The comedy community continues to hope for the full recoveries of comedians Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua, who remain in the hospital following a horrific car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of Morgan’s friend and writer James McNair early Saturday morning. Fuqua was opening for Morgan on Friday night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware and remains in critical condition with Morgan. Morgan’s assistant Jeffrey Millea is also still hospitalized. In an unfortunate case of tragedy porn, entertainment site TMZ has released a video they obtained of the wreckage post-crash, including people trying to pull the comedians from the turned-over vehicle.
Fuqua’s daughter, Krizya, took to Instagram in hopes of putting pressure on the website to take down the tasteless video (Laughspin is not linking out to the TMZ video, although it is easy to find on their website; we’ll let your conscience decide that one).
Comedian Louis C.K. has taken to Twitter to appeal to TMZ to remove the video:
Take it down TMZ. Now. Please. http://t.co/evEFvWniIJ— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't.— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014