if you were in the audience and offended by his comments. If you were in the audience and were NOT offended by his comments, then the Ryman pretty much has nothing to say to you, and will most likely be contacting you to purchase season tickets. Apparently, this is their preferred audience.
To make matter worse, they went on to say:
“The Ryman 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.”
This might sound like an apology, but it’s just another backhanded bitch-slap. They would apparently issue the same comment if Jesus Christ were on stage preaching his philosophy of brotherly love. If for some reason you’d be offended by this, too bad. They neither control nor endorse the content. What a bunch of cowards. I hope their white hoods and robes get ruined at the dry cleaner.