Wanda Sykes upset with Tracy Morgan over Homophobic Rant

Monday, June 13, 2011

By Mr. Hollywood
JR Staff Writer

In 2008, Wanda Sykes came out as a lesbian. It did not come as a surprise to many, despite the roles she had played on television and in films. For the most part, Sykes has been supported and embraced by the fans. During the summer of 2009, Wanda Sykes was a part of an advertising campaign, abolishing the word 'gay' used in a negative tone.

Last week, Tracy Morgan turned heads when he went on a homophobic rant during a performance. Morgan is known to touch on many subjects during his routines. However, no one expected him to say such cruel things about the gay community. While Tracy Morgan is a comedian, he is also one of the faces of "30 Rock." His rant had an impact on the entire cast.

Even with his apology, Wanda Sykes decided to call out her fellow comedian. Through Twitter, Wanda Sykes said she did not want to live in a world where Tracy can't say "I do" and said she thought the United States was more evolved than this. Sykes went on to say if it was not, she needs to find a more evolved country to reside in. In November 2008, Sykes revealed she had been in a lesbian relationship for two years and she intended to wed her girlfriend, Alex. One year later, Alex gave birth to twins.

Since coming out, Wanda Sykes has been heavy in the pro-gay movement. While she is upset with the comments made by Tracy Morgan, it is unclear if she has any deep issues with him over the statement.


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