Tina Fey, NBC execs respond to Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay rant Tracy Morgan may have apologized for his anti-LGBT rant during a show in Nashville last week – a screed which included calling homosexuality a “choice” and threatening to kill his son if his son turned out to be gay. But his 30 Rock costars have still spoken out against his comments.
In a statement, 30 Rock creator Tina Fey said, “I’m glad to hear that Tracy apologized for his comments. Stand-up comics may have the right to ‘work out’ their material in its ugliest and rawest form in front of an audience, but the violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT community.
“It also doesn’t line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person,” Fey continued. “I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket. The other producers and I pride ourselves on 30 Rock being a diverse, safe and fair workplace.” (Photo: Phil McCarten/Reuters)