But his performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on June 3 went too far — even for Morgan — when he delivered a few lines about his feelings on homosexuality (as remembered by audience member Kevin Rogers on Facebook):
“God don’t make no mistakes; all this gay stuff is bull[**it],” Morgan said, adding the following about lesbians: “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 f[**]king man.”
And then it got personal: “If my son were gay he better come home and talk to me like a man and not [like a homosexual--Morgan mimicked a feminine voice] or I’d pull out a knife and stab that little N***** to death.”
According to Rogers, some of the crowd in Nashville was cheering in support of the comments while others voiced their disapproval and exited the show. “If gays can take a dick up their ass, they can take a joke,” Morgan reportedly said.
“Tracy Morgan exercised extremely poor judgment and he did the right thing by apologizing. But that’s just not enough. He’s a role model and Morgan now has a responsibility to make amends for his horribly hurtful and dangerous ‘comedy’ routine. He also needs to go further than his apology and correct the record: no one should feel ashamed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and they should definitely not become a victim of violence. Words have consequences and Morgan should be held to a higher standard. Until he does something meaningful, his brand will remain tarnished.”