Tracy Morgan Apologizes for Anti-Gay Slurs
Tracy Morgan's management sent an apology from the "30 Rock" star to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Friday regarding reported remarks he made at a recent stand-up show.
Morgan said in a statement, "I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context."
GLAAD reported that the alleged remarks during the show included how he would react violently if his son were gay and used "a gay voice," that the gay community should "not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying," and he allegedly added, "Gay is something that kids learn from the media and programming."
Morgan's comments also sparked concern at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which says in a statement, in part, "Tracy Morgan exercised extremely poor judgment and he did the right thing by apologizing. But that's just not enough. He's a role model and Morgan now has a responsibility to make amends for his horribly hurtful and dangerous 'comedy' routine. … Words have consequences and Morgan should be held to a higher standard."