Updated Friday, 11 a.m. EST
After reaching out on Friday morning to GLAAD, we learned that the organization is eagerly looking into the reports of Tracy Morgan's anti-gay tirade that allegedly occurred on stage in Nashville last weekend. Find out what GLAAD President Jarret Barrios initially has to say on the developing situation, after the jump.
“Tracy Morgan’s management needs to investigate these allegations and should they prove true, we call on him to remove these violently anti-gay remarks from his show and send a strong message that anti-gay violence is not something to joke about,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a statement provided to Instinct.
So, what are the latest allegations of disparaging homophobia falling out of Tracy's mouth?
On Saturday, June 4, Tracy took the stage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Shortly after his set began, the prolific comedian allegedly embarked on an anti-gay tirade that is quickly erupting into a publicity nightmare.
According to Kevin Rogers (who was in attendance at the Ryman show), Tracy's anti-gay stand-up material included:
-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.
Kevin started a Facebook page titled "Why I No Longer 'LIKE' Tracy Morgan—A Must Read," immediately after the show, where he reports that the homophobic portion of Tracy's stage time was not intended to be a joke (and that a dozen or so folks walked out during it).
In response to the reports of Tracy's set at the Ryman, Truth Wins Out has called on the actor to respond to the allegations. In a press statement, TWO's Director of Social Media Evan Hurst writes:
“In an era when strong role models like CNN’s Don Lemon are coming out, and public figures from the San Francisco Giants to the President of the United States are loudly proclaiming their support for LGBT youth victims of anti-gay bullying, it is disgraceful for any role model to inject such hatred into the discourse,” said Truth Wins Out Director of Social Media Evan Hurst. ”The last year has seen far too many reports of gay or gay-perceived youth either attempting or completing suicide as a result of anti-gay bullying. If Tracy Morgan indeed did say these things, he needs to respond immediately with either an explanation or a contrite apology.”
Because it's what we do, we reached around, um, reached out to mo-hater Morgan's personal publicist. It's not even worth posting, except that the quick response we got leads us to believe they are going into full-throttle damage control.
Morgan's personal publicist, Nicole Chabot, issued this statement to Instinct: "There is no comment. Thank you."
This isn't the first time Instinct has reported on Tracy Morgan's alleged homophobic-laden stage shows. In November 2009, crowds of audience members reputedly fled a Carnegie Hall show after the actor denounced being gay as "a choice."
This isn't something that can be ignored, right Instincters?