During 30 Rock’s off-season, Tracy Morgan courted controversy over the violently homophobic jokes in his stand-up routine, which led to a prolonged, carefully coordinated apology tour (one Morgan now seems a bit indifferent to). Now Huffington Post is reporting that Tina Fey has incorporated the controversy into 30 Rock’s new season, in an episode where Morgan’s character Tracy Jordan also makes anti-gay comments. Explained openly gay newsman Thomas Roberts, who filmed a cameo for the episode: “Liz Lemon writes Tracy’s apology on the show and says he’s not a homophobe, he’s an idiot. That offends idiots, so while NBC is being picketed by the LBGT community, now it’s also being picketed by idiots led by Denise Richards. She’s the leader of the idiots.” Well, this explains that whole Denise Richards protest slideshow from a while back. But will 30 Rock be able to pull off this tricky material?
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