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Tracy Morgan Cancels Mississippi Show Over Anti-LGBT Laws


The star of The Danish Girl...'s Oscar parody is not laughing at Mississippi's discrimination. 

Tracy Morgan, who is no the first person when you think of "ally" especially after a homophobic rant in one of his comedy routines in 2011, has joined other pro-LGBT entertainers and companies by boycotting states with discriminatory laws.

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According to The Daily Beast:

Morgan was set to perform at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Robinsonville on April 29, as part of his Picking Up the Pieces comeback tour following a deadly car accident that left him with traumatic brain injuries.

Last month, Mississippi passed a bill to protect individuals who choose to deny services to LGBT people based on their religious beliefs, as well as those who refuse to recognize the gender identity of trans people.

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Morgan came under fire in 2011 for a routine he performed in Nashville, Tennessee in which he claimed that being gay was a "choice" and that if his son was gay, he'd stab him to death. The comedian quickly offered an apology and his rant was later parodied on an episode of 30 Rock.

Perhaps indicative of how far he'd come since the infamous Nashville incident, and his traumatic car accident, Morgan starred in a parody of the Oscar-winning trans drama The Danish Girl during this year's Academy Awards that was actually hilarious and inoffensive.

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"Tracy did not make this decision lightly," says a press release. "He very much looks forward to rescheduling his tour dates in the area after the 'Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act' is either repealed or heavily amended."

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Yeah! Those danishes is good, girl.

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