Friday, January 20, 2012

Really, Liz Lemon? Am I the only one who thinks Tracy Morgan's homophobia shouldn't be comedy fodder?

Last night's episode of 30 Rock made like Law & Order and ripped a story from the headlines. It played on the real-life backlash against series star Tracy Morgan after he made violent, homophobic remarks during a summer stand-up performance in Nashville. In last night's show, Morgan's Tracy Jordan character mades a dumb remark about homosexuality during a performance and attracted the ire of the gay community. And ensued?

I think the decision by Tina Fey, Morgan and the writers at 30 Rock to tackle this real-life controversy was a bad one. By doing so, they diminished Morgan's earlier apologies and added insult to injury.

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