Tracy Morgan Draws Heat Over ‘Retarded’ Comments
“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan is in hot water after making comments about children with disabilities during a stand-up comedy routine in New York over the weekend.
“Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids,” Morgan said toward the end of his performance Saturday night, according to The New York Times. “Them young retarded males is strong. They’re strong like chimps.”
The comments come just weeks after Morgan sparked an uproar with anti-gay remarks during a Nashville, Tenn. show. During his routine, Morgan said he would stab his son if he were to come out as gay.
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Since then, however, Morgan apologized and met with several in the gay community, including audience members from the Nashville performance.
Morgan’s most recent comments make him the latest in a string of celebrities to raise eyebrows for using the word “retarded.” In just the last few months, both Lady Gaga and LeBron James have issued apologies for using such language.