Cheyenne Jackson, the openly gay actor and co-worker of Tracy Morgan on NBC’s “30 Rock” told Out magazine that he is “disgusted and appalled” by Morgan’s recent anti-gay tirade during a stand-up routine in Nashville.
“I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant.
“The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today’s LGBTQ youth.
“I’ve known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behavior is not at the core of who he is. I’m incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere.”
On Friday, comedian Chris Rock tweeted in support of Morgan, saying, “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate shit.”
Rock backtracked on the tweet after being slammed by comedian, and openly lesbian, Wanda Sykes, who responded, “Ok, piss’d reading, “I don’t want 2 live n a world where Tracy can’t say…” I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country.”
To which Rock replied: “Tracy Morgan is a tad off we all know that so when Tracy says something I usually don’t take it anymore serious than i would a statement from gary busey or flavor flav .when i first heard the statement i thought it was offensive but it also reminded me of my father saying ill kill you if you ever bring home a white girl but after reading everything tracy said . wow i get it that shit wasn’t called for and i don’t support it at all.”