Openly Gay Entertainers Cheyenne Jackson and Wanda Sykes Weigh In On Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Rant In Nashville, TN

Openly gay Cheyenne Jackson who co-stars with Morgan on 30 Rock and openly lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes weigh in on Tracey Morgan’s disgusting anti-gay “comedy routine”

Cheyenne Jackson said:

“I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant. 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.”

Meanwhile Wanda Sykes not only took took Morgan also fellow African-​American comedian Chris Rock and also Roland Martin, a CNN journalist, both of whom came out in strong support of what they see as Morgan’s right to say what he wants, without criticism.

Sykes said, “I do believe in free speech, but for a youth in TN or any other numerous place, Tracy just yelled, ‘Fire,’ in a crowded theater,” adding, ”Morgan “is just a dumb comic,” but also  she didn’t “believe Tracy would be so ignorant in LA, because we have a mayor, a city council,and police chief who believes we are all equal.”

When done with Morgan then set her sights on fellow comedian Chris Rock, who had said, also via Twitter, “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate shit.”To which Sykes responded again via Twitter: Ok, piss’d reading, “I don’t want 2 live n a world where Tracy can’t say…” I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country,”

But Wanda, God bless her soul wasn’t done yet.  CNN reporter Roland Martin, who spent a good part of the day on Twitter and Facebook vigorously debating his followers over Tracy Morgan’s comments, and ultimately wrote a column of his own in support of Tracy Morgan, titled, “WTF? Comic Tracy Morgan Has Offensive Material? To which Wanda shot back: Ro, I love and respect you, so I feel that I can tell you that your column is some bullshit. We can do better.” and “Tracy has the right to say whatever he wants to say, just like we have the right to say, not acceptable. We used to picnic to watch public hangings, but WE figured out, that was some sick shit.”

All Hail Wanda Sykes!

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