Tracy Morgan has apologized for a homophobic rant made during a June 3 concert in Nashville, according to GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:
“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.”
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – issued the following statement following Tracy Morgan’s apology for anti-gay remarks he made during a recent stand-up routine in Nashville.
“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. He also needs to go further than his apology and correct the record: no one should feel ashamed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and they should definitely not become a victim of violence,” said Fred Sainz, HRC vice president for communications. “Words have consequences and Morgan should be held to a higher standard. Until he does something meaningful, his brand will remain tarnished.”