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Rapper T.I. Defends Tracy Morgan And His Right To Verbally Bash Gay People: Gay People Are “Too Sensitive”

Rapper T.I. (who I’ll admit I’ve never heard of and won’t be going out of my way too after this)  in an interview with VIBE magazine says that gay people are too sensitive, defends comedian Tracey Morgan, and basically says people have the right to be made fun of and have bad things said about them because its a First Admendment right.

Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy (Morgan) say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.’

While T.I. makes clear that he supports anyone’s sexual preference, he then connects, in his opinion, a current oversensitivity among gay people with a consequential and ironic offense of the First Amendment. “They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.’.

I bet  T.I. is grateful that he and other homophobic people of color have the right to make boneheaded, ignorant statements without having crosses burned in their yards like in the old days.  Perhaps he doesn’t  realize that such rights wouldn’t exist for him if most people believed they should be able to be “against blacks” in peace?

The ignorance and hypocrisy of this man and those like him burns.  If someone started ranting against the “N-word-ers”, he would likely be the first one to react and call for action.

It is not “shutting down” to call out hate.

I’m guessing the T.I. stands for Totally (Fucking) Insane

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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