That's who Ron wants to defend.
Does Prick Ron not get that he has no standing after that bad script for Philadeliphia? Which starred homophobic Denzel? (Who told Will Smith not to kiss a guy in Six Degrees of Separation?)
At HuffPo (where else!), Ron Nyswaner informs Tracy's not really a homophobic, honest! But why should we believe him? Besides writing the bad script, Ronnie offers:
I'm currently producing a movie, Predisposed, that stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. I'm on the set with Tracy every day. I can't speak to Tracy's beliefs, or the outrageous things that comics sometimes say in order to shock people, but I know that Tracy treats everyone on our diverse crew with remarkable respect. Our crew contains a higher than average number of minority members, including several proud, out gay people, and Tracy interacts with everyone in the same gracious, generous, loving way.
Oh, so your film is dependent upon Americans wanting to buy tickets to it. So you're basically whoring so that Tracy gets a pass and your film isn't harmed. Right?
Ron Nyswaner's a whore and an idiot.
And I'm sure STAR Tracy is fine with gay people working under him. Racists were fine with slaves, weren't they? It's only when gays are on equal footing (or higher) that Tracy would have a problem with them.
Ron Nyswaner's an idiot. By contrast, Paul Brandeis is a genius (I'm sure he's a smart person even when not contrasted with Nyswaner) and he offers:
What would have happend to Michael Richards if he had let loose his racist tirade while Seinfeld was still an NBC hit? What about Mel Gibson's famous anti-Semitic invective if Braveheart was about to be released? What did happen to Dr. Laura when she let it all hang out about her feelings about African-Americans? She quit (got fired).
So what should happen to Tracy Morgan?
While Richards, Gibson, and Dr. Laura revealed reprehensible prejudice, none of them actually sanctioned violence against the groups they denigrated. By contrast, Tracy Morgan joked about deadly violence against LGBT youth.
He should be fired.
Tracy Morgan issuing a written statement, doesn't cut it. He needs to be fired or NBC needs to axe 30 Rock. As a nation, we can't afford his homophobia.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"