Plenty of famous faces are speaking out about Tracy Morgan’s nasty homophobic rant spewed last week during a stand-up gig in Nashville.
Morgan’s “30 Rock” co-star and producer Tina Fey, as well as NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt — who is openly gay — both issued statements acknowledging the comedian’s freedom of speech but addressing the outburst as disturbing and reckless.
Cheyenne Jackson — Morgan’s frequent co-star on “30 Rock” who also is gay — told Out magazine he was “disgusted and appalled” by the rant, which included a comment about killing his own son if he said he was gay.
However, it seems Chris Rock is the celeb that really got tongues wagging.
Rock appeared to have Tracy’s back on Friday when he tweeted, “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live in world where Tracy Morgan can’t say foul inappropriate s--t.”
Naturally, a firestorm ensued, and Rock has since backed off after he apparently read what Morgan actually said.
Tweeted Rock yesterday: “Wow I get it that s--t wasn’t called for and I don’t support it at all. Now can I please go to the Tony Awards without getting my ass kicked.”
Morgan isn’t the first comedian to raise eyebrows with hateful supposed “comedy”: “Seinfeld” star Michael Richards went on a vicious racial tirade during a show in ’06 after a black audience member supposedly heckled him.