Art Imitates Life As “30 Rock” Tackles Tracy Morgan’s Gay Rant

Last night in Tina Fey’s fictional world of “30 Rock,” Liz Lemon found herself in a familiar situation: the star of her show offended the entire gay community after a regular comedy show disintegrated into a slew of hateful words about homosexual people. The episode — appropriately titled “Crisis Control” — revolved around Liz’s attempts to deal with offended co-workers, annoyed sponsors, angry mobs, and making statements to the press. It makes us wonder exactly how much was borrowed from the real-life situation that occurred over a year ago, and what’s written into the show’s script to make Tracy Morgan seem a little more sympathetic.

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