Remember when Tracy Morgan came under fire for making homophobic remarks in his stand-up act? And remember how it was resolved because Tracy admitted he was wrong and apologized? Well, rapper T.I. has decided to drag the whole thing back up by announcing how funny he found Tracy’s joke. He said in an interview:
“Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true… They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.”
Invoking the First Amendment, very clever, T.I. Really nice analysis work going on here. Tolerance is so totally open to interpretation.