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Tracy Morgan’s friends in the entertainment industry are asking TMZ to take down the video of the scene from the fatal car accident he was involved in Saturday morning, which took the life of James McNair, out of respect for his family.
Louis C.K., Judd Apatow and Dax Shepard are pleading with the website to take down the footage of the scene and aftermath of the tragic accident, which shows comedian Ardie Fuqua being pulled from the wreckage.
The Louie star tweeted, “Take it down TMZ. Now. Please,” adding, “Ur all crashing the Link to story. Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte in a terrible crash. They are in ICU.”
He then wrote, “Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't,” and posted an Instagram message his daughter wrote, telling the public “This something no one should ever see, it's hurtful and distasteful.”
E! Online reports Fuqua was featured in C.K’s FX show Louie in its early seasons. He was also the opening act to Morgan’s stand-up routine.
Another comedian, Dax Shephard, condemned TMZ for keeping the video up, writing “@TMZ is our worst cultural offering. It's just a click below ‘Ow My Balls.’”
.@TMZ is our worst cultural offering. It's just a click below "Ow My Balls."
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 12, 2014
Apatow, executive producer of HBO’s Girls, also asked the website to take it down, tweeting, “@HarveyLevinTMZ please take down the accident video.”
.@HarveyLevinTMZ please take down the accident video.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 12, 2014
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