Tongues are wagging about how GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), otherwise known as the gay mafia, seems to have comedian Tracy Morgan by the cojones.
Ever since his homophobic rant during a standup comedy routine in Nashville earlier this month, Tracy has embarked on a gay apology tour -- bending over backwards to appease the gays.
During his comedy show 2 weeks ago, Tracy made reference to the media's preoccupation with gay teen suicides: "Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying."
He also said he would stab his own son if the lad ever admitted he was gay.
In response to vigorous protests from GLAAD, Tracy issued a slew of apologetic statements to the media. He quickly followed up with a personal appearance at a homeless center for gay youth in NY last week. Today he plans to visit Nashville -- the scene of his homophobic meltdown -- where a GLAAD member says he will issue a "big statement."
While Morgan seems sincerely remorseful, some are saying his ongoing "Gay apology tour" is really just a ploy to expose GLAAD's heavy handed tactics. They say one apology was enough, and they worry that GLAAD is overstepping their boundaries and infringing upon Tracy's right to free speech.
"Tracy Morgan's gone overboard," 'The View' and HLN host Joy Behar tweeted on Twitter last week. "First he apologized and did a PSA. Now he supports gay marriage. What's next, a quiet weekend with Barney Frank?"
An NBC insider told Popeater's Robert Shuter, "Tracy has been highjacked by the gay movement. He did a stupid thing and now has ended up as the poster child for gay rights. This isn't a position anyone ever thought he would end up in."