Melissa Leo Defends Tracy Morgan’s Comedy Skills

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In case you’re wondering what kind of people those were who cheered his anti-gay bit, Melissa Leo defends Tracy Morgan following his homophobic rant on-stage in Nashville. “I witnessed Tracy very upset by being misunderstood, and the best comfort to him seemed to be that comedy is the most difficult [skill] of what we do,” said the Academy-Award-winning star of The Fighter, and Tracy’s current co-star in Predisposed. “And comedy in the theatrical arts presses boundaries and asks questions and puts things in people’s faces. The cat I’m working with up the river is a very fine man with the best intentions. And yeah, he likes to push an envelope, without a doubt.” Tracy sure is pushing the envelope alright. The envelope that has his 30 Rock contract in it, and he’s slowly pushing it towards the garbage.

Despite the fact that Tracy Morgan’s apology seemed to indicate even he didn’t know what he was talking about, Leo’s Oscars swearing mishap apparently means the actress feels his pain. “Golly, I’ll live the rest of my life with a four-letter cuss word that we all use, in a moment that was beyond my wildest dreams, so there you go,” she exclaimed. Accidentally swearing on live television and accidentally claiming you’ll stab your son are two distinct and separate thing.

[Photo: /Splash News Online]

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