‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive,” T.I. is quoted in the Dec. 6 issue of Vibe magazine. He was referring to last summer’s controversy involving comedian Tracy Morgan, who unleashed a torrent of hateful remarks toward gays during a club appearance in Nashville. The “30 Rock” star said he would “stab his son to death if he said he was gay.”
Morgan apologized, saying the joke “went too far and was not funny in any context.”
T.I. said many in the gay community don’t respect the First Amendment when it comes to their opponents. “That’s not American,” he said.
“They’re like, ‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down,’ ” the Grammy-winning artist told Vibe. “If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.”” —Another day, another constitutional scholar defending violent anti-gay statements.