Comedian Louis CK in a recent “Nightline” interview said that he thought the gay community missed a prime chance to have a discussion with Tracy Morgan, verses just attacking him for the hateful anti-gay jokes and comments that Morgan made during a comedy performance in Nashville, TN this summer.
C.K. took up Morgan’s defense, saying at the time that he was “on a comedy stage, not a pulpit.
C.K. also went on to paint Morgan as a misunderstood victim and said that he thought gay community missed a prime chance to have a discussion with Morgan, verses just attacking him.
“I think the opportunity that was lost was for the gay community to ask Tracy, ‘why did you say that’ and ‘what was your dad like’ and ‘what is being a man mean to you,’ you know what I mean? It could have been a starting point of a conversation that might have actually made a difference in how people feel about homophobia.”
Well its a very good thing that I don;t really give a shit about what Louis CK thinks or says as I do with most unfunny social commentary comedians. But if I did I’d tell him to get his facts straight. This was not one joke. Tracy put out anti-gay comments for several minutes. And it wasn’t the first time. Some people got up and left. Tracy is a homophobic bigot, and there is no mistake about it. There is nothing funny about “stabbing” a gay person in the throat. You can come along 6 months later, and try to sugar-coat that.
Truly disgusting that you stand up for Morgan and you try to turn this around to make him the victim and put no blame on him whatsoever.