We do take ourselves too seriously. He recently told Vibe magazine, “Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during standup was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.”
Sometimes I think we do take ourselves too seriously, and I think the taking a dick like a joke is actually pretty funny, although not as funny as Michael K taking a dick that is a joke. The rest of Tracy Mogan’s “joke” wasn’t so funny. Saying he’d stab his kid for being gay was just
. . . fucked up.
TI has obviously been inspired to talk about taking dicks up asses by his latest jail stint. I’d drop my soap around him!
I get what he’s saying; we all do need to lighten the fuck up. We have to be able to laugh at ourselves because laughter is healing. That’s what Joan Rivers says. And Joan is like the merciless God of the First Testament. She said that right after 9/11 she was in New York making jokes about it, because laughter helps us move on.
TI continued by saying, “They’re like, ‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down’ . . . That’s not American. If you’re gay, you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it, you should have the right to be against it in peace."
How can peace be achieved when one side is fighting something they can’t change? Accept that which you can’t change. Then there will be peace. Does TI think people have a right to be against him for being black? There’s no difference. True peace can be achieved only when people like him understand that.