The Washington Post

Tracy Morgan controversy to be covered on ‘30 Rock’

Tracy Morgan. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The controversy that surrounded Morgan after homophobic jokes and comments he made at a Nashville show last year went public has been incorporated into an episode of ”30 Rock,” according to the Huffington Post.

Morgan immediately apologized for the remarks, but more recently seemed to backtrack on the mea culpa, saying the whole thing was “a big misunderstanding.”

Thomas Roberts, an openly gay MSNBC anchor who made a cameo on the NBC comedy, told the Huffington Post, “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.”

I’ll give you a moment to recover from the idea of Denise Richards, a.k.a. the former Mrs. Sheen, playing “leader of the idiots.”

Clearly, we’ll have to wait and see if the show handles the tricky subject with the care it deserves. I’m still not sure how I felt about Michael Richards addressing his racist outburst on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Also yet to be seen: whether Jack Don­aghy will be kicked off a plane for being a Words With Friends fanatic.

What do you think of this ripped from the headlines storyline? Tell us in the comments?


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
It's in the details: Five ways to enhance your kitchen makeover
Play Videos
Drawing as an act of defiance
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Border collies: A 'mouse trap' for geese on the National Mall
Play Videos
Bao: The signature dish of San Francisco
This man's job is binge-watching for Netflix
What you need to know about Planned Parenthood
Play Videos
How to save and spend money at college
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
Europe's migrant crisis, explained