NASHVILLE -- A man who was in the audience at a recent Tracy Morgan show in Nashville said that the well-known comedian and "30 Rock" actor went beserk when talking about how he'd treat a gay son: 'I'd kill him.'
Audience member Kevin Rogers, who is gay, wrote about the June 3 show on Facebook:
"I've been a big fan of his since his days at SNL. The show was your typical hysterical dick, cum and pussy humor... I have to say it was hilarious and well worth at least 40% of the $86 we spent per ticket to see him. I figured at some point the gay jokes would fly and I'm well prepared for a good ribbing of straight gay humor," Rogers wrote.
However, Rogers said that this didn't feel like humor; Morgan's whole demeanor changed when he started in on the gay jokes and that he seemed "truly filled with hate against us."
"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," Rogers wrote. "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.
Rogers said that about a dozen people walked out.
Truth Wins Out Social Media Director Evan Hurst said that if these allegations are true, Morgan went too far.
"Comedians have long pushed the envelope in tackling controversial subjects," he said. "Indeed, it's part of their job description, and good comedians are able to do this and keep everybody laughing at the same time. However, abject hatred directed at vulnerable kids is not comedy, by anyone's definition. If these reports are true, we expect a full explanation and apology."
SOURCE: '30 Rock' comedian Tracy Morgan accused of on-stage homophobic tirade
I'm hoping against hope that this was taken out of context, but it doesn't sound like it. Disappointing.