Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin Weigh in on Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Outburst
[via E! online]
You know you’ve hit an all-time low when you disappoint Tina Fey.
The funnywoman spoke out about the recent controversy surrounding Tracy Morgan‘s comedy act, which contained homophobic jokes (which Morgan later apologized for).
“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,” Fey tells E! News in a statement.
But that’s not all the show creator had to say. And Morgan’s 30 Rock costar Alec Baldwin and the heads of NBC had a few words to share as well…
Fey went on to say that comic’s rant, “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,” adding, “I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers on 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.”
Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment also had some words about the incident. “I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind and I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance.”
“We will always recognize an artist’s freedom to express him or herself, but not when reckless things are said no matter what the context. Unfortunately, Tracy’s comments reflect negatively on both 30 Rock and NBCâ€”two very all-inclusive and diverse organizationsâ€”and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”