Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quote of the Day


"Tracy’s remarks today have the power to reach millions with a message that gay and transgender youth should be met with support from families -- not rejection or violence. In a state like Tennessee where anti-gay laws continue to be passed, it’s now more important than ever for allies like Tracy to speak out and let Tennesseans know that homophobia has no place on or off the stage."

-- GLAAD Senior Director of Programs Herndon Graddick at an official press conference (in case you didn't think several had already taken place) in which Tracy Morgan returned to the scene of the crime and very officially apologized to "everyone in every community who were offended" at his one stupid and over-the-top crack about a hypothetical situation involving his apparently not-really-gay son.

And thus, GLAAD exacts its pound of flesh and, hey, gains a slightly scared shitless "ally" in the process.

Finally, our long national nightmare is over.

4 comments:

@DwainIBe said...

I live in Nashville and the local media here have been tripping over themselves regarding coverage of Tracy Morgan. They were STILL talking about him this morning.

Kevin M. Hagerman said...

Which is more idiotic, homophobia or taking something Tracy Morgan says during a comedy show seriously?

Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling Tracy's only doing this for massive publicity?

It's not like he actually gives a flying fuck about the feelings of gays as a community, lol, at least beyond the money he stands to rake in at their retarded expense ("Oh wow, Tracy likes us now. LET'S SEE HIS SHOW/WATCH 30 ROCK!!!").

Anonymous said...

GLAAD is no different.

1. Pick a comedian that makes a living on offensive jokes (most of them?) and wait for him or her to make an offensive joke related to your organization.
2. ???
3. Profit!