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Tracy Morgan apologizes for homophobic rant; HRC: 'You must do more than apologize'

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.”

Responds HRC, Human Rights Campaign:

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.”

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Are "Polish" jokes offensive? Is ANY ethnic joking tolerable in the new Amerika? Words are only hurtful if you ALLOW them to be hurtful. It seems to me that there areentire communities out there so insecure of just who and what they are - that they need enforcers to make sure everyone tows the line. Shameful.

And no - I didn't find Tracy's rant "funny" at all. Then again, most comedians truly bore me these days... thank God for Ellen Degeneris! :)

I love this guy...even though he's black.

Then really he his great,i like this guy,nice blog thanks for sharing with us.

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