Well, this should be interesting. Remember last year when Tracy Morgan, during a stand-up routine, stated that he would stab his son to death if he discovered he was gay, “criticized the media for promoting a gay agenda, said lesbians were just women who were angry at men and dismissed the wave of anti-gay bullying, which was at the time making headlines following a series of teen suicides, ‘insignificant’’? Yes? Well, so do the writers of Morgan’s TV show, 30 Rock, as the comedy series will be tackling Morgan’s homophobic rant in an upcoming episode.
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts has a cameo in the upcoming episode, and let the details slip yesterday:
“Well, you know how a lot of their episodes mirror their lives. They’ve incorporated [Morgan's rant] into the Tracy Jordan storyline…Liz Lemon writes Tracy’s apology on the show and says he’s not a homophobe, he’s an idiot. That offends idiots, so while NBC is being picketed by the LBGT community, now it’s also being picketed by idiots led by Denise Richards. She’s the leader of the idiots.”
Which is about the funniest thing you’re likely to hear all week, and yet another example of how 30 Rock is one of the best and most clever comedic TV shows on the air today, taking a meta-satiric swipe at Morgan’s real life follies. It’s also nice to see a show not shy away from the controversies created by its stars, but, rather, embrace them (and mock them) head-on instead of sweeping them under the rug. Good for them.
What do you think of 30 Rock’s reaction to Morgan’s rant?
Source: MTV News