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Tracy Morgan is in trouble with the Word Police again.
Just a week after apologizing in Nashville for a homophobic rant during a stand-up comedy routine, Morgan is being criticized again. This time he's accused of being insensitive to physically and mentally disabled people.
The comedian was in New York Saturday when he joked about having a crippled girlfriend, who has a tiny T-Rex arm, a mechanical larynx and a portable dialysis machine.
He also reportedly said, “Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids. Them young retarded males is strong. They’re strong like chimps.”
Peter Berns, CEO of The Ark, a nonprofit advocacy group serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is demanding Morgan apologize.
"Tracy Morgan should apologize immediately," Berns, told E! News. "This quote is far too offensive to be excused as comedy, and it is very hurtful to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Morgan has an incredibly powerful platform from which to fix this, and if he's learned anything in the last few weeks, he can't bomb this apology."
It's obvious that the groups calling for Morgan's head know nothing about him. I found footage on youtube that is two years old of him telling the joke about dating a "cripple" woman.
Where were all of these groups then? I'm not defending him. I'm just saying that this is his schtick.
It just seems like people won't be satisfied until he is fired from the NBC show "30 Rock."
Watch the video below and let us know if you think Tracy's comedy is too over the edge.