Last month comedian Tracy Morgan during made several insulting jokes to the LGBT community. Some of his jokes were:
“Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming.”
“I don’t “f*cking care if I piss off some gays, because if they can take a f*cking dick up their ass… they can take a f*cking joke.”
So FAB asks are his jokes and the fact that people found them funny a reflection of homophobia in the black community or do they reflect the fear of emasculation?
Since his performance the comedian has expressed his apologies to the LGBT community. But why did he make those jokes in the first place. In the black community there is explicit emphasis on men being masculine and in a position of authority. Gay men in the media are mostly portrayed as feminine and almost weak.
Don Lemon a reporter for CNN recently came out, here’s what he said, ”It’s quite different for an African-American male. It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine.”
So what do you think is being gay and black a sign of weakness? Does the black community make gay men feel like they are less of a man? Are they less of a man for being gay?
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