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Wednesday
Jun292011

Tracy Morgan Offends Mentally Disabled

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tracy Morgan is in hot water again for comments he made during a stand-up routine.

The nonprofit organization The Arc is demanding an apology from the comedian for remarks he made during a performance at a New York City comedy club on Saturday.

E! Online reports during the 30 Rock star's second show at Caroline's, Morgan told the audience not to "mess with women who have retarded kids."  He reportedly went on to say, "Them young retarded males is strong.  They're strong like chimps."

Morgan then reportedly followed that with a joke about hooking up with a girl he labeled as "a cripple" on a dialysis machine who had a prosthetic arm.

The Arc's CEO, Peter Berns, told E! News, "Tracy Morgan should apologize immediately.  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."

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Saturday's stand-up appearance was Morgan's first performance since his infamous homophobic rant in Nashville, Tennessee on June 3.  Morgan has apologized several times for his anti-gay comments.

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