After a recent performance by Tracy Morgan at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, a young man named Kevin Rogers took to his Facebook page to describe the show:
I have very thick skin when it comes to humor; I can dish and I can take. What I can’t take is when Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay shit was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that “Born this Way” is bullshit, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because “God don’t make no mistakes” (referring to God not making someone gay cause that would be a mistake). He said that there is no way a woman could love and have sexual desire for another woman, that’s just a woman pretending because she hates a fucking man. He took time to visit the bullshit of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying. He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming, and that bullied kids should just bust some ass and beat those other little fuckers that bully them, not whine about it. He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N (one word I refuse to use) to death. He mentioned that Barack Obama needed to man up and quit being all down with this just because he has a wife and two daughters. All of this being followed by thunderous cheer and “You go Tracys”. Tracy then said he didn’t fucking care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a fucking dick up their ass… they can take a fucking joke.
I won’t even get started on his rant about how women should be home cooking him a fucking meal and not becoming CEOs or him talking about fucking the moms of retards.
EEEEEEEEEEEEK! That is me, jumping on a table and shrieking. “KILL IT, DANNY! KILL IT!” (I don’t know who Danny is, but I would rather he have to deal with this situation. Too gross!) Obviously, uh, this is pretty unacceptable. I’m sure it was a GREAT SHOW because it sounds VERY FUNNY (JUST KIDDING I am BEING SARCASTIC) but as far as the politics of it goes: painfully reprehensible. And I bet you five hard-earned Disney Bucks that when Tracy Morgan is forced to publicly confront this and apologize, his defense will be that he is a comedian and that he was telling jokes at a comedy show. Man oh man. As someone who loves comedians and jokes and comedy shows, I sure hate that defense!
The worst part about this whole situation, though, is that the “joke” Tracy Morgan made about STABBING HIS SON TO DEATH if he ever said he was gay (in too gay a voice?) is a rip-off of SOMEONE ELSE’S NIGHTMARE JOKE!
Videogum’s own Joe Mande has a stand up bit that he does (hold on, hold on, Joe Mande is not the nightmare) about being asked to perform at a college, but the organizer of the event asking him to please be sensitive about what types of jokes he tells, because some of the students have identity issues and one of the comedians they invited recently was booed off-stage. Joe Mande, surprised, having never heard of a comedian being disliked so much that he was actually booed off-stage, asked to hear what the joke was that was so offensive. “Oh,” the organizer said, “I don’t remember the wording exactly, but he said something like if he ever caught his son in bed with another boy, he would stab them both to death.” [At this point in the bit, Joe Mande makes a horrified face.] “OK,” Joe Mande told her, “well, don’t worry, because usually when I go on stage I tell jokes? Not my hate-crime fantasies.”
The comedian that Joe Mande is talking about in that bit, incidentally, is Jo Koy, a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. OF COURSE.
I’m not saying that Tracy Morgan definitely stole his horrifying non-joke from Jo Koy. They BOTH probably came up with the horrifying non-joke on their own. But the only thing worse than a horrifying non-joke is a TIRED horrifying non-joke that someone else has done before. (I brought this whole thing up to Joe Mande to make sure he was OK with me republishing his material, and he pointed out that in Tracy Morgan’s version of the joke, at least he only kills one person. Good point, Joe Mande!)
Gross. Gross to both of these fucking jerks. (I guess they aren’t Goop subscribers.)
And thus ends the Videogum “Tracy Morgan Promise.” Oh well! I still like 30 Rock, and I bet that Tracy Morgan will say something “wacky” on Dave Letterman and take his shirt off on the Phoenix Morning News, but FUCK if we are going to support him in such a focused and enthusiastic way. No. The hell with him. Fuck him. Welcome to the No Jerk Club. Membership is free. No Tracy Morgans (or Jo Koys) allowed! (Thanks for the tip, Amrit, Jeffrey, and Nick.)