Tracy Morgan has just recovered from offending the gay community with his stand up, and is now under fire from another group of activists.
Morgan has just gotten over apologizing after making some jokes during a performance in Nashville three weeks ago in which he offended homosexuals, and his mouth has gotten him into trouble again.
During a gigin NYC, he joked, “Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids. Them young retarded males is strong. They’re strong like chimps.”
The comedian then went on to joke about an alleged romance with a girl he called a “cripple.”
Peter Berns, CEO of the Arc said in a statement: “Tracy Morgan should apologize immediately. This quote is far too offensive to be excused as comedy, and it is very hurtful to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Morgan has an incredibly powerful platform from which to fix this, and if he’s learned anything in the last few weeks, he can’t bomb this apology.”
People must remember that this is stand up comedy, and Tracy Morgan is not the first shock comic. However, he should be more careful with his words in certain situations.