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Tracy Morgan’s Anti-Gay Jokes Could Fuel 30 Rock

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Tracy Morgan has been busy apologizing to the gay and disabled communities for material in his act, but he may have to relive the whole situation in the new season of 30 Rock.

In an interview with Deadline, show creator and star Tina Fey expressed deep sympathy for Morgan as he handles the uproar over a bit where he said he would stab his hypothetical gay son. “I’m hoping that Tracy will have, and the world will have, forgotten about that [by the new season],” said Fey.

But when asked if Morgan’s troubles would become material for the show, she replied, “…if it happened to someone else, we would probably turn it into a Tracy story. So we may use it.”

The show frequently uses real-world events to inspire its plot lines, and bases the characters strongly on the actors portraying them. “Tracy Jordan,” like Tracy Morgan, had a rough childhood in Brooklyn, and has publicly battled diabetes. It was hilarious then, and it could be hilarious now.

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  • Chris says:

    So now we’re taking comedians seriously? It was a joke, a part of his stand-up comedy route. He’s not serious. Crude though it may be, it was a joke, but it’s no worse than anything else thousands of comedians across the country say night after night to get laughs. Get the fuck over it. Sheesh!

  • Ms E says:

    This is re:Katt Williams Mexicans Rant:Yes he may have been joking but we are not paying for your insultes. What happen to clean Jokes? Bill Crosby,Richard Pryor, write your comdey act. Katt should stick to his comdey act he act as if he had a Ghetto flash back maybe some mexicans jump him in Projets. Celebrities You are not Gods! Thats why I will never be a Fan because I do not worship ppl Fan Clubs is for ppl with no self-esteem. My definations of celebrities:desire to become more and more what you are, to become everything that you can not be 1
    You’re people, You get a grip *****Sheesh

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