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Gay Rights Groups to Morgan

We DEMAND Apology

6/10/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The largest gay rights groups in the country are condemning Tracy Morgan's homophobic stand-up act in Nashville ... insisting, "anti-gay violence is not something to joke about."

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TMZ spoke with Jarrett Barrios -- the President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation -- who tells us the organization is investigating the situation, and if the reports are true, "We call on him to remove these violently anti-gay remarks from his show and send a strong message that anti-gay violence is not something to joke about."

The Human Rights Campaign is equally upset -- telling us, "Hateful remarks that mock youth suicides and the very real emotional and sometimes physical bullying LGBT kids face on a daily basis have no place in a comedy routine.”

The group adds, "If these allegations are true, Tracy Morgan must immediately accept responsibility and apologize.”

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76.

mikel    

I agree! Theses gay groups dont represent all gay people of which Im one! The man can say what he wants, when he wants!
American are afraid to say anything anymore for fear of offending someone. Hang in there Tracy!

1208 days ago
77.

Big Taters    

Why does (not)GLAAD insist on playing out the stereotype of "wussie" by not being able to take a joke, EVER!!!

Mainly, I don't want my kids to be gay, because that will GREATLY increase the likelihood they will have no sense of humor.

If you are man enough to shove that think in that dark hairy hole, lighten up, take a joke.

1208 days ago
78.

MrsBeasley    

Why do you gay people expect an apology when someone says something you don't agree with or like? If you have no more backbone than that YOU are the one with the issues. Get some grit and stop acting like the "victim" in everything.

1208 days ago
79.

en Todo Momento!!    

well, what mr morgan said was really stupid. because if he did stab his gay son, he might get aids, if he also accidentally cuts himself. stupid, mr morgan...duh.

1208 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

no, but really. the 'homosexual world order command' really needs to look at the fact that some people, not only in afghanistan, but really, in the free and easy usa, really do think this way about them, and it has a lot to do with how the 'hwoc' recruit children from homes that are traditionally hostile towards this lifestyle. that is like murdering your child to some people. turning their child gay. as much as they love penis in places other people only poop out of, and other such sexual practices, families who are, via tradition, opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, will take violent action against these, presenting themselves as innocent victims to the entire world, gay coalitions, if they feel that their children are being taken from them (i.e. 'recruited' by other sexually compulsive homosexuals) in order to satisfy some sexual need, then disgarded like garbage when they have had their share, used them sufficiently. i am very aware of the homosexual communities all over the country (and yes, they are GIGANTIC!!), and their lifestyle. they are absolutely not the helpless little innocent bunnies they are pretending to be. and that is a fact. maybe it is time to start facing the enemies you have created on your own. no one went out of their way to turn YOU into a random target. you fired the first attack. and not an unvicious one.

1208 days ago
81.

kimmy    

you all need to get over it !!! pleeeeeasssssse !!!!

so what if that what he thinkgs and says !!!

if he stood there and said he hopes all of his kids are gay you would all be ok with it !?!?!?!?

talk about one way of thinking..

its funny when freedom of speach is ok.. for the gay paradise, and weddings.. but if someone does not agree !!! BaMMMM all of you show how narrow minded you are !!!

whether he is for or against gays is not the issue.. freedom to speak his opion is the only issue !!!

grow up and be fair !!

1208 days ago
82.

kimmy    

you all need to get over it !!! pleeeeeasssssse !!!!

so what if that what he thinkgs and says !!!

if he stood there and said he hopes all of his kids are gay you would all be ok with it !?!?!?!?

talk about one way of thinking..

its funny when freedom of speach is ok.. for the gay paradise, and weddings.. but if someone does not agree !!! BaMMMM all of you show how narrow minded you are !!!

whether he is for or against gays is not the issue.. freedom to speak his opion is the only issue !!!

grow up and be fair !!

1208 days ago
83.

Meanie    

Everyone gets offended about everything. I'm offended that they're offended.

1208 days ago
84.

Albert D'Orazio    

He should apologize. Killing one's self is no joke. You people sicken me. That's like making a joke about a sting of fat people who killed themselves from bullying. Homophobia is rampant on this Earth and it's sad and it sickens me that people make a joke of it. Sorry, he may be a comedian but that's not an excuse for being an ignorant and arrogant homophobic azz wipe. How about one of your children was gay and they killed themselves? How would you feel then? It's all about perspective and respect. Then he has the audacity to say the we choose to be gay. Excuse you did you choose to be a hetero? And then he goes an extreme step further and say he would kill his own son if he came out of the closet. I kinda liked him but now, I have no respect for him and look down on him for this crap.

1208 days ago
85.

Albert D'Orazio    

Kimmy:

How is gay parades and gay weddings affecting you heteros? Being a homophobic bigot affects the gay community greatly.

1208 days ago
86.

Albert D'Orazio    

En Todo:

In what decade are you in? Being gay is nothing taught nor choosen. How do you teach on being gay? Is it like algebra? And we don't "recruit" children you fool. People who are attracted to and have sex with children are pedophiles. And it's a studied fact that most pedophiles are heterosexual. And how dare you say that we created this on our own. We don't asked to be persecuted and hated. You closeted homophobes need to accept that others are born different and that no one chooses what gender they are attracted to. Did you choose to be hetero? Im going to assume your answer is "no". Well, I didn't choose to be gay. I realized I was attracted to men at age 7 when I had my first sexual stirrings.

1208 days ago
87.

Albert D'Orazio    

Words of Wisdom: Hate speech is not Free speech

1208 days ago
88.

sunshine    

It is all about FREE SPEECH. Tracy does not owe an apology. Why don't the homosexuals apologise to God for breaking his statutes...(no homosexual shall enter the kingdom of heaven) Let's keep it real...Gay means happy for all of creation; not homophobias. Take your feelings off your sleeves. Tracy has emotions too....so do I and so do all of humanity. God made us this way.

1208 days ago
89.

tessa    

If you don't like a show, walk out. But STFU about apologies, this is America, at least it used to be. Gays already have the same rights, the right to be insulted and laughed at, just like everyone else. Get over the equal rights thing, life's a struggle for everyone, you ain't special.

1207 days ago
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Marie    

sunshine 16 hours ago
Why don't the homosexuals apologise to God for breaking his statutes...(no homosexual shall enter the kingdom of heaven).

Is God going to film heterosexual porn with all the heterosexuals in Heaven? Is that God's big plan? God is not a pimp for your information. God only cares about our souls and which of them are evil or good. The good souls will go to Heaven and the bad souls will go to Hell. God is not going to ask who slept with women and who slept with men to decide who should enter his kingdom of Heaven. You have no idea who God is. God is not a human being who loves heterosexual sex. God is a mighty spirit and does not care about sexual orientation, race, gender, nationality. GOD ONLY CARES ABOUT SOULS.

1207 days ago
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