*After “30 Rock” star and comedian Tracy Morgan made some interesting and quite homophobic comments in a stand-up routine, the LGBT community made a huge fuss. Oh, and Chris Rock tweeted a supportive message. But now he’s taking it back.
Originally, Rock wrote, “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate s-.”
But over the weekend Rock backtracked and Tweeted:
“Tracy morgan is a tad off we all know that so when tracy says something i usually don’t take it anymore serious than i would a statement from gary busey or flavor flav. when i first heard the statement i thought it was offensive but it also reminded me of my father saying ill kill you if you ever bring home a white girl but after reading everything tracy said. wow i get it that s- wasn’t called for and i don’t support it at all. Now can i please go to the tony awards without getting my ass kicked.”
There was also some new controversy on the issue with CNN pundit Roland Martian who blogged a semi-supportive message on the issue of comedic freedom. He declared Morgan was not attacking any one person and comedians often say vile things in their routines.