Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stab the Gay Out of your Son.

Oooh, sometimes I feel as if I live under a rock. Otherwise how could I have missed this story and a strong nominee for JeRK of the Month? I need to work a bit harder to look for HeROes of the Month. I'm sure they're out there and plentiful, but it's the JeRKs who make more noise.

Lots of people adore 30 Rock. I don't get it. I watched the first episode with my husband and we didn't smile or laugh even once. All I remember from it is Sarah Palin buying lots of hot dogs and giving them for free to people in the street. To each their own, I guess.

Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan, one of the stars of the show, has got himself into a lot of trouble for going on a hate filled homophobic tirade during one of his comedy shows. This was reported by Kevin Rogers, one of the audience members, in a note on his Facebook page. In case you are one of the few people who still don't have a Facebook page or are just too lazy to click on links, I'll cut and paste it here for your convenience.
So tonight was the night, Tracy Morgan in the hallowed halls of the Ryman Auditorium.  I always giggle a little bit when I think that the legends of country music must be rolling over in their graves knowing that there are raunchy comics on their stage.   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.  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 that if his son 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.

The sad thing is that none of this rant was a joke.  His entire demeanor changed during that portion of the night.  He was truly filled with some hate towards us.  As far as I could see 10 to 15 people walked out.  I had to fight myself to stay seated, but I knew if I got up... he won.  He wanted to piss people off and get a rise.  I didn't let him win by chasing me off, he surely didn't get any applause or laughter from me after that point - mainly because he was no longer funny to me.  I wasn't holding back, it just wasn't funny.  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.  

Once again, I can take a joke.  I find all sorts of things that are inappropriate funny.  Life is too serious to not laugh and enjoy some humor.  I now no longer enjoy Tracy Morgan's humor.  It's sad that I now have to take some inventory of my love of "30 Rock".

I'm not angry... just very very very disappointed.

BY THE WAY... FEEL FREE TO SHARE with all of your friends!
Kevin Rogers
Morgan has obviously apologized since. Woop-ti-doo. I am far less tolerant of homophobia since I have became a parent because I no longer think about the way it affects me, I'm a big boy, but more how it affects my son who will be growing up with gay parents regardless of whatever his sexual orientation will turn out to be. I also view these homophobic rants through the eyes of a scared, closeted teenager who thinks the world will end if his loved ones will find out he is gay, I am no longer that teen, but many who were babies and toddlers when I struggled with my sexuality are now gay teens themselves and while the world has moved in the right direction since, being a gay teen is still not easy. It's probably even twice as bad for black gay teens who many I'm sure look up to Tracy Morgan.

So for these teens to hear from an influential comedian that he would stab his son if he turned out to be gay, that's just unacceptable. It should be a career ending move. I was never a follower of Tracy Morgan, but I will be actively avoiding him just like I do Mel Gibson after his antisemitic rants. I can no longer view these people as the blank canvas they need to be for a fictional character to be painted on. Jodie Foster's The Beaver looks interesting, but with Gibson in it I'll pass.

The rampant homophobia also masks Morgan's exteme misogyny. Barak Obama needs to man up and stop being OK with gays just because he's living with three females. Meaning that a real man must despise homosexuality and be able to withstand the attempts of his women to emasculate him by accepting it. That's of course on top of the hilarious comments about women needing to cook meals for him instead of advancing their careers. Sheer comic genius.

Since then Kevin Rogers (the guy who posted the Facebook message, keep up!) has accepted Tracy Morgan's apology and said he doesn't want to see Morgan lose his job over the incident. Perez Hilton and other gay figures are all warm and fuzzy about the apology. Well here's one gay blogger who's not. I don't believe for a second that Morgan didn't mean every single hateful word he spewed. The only thing he is really sorry about is the backlash, including from his co-star and boss, Tina Fey. Unfortunately for him this is not stuff you can backpedal from, some unintentional slip of the tongue in the wrong context or something a very young man might spout in ignorance. He's grown man who worked for years in what is considered to be a fairly liberal industry and yet he still remained a bigoted little turd.

I really do want to see Tracy Morgan lose his job over this to send a message that this is beyond unacceptable. I'm sure he made enough money on his TV shows and movies to live comfortably for the rest of his life and he can always find some small dirty comedy clubs with sticky floors where his hateful rants will be welcome as humour. I'll stab my son if he's gay. Erm, yeah. I'm sort of missing the punchline here, but I'm sure some people will be pissing their pants.

I'm sure Tracy Morgan will be able to resume his TV and movie career uninterrupted for me to ignore. All I can say is, I was not watching Tracy Morgan's work before it was the cool thing to do. I'm a trend setter.


1 comment:

lin liyi said...

Everything you actually soul might possibly drive can be obtained on sale internet and they often for rolex replica public auction web pages for instance reproductions of vintage designs different watches, whilst others. Investigate the detailing properly to get genuine types with the fitness of merchandise. You could make the purchase of a gift idea for your personal baseball crazi beau incredibly easier plus worry absolutely free by way of evaluating upon gift ideas I brought up. You will find superb omega replica sale to choose from presenting great bargains for baseball relevant gift ideas. Perspective countless snap shots and often of your solution out of several replica watches uk. Normally you may get hold of the owner locally to require supplemental snap shots and also check with precise problems on which find in case the snap shots to be found in a detailing. You won’t study these at a store hence watch out. Knowing ways to capitalize on a person's hublot replica sale is actually a approach, never a little something you own. Baseball is a be managed by the most perfect gift idea conundrum. Gifts for instance get caught in a class of synthetic version products and solutions.