Rock initially tweeted support of Morgan, writing, “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate [expletive].”
Chris Rock received a great deal of flack for voicing his support of hate, including from fellow comedian and open lesbian Wanda Sykes who tweeted, “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.”
Rock quickly backtracked from his original statement of support, saying he misunderstood the seriousness of it. He tweeted:
“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 [expletive] wasn’t called for and i don’t support it at all. now can i please go to the tony awards without getting my ass kicked.”
As far as we know, he escaped the Tony Awards unscathed.
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