Tracy Morgan’s Latest Trouble

Only three weeks after Tracy Morgan found himself in hot water for remarks he made about gays, the comedian finds a new target – and a new controversy.

June hasn’t been a good month for the comedian / “30 Rock” star. During a performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium June 9 Morgan told the audience that if his son proclaimed he was gay that he should come home and talk to Morgan ‘like a man” else he would “pull out a knife” and stab his son to death.

Morgan eventually apologized for his remarks, issuing a statement to Huffington Post saying he “went too far” and that his words were “not funny in any context.”

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Speaking at a news conference in Nashville.

Now it looks as if Morgan may have to apologize again, this time for mocking the mentally disabled.

To be sure, Morgan was somewhat humble while performing in New York City at Times Square comedy club Carolines June 25. Remarking about his recent dustup over his anti-gay remarks, Morgan told the audience that he wasn’t a hateful man.

“I don’t have that in me,” Morgan told the crowd, according to The New York Times. “I believe gay, straight, anybody, everybody’s supposed to be happy in this world, man.”

Then he dove right back into controversy, telling the audience, “Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids” along with “Them young retarded males is strong. They’re strong like chimps.”

Now Morgan is getting heat for his remarks from The Arc, a charitable organization aiding people with intellectual and developmental difficulties. Earlier this week, Arc CEO Peter Berns demanded an apology, saying Morgan’s remarks were “Far too offensive to be excused as comedy.”

Morgan has yet to apologize, although it would probably be best for him and his career if he does so sooner rather than later. Considering that he’s averaging one outrage every three weeks, he should get his latest problem behind him before he tackles whatever it is that will get him into hot water in mid July. After all, these things have a tendency to pile up.

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