WASHINGTON, DC – Cleo Manago, National Director of the Black Men’s Xchange (http://www.bmxny.org/), the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to advocacy and empowerment for same gender loving (SGL), bisexual and gay-identifying African-descended males, issued the following statement about the Media coverage of Tracy Morgan’s most recent controversial comments:
Cleo Manago, Director of Black Men's Exchange National
“As national director of one of the oldest and largest movements devoted to empowering same gender loving (SGL), bisexual and gay-identifying African-descended males, I would like to make it very clear that in no way do I condone any verbal or physical attacks against any group. However, the media coverage and subsequent outrage by some Gay and Lesbian groups to Tracy Morgan’s so-called gay-bashing rant during his stand-up routine in Nashville exposes the cultural incompetence and racially biased tunnel-vision that still exists in America.
Comedian Tracy Morgan
During his comedy routine Morgan, a comedian and comedic television personality, reportedly said “[my son] better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I’ll pull out a knife and stab that little nigger to death.”