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Chris Rock

Defends Tracy Morgan, Then Backtracks

6/12/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Rock came to the defense of fellow comedian Tracy Morgan after Tracy's homophobic rant became public ... then backed off his support a little, saying he doesn't "support it at all."

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Morgan's rant went down during a show in Nashville last week. Among his remarks, he said if his son ever came out to him, he "better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I'll pull out a knife and stab that little n**ger to death."

Morgan has since apologized for the remarks, but Rock had Tracy's back on Friday when he tweeted, "I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate s**t."

But Rock got back online last night and explained that he hadn't heard everything Tracy had said, until now. He explained, "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."

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31.

Pyrrho    

You can really only get away with being offensive if what you say is really, really funny.

Otherwise, everyone that isn't laughing has time to actually think about just how fcked up what you said actually was.

1228 days ago
32.

MD    

This country is a bunch of over sensitive pansies! Chris Rock only recanted because he didn't want to be hounded at the Tony awards. Obviously, his original post is what he believes, the last post is just to save his a$$. Duh!

1228 days ago
33.

bx1111    

As funny as he is handsome.

1228 days ago
34.

jason    

There is something wrong with Tracy. I have heard him on Stern saying some unfiltered stuff that turned my stomach. Tracy thinks the more depraved he is the more people will laugh which isnt always the case. I clever is better then vile when it come to humor

1228 days ago
35.

Kari    

So--we're supposed to believe that Chris Rock supported loser Morgan, without even knowing what he said? NOT!

1228 days ago
36.

Stan    

WHat if I said if my daughter brought home a black guy as a boyfriend I would stab her to death. Would Chris Rock find that funny?

1228 days ago
37.

ray jay    

I think chris rock is great, but, no defence of tracy was ever needed

1228 days ago
38.

Seal Team 6    

Being gay isn't a birth defect. Oh brother.

1228 days ago
39.

Sir Boo    

Why is Chris Rock going to the Tony Awards?

1228 days ago
40.

Josh6852    

Tracy Morgan has three boys, this is what he said last Friday to a packed TN audience...“ If my son told me he was gay (high pitched voice), I would take a knife and stab him in the chest” EVERYONE (Tina Fey-NBC-Comedians-Athletes....etc) needs to read and take action against the viciou*****e that Mr. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock- SNL) said in his (rally for violence against the LGBT community- FOX can take a day off) questionable comedy act on June 3, 2011.....NO NO NO apology accepted....20 yrs in entertainment working side by side with many gay parents and people with gay children and potraying us in offensive skits on SNL..... NO surprise you would sperminate your flock of uneducated bible belt bullies in TN of all places ( Where two bills recently passed 1) you can be fired from your job for being gay 2) you cant use the word gay in schools....look it up) I can take a joke- Im ALL for free speech- not hate speech.....Now it’s time for the gay community and supporters of equal rights for ALL to raise your voices and be heard..... YOU DIDN’T CHOOSE TO BE GAY----THEY DIDN’T CHOOSE TO BE STRAIGHT----- WE WERE ALL BORN THIS WAY------NO MORE STUPID F@@KING QUESTIONS OR BIGOTED STATEMENTS---- IGNORANT BIGOTS NEED TO SHUT THE F@@K UP AND SIT THE F@@K DOWN----- IT’S OUR TURN TO SPEAK UP----STOP USING GOD TO DEFEND HATE SPEECH AND PURE IGNORANCE FROM GENERATIONS OF INBREEDING AND LIES SPEWED BY GROUPS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS (false prophets of god)......HOW MANY GAY CHILDREN DOES GOD HAVE TO MAKE BEFORE YOU REALIZE HE WANTS THEM AROUND??????????????

We as a community pushing equal rights for ALL need to make our voices heard NOW and encourage celebrities and politicians through TWITTER- FACEBOOK- EMAIL-...ETC. that they need to speak up when its not convenient to advance their careers.....You accept our hard earned money and go to our award shows and preach tolerance and standing up to bullies....Time to STAND UNITED in the fight for Equal Rights.... Tina Fey and 30 rock have received many awards from GLAAD....NO MORE LIP SERVICE- ACTION NOW...You use free speech Mr. Morgan as a front to spew hate.... Now its time to pay the piper.....I speak up for the thousands of GLBT kids who have no voice..... kids that don’t even have parents that love them enough to let them live at home..... church leaders telling 8 yr old kids they’re going to hell to their face...When family, friends, church leaders and your community abandons you all based on nothing you can control because your same sex attraction is natural, SUICIDE MIGHT SEEM LIKE THE ONLY OPTION....ITS NOT KIDS....IT GETS BETTER...IT IS BETTER.... WORDS HURT..... WORDS KILL !!!!!!!!

Tina Fey your half as@ed apology sucked... Tina fey says “ Tracy is to sleepy to cause anyone harm” What does that mean Tina? Mr. Morgan is FINISHED in my book. Don’t go down with the ship Tina. You hired Tracy knowing that his stand up is very homophobic. Now pay the price. This is the core of Tracy’s beliefs.....Believe what you want Tracy.... Say what you want Tracy..... Now pay the f@@king price you piece of ****....You would think growing up being black you might be a more thoughtful person when it comes to the LGBT issues and working with them for over 20 Years.... WRONG......TIME TO HOLD OUR POLITICIANS AND CELEBRITIES ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE THINGS THEY SAY OR DON’T SAY IN REGARDS TO LGBT ISSUES FROM NOW ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1228 days ago
41.

Marie    

Harry Knopp 3 hours ago
It's a well-known fact the African-American community is the most homophobic sector of the American population.

You are right. I know a black man who once said that he would rather see his son join al-quaeda or a violent gang then be gay. He would rather see his daughter become a prostitute and get knocked up everyday then be a lesbian. The black community is very ignorant about sexuality. Gays and lesbians are having a hard time growing up in the black community. And the black church teaches people to shun homosexuality because it is a sin. That is very sad.

1228 days ago
42.

karri    

Gays, Blacks, Women, stupid Congressmen CAN be bashed AS LONG AS IT'S FUNNY!! Tracy wasn't funny!! Plain and simple! And Chris you're f-ing funny, so please don't defend an unfunny black guy cause it the cause de jure!!!!!!!!!!

1228 days ago
43.

lala    

Christ Rocks is a coward, everyone is afraid of the powers that be, so wont speak thier opinion for fear of being blacklisted. Sounds like communism to me!

1228 days ago
44.

charper    

So we saw what everyone did to Michael Richards for his comments; lets see if everyone does the same to Tracy Morgan. My bet is NO.

1228 days ago
45.

Truth Dude    

Really!?!?!
So all profanity and obscenity is ok, but say ANYTHING that the gays don't like and he's front page news? O M G.

You know when the gay movement first started all they talked about was TOLERANCE. We all knew back then that it was just a lie to get us to accept them. Now that they are accepted look what they are doing to our country!

Homosexuality is a SIN. We should speak out against it daily. We should pray for homosexuals so that they are saved and brought to repentance and reunited with the Church.

But make no mistake - sex acts outside of marriage are a sin, especially homosexuality because it does not ever allow for God's plan. Practicing homosexuals, by their very acts, deny that God is sovereign.

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