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TeaBagsAreForCups Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 10:35 PM
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Tracy Morgan. Vile Homophobe.
30 Rock' comedian Tracy Morgan accused of on-stage homophobic tirade
by GoPride.com News Staff
Thu. June 9, 2011 7:10:35 PM

Nashville A man who was in the audience at a recent Tracy Morgan show in Nashville said that the well-known comedian and "30 Rock" actor went beserk when talking about how he'd treat a gay son: 'I'd kill him.' Audience member Kevin Rogers, who is gay, wrote about the June 3 show on Facebook:

"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," Rogers wrote. However, Rogers said that this didn't feel like humor; Morgan's whole demeanor changed when he started in on the gay jokes and that he seemed "truly filled with hate against us."

"He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N (one word I refuse to use) to death," Rogers wrote. "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. Rogers said that about a dozen people walked out. Truth Wins Out Social Media Director Evan Hurst said that if these allegations are true, Morgan went too far.

"Comedians have long pushed the envelope in tackling controversial subjects," he said. "Indeed, it's part of their job description, and good comedians are able to do this and keep everybody laughing at the same time. However, abject hatred directed at vulnerable kids is not comedy, by anyone's definition. If these reports are true, we expect a full explanation and apology."

http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/1...

Tracy Morgan Threatens To Kill His Son If Gay During Homophobic Tirade Onstage
Posted by Kevin Farrell on Jun 9, 2011 in Oh

Tracy Morgan is reportedly a raging homophobe. Who knew? 30 Rock star and former SNL alum Tracy Morgans June 3rd stand-up routine drove offtrack, and eventually off a cliff when the comedian went on a homophobic tirade while onstage in Nashville, Tennessee. Morgan reportedly attacked President Obama for supporting the LGBT community, called homosexuality a choice, and even threatened to stab his own son to death if he ever came home from school and told his father he was gay.

When the audience began to turn on Morgan, he reportedly remarked that if gays can take a dick up their ass, they can take a joke. Kevin Rogers, who was in the audience, shared his account of the hateful incident with Truth Wins Out. 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 dont 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, thats 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 if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not 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 didnt 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.

Oh HELL no. Its worth noting that Morgan works under Tina Fey, an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community. She has been pressed for a comment on Morgans hateful meltdown, but has yet to respond. Morgans publicist, Nicole Charbot, issued this statement to Instinct: There is no comment. Thank you. Thank us? Try begging our forgiveness. Were guessing this is just the beginning of this story.

Its worth noting that Morgans homophobic meltdown just happened to be in Tennessee, the current Homophobic Cup holder of our glorious nation. In recent weeks, Tennessee has stripped LGBT employment discrimination protections from the law, and of course passed the Dont Say Gay Bill through the senate. Not that they needed they help, but Morgans tirade puts them miles ahead in the race for Americas most anti-gay state. Lovely.

- SNIP -

http://unicornbooty.com/2011/06/tracy-morgan-threatens-...
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 10:39 PM
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1. I've never been much of a Tracy Morgan fan.
He's just too clumsy for me.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:42 AM
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18. I could never figure how how he managed to land the SNL gig
let alone anything else.

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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:49 AM
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21. Always wondered that too. Never found him that funny. Sounds a little nuts to boot.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 10:39 PM
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2. Posted this too...I'm glad it's getting notice.
:puke:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 10:40 PM
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3. is that his Michael Richards moment
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TeaBagsAreForCups Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 11:03 PM
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6. Frankly, Morgan makes Richards....
Edited on Thu Jun-09-11 11:05 PM by TeaBagsAreForCups
... and Richards' "rant," if i recall, look like a Disney cartoon by comparison.

This story has legs. I would not want to be responsible for the voice mail system in the Public Relations department of NBC tomorrow morning.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:35 AM
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25. The isn't a video, that make a big difference in circumstances like this.
Tracy is also still making people money while Richards was already washed up.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 12:44 PM
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42. two guys I thought were really funny
but now I can't watch either of them. Who knew they hated so much?
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Blecht Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 10:43 PM
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4. that's so fucked up
how could he possibly think it'd be ok to say any of that anywhere?

and they say that comedians are smart -- he and michael richards are evidence to the contrary.
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texshelters Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 10:52 PM
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5. I've like some of Morgan's comedy in the past, but
this is inexcusable. I will personally post "don't support this homophobe" messages and his most popular YouTube videos. He show his vial inhuman side at this show. And, there is nothing "purportedly" about his remarks. Too many witnesses have come forward and told us what he said.

Peace,
Tex Shelters
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TeaBagsAreForCups Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:03 AM
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8. Yep, I noted that Morgan...
... has quite a few you-tube embeds. Posting comments with links to the articles cited would spread the true nature of this bigot farther.
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 11:06 PM
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7.  buffoon
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:36 AM
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17. Beat Me To It
That was the word i was going to use. So, +1 on your post.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:08 AM
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9. I guess having a kidney transplant
Didn't change his bigotry.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:20 AM
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10. We'll see if this gets as much play as bigotry towards Jews & Blacks
I doubt this will get the media coverage that the Michael Richards or Mel Gibson rants did. In a lot of ways it's still okay in America to go off on the LGBT community. I doubt we'll see Letterman talking about it, nor will it get much play on MSNBC or CNN.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:34 AM
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12. Just did a bit of Googling and the only three "news" outlets carrying this story are
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Township75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:32 AM
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16. It won't get much play here.
If it were a repub or a white person going off, then yes it would, but for some reason a black person making anti gay comments is something DUer's stay away from.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:22 AM
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23. It seems as though my predictions we somewhat wrong
It's not got 124 hits on Google one of which includes Fox News.

But for the most part you're right about it not getting much attention on DU. However, if a gay comedian got up on stage and said, "If my son came home black, I'd stab him" people would be bouncing off the virtual walls of DU.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:23 AM
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11. apparently similar shit happened in a 2009 routine at carnegie hall
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TeaBagsAreForCups Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:12 AM
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15. Indeed, it did (with citations) ...
Edited on Fri Jun-10-11 09:13 AM by TeaBagsAreForCups
11/11/2009
Tracy Morgan Calls Homosexuality 'a Choice' at Carnegie Hall

Gatecrasher reports on the statement, which reportedly didn't fly:

"It turns out that some New Yorkers really cant take a joke especially when its unspeakably filthy. 'People seemed to not be laughing at his jokes, but more because they were shocked and appalled with what was coming out of his mouth,' reports one audience member. Morgan talked trash about homosexuality (saying its 'a choice,' which drew gasps), drugs, pornography and what he calls 'politricks' far edgier subjects than what his alter ego, Jordan, gets air time for. 'There was a continuous flow of people getting up and leaving throughout the show,' our spy reports, adding that many in the crowd clearly didnt know what they were getting themselves into. Middle-aged women were the most flabbergasted when he started mimicking explicit sex acts on stage."

http://www.towleroad.com/2009/11/tracy-morgan-calls-hom...


Audience members walk out of Tracy Morgan's bawdy Carnegie Hall performance

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/11/10/2009-11-10...




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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:41 AM
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13. What will the Ladies of the View going to say?
Whoopi?
Sherri? Plays his wife on 30 rock.
Elisabeth?
Joy
Barbara?

Nothing.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 08:42 AM
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14. Hopefully Tina Fay will lay the smack down
Until then, I'm done with 30 Rock.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:43 AM
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19. Same here, and I really like the show.
I liked Tracy's character, too. But, after this, I have to jump off.
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TeaBagsAreForCups Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:58 PM
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37. She just did (Citation)....
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:46 AM
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20. I've never been a fan of his.
But it was due to his not being funny. I had no idea he was a total homophobe.

Rec'd.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:20 AM
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22. Don't understand why he's successful. Not funny and no likeable qualities IMO.
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rusty fender Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:31 AM
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24. Thoroughly disgusting performance
John Stewart has him on his show several times a year. Will Stewart speak up against Morgan's hateful rant?

:puke: :puke: :puke:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:38 AM
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26. It's hard to imagine anyone stupid enough to go hear Morgan even if it were free.
He's an unfunny, obnoxious buffoon.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:41 AM
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27. I don't mind dirty humor at all, but I found his HBO special un-funny.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 11:17 AM
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28. Well I guess there's plenty of witnesses to any potential future premediated murder case nt
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 11:28 AM
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29. Evidently he doesn't want his job on 30 Rock. Winning! Tiger blood!
Those comments are not only overboard, they are truly vile and disgusting.
Talking about killing someone like that is NOT funny.

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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 12:25 PM
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30. I've rarely laughed at any Tracy Morgan routine
From his stand up, to SNL, to 30 Rock. The guy just isn't that funny. Not that he's the only one, but he's a particularly egregious example. Now there's another reason to not like him.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 05:32 PM
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31. Tracy Jordan (30 Rock) = cool
Tracy Morgan (real life) = full of Santorum
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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 05:45 PM
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32. 30
30 Rock just won a GLAAD award. I hope they take it back. Tracy's comments reflect on the entire cast unless they speak up and against him.

Tina Fey should write next season that Tracy Jordan comes out of the closet and have his character be gay.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 06:26 PM
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33. Tracy just apologized - maybe more cuz he had not wanted to
Tracy Morgan apologizes for anti-gay comedy rant:

NEW YORK -- Tracy Morgan says he's sorry for telling an audience that he would "pull out a knife and stab" his son for being gay.

The comedian and actor on NBC's "30 Rock" apologized Friday to his fans and the gay and lesbian community for what he called "my choice of words" during his June 3 appearance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

A Facebook account posted by an audience member said Morgan's stand-up performance was full of homophobic references. The Ryman Auditorium issued its own apology afterward for Morgan's behavior.


I can't find any words from NBC or Tina Fey or the 30 Rock producers just yet. The show could suffer a ratings backlash whether or not your theoretical episode about T Jordan "coming out" or T leaving ever materializes.

Here are the NBC press releases: http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/home/allPRs

They may have some things to say about Morgan after the weekend.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 07:40 PM
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34. Morgan can barely speak his lines. He is stage weight on that
show, a wet blanket to the project. Why they have him there at all is beyond me. Maybe he has the same reading tutor as Tina's kid or something. Oh, that't right. SNL. Lorne the bigot says Tracy the Bigot is a Superstar. Lorne owns both Tina and Tracy, they are his personal property. Lorne also used to own and operate Victoria Jackson and other homophobes. He loves the bigots.
And let's not forget to notice that the most profane, crude comic going invokes God when he wants to be a bigot, because he's afraid to just be Tracy the Bigot. It is common in the straight community to claim to speak for God on sexual matters. Obama does it too. Why is it that the 'faith community' is never upset by this sort of thing? Because they agree with Tracy Morgan. They also hate and call that divine.
Tracy and his fellow religious bigots are bad citizens. He is a Grand Dragon, not one bit different.
If NBC does not fire him, they have to be boycotted.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:19 PM
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36. Update: Fey and NBC have now responded
Fey said: "Im 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 Tracys rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community."

NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt: "...I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance. We will always recognize an artists freedom to express him or herself, but not when reckless things are said no matter what the context."

Source: GLAAD Blog
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 07:41 PM
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35. He's a vile sexist too, and he didn't even apologize for
the disgusting things he said about women in his "act."
http://www.popeater.com/2011/06/10/tracy-morgan-sexist-...
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 09:59 PM
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38. He complained
that Cherie Oterie and Chris Kattan gave him attitude on SNL. Maybe they sensed who he truly is.
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Zax2me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:02 PM
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39. Thanks a lot, Tracy Morgan.
Attack a community that already is set with a full plate of hate?
Really smooth.
Asshat.
I don't even want to hear an apology.
Just go away.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 11:05 AM
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40. Wow.
Way, way, way out of bounds. Not funny at all.

Never was a big fan, sure I never will be.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 11:39 AM
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41. I Never Liked Him
or his work as a comedian. In fact, I knew he was an asshole for a while now.
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