Chris Rock Checks Tracy Morgan

His response to homophobic comments: "That s--- wasn't called for."

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After Tracy Morgan's now infamous "If I had a gay son, I'd stab that little n-----" stand-up routine last week (for which he's apologized profusely and, we think, sincerely), Chris Rock initially tweeted the supportive message, ”I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in world where Tracy Morgan can't say foul inappropriate s----."

But now he’s taking it back, saying this:

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 I'll kill you if you ever bring home a white girl but after reading everything Tracy said. Wow I get it that s--- wasn’t called for and I don’t support it at all.

Some comedians seem to know intuitively how to balance shock and laughter, and which jokes are funny enough to temper their potentially offensive content. Rock is one of them. Others, like Morgan, are evidently going to have to learn by trial and error, and a little help from their friends.

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