Tracy Morgan responds to Alec Baldwin's racially charged rant

Morgan tells radio hosts "there’s no excuse" for the comments Baldwin allegedly made this weekend

By Katie McDonough

Published February 19, 2013 7:47PM (EST)

Alec Baldwin made headlines yet again this weekend after allegedly calling a photographer for the New York Post a racial slur.

On Tuesday, his former "30 Rock" costar and comedian Tracy Morgan called a North Carolina radio show to talk about it.

Baldwin is being accused of calling black photographer G.N. Miller a "crackhead" and a "coon" after a verbal altercation with a reporter from the Post.

In the interview, Morgan sounds quiet and cautious while chastising Baldwin, saying, "If he called somebody a coon, he should apologize." Adding, "There’s no excuse. You’re in your 50s.”

Morgan is no stranger to hate speech controversy. In 2011, the comedian caught serious heat in the press after a homophobic rant during a stand-up set went public.

He has since apologized.

The New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force is currently investigating Baldwin's tirade.

Audio of Morgan's radio appearance below.

Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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