Friday, June 10, 2011

Tracy Morgan Sorry for Anti-Gay Rant

Comedian Tracy Morgan today issued a statement
apologizing for a series of anti-gay jokes during a
recent performance in Nashville, Tenn. Morgan's
response comes after GLAAD, HRC, Truth Wins Out
& others called on Morgan to address the allegations.
Morgan’s performance material claimed that being gay
is a choice, that being gay is something that kids learn
from the media & that victims of anti-gay bullying are
simply 'whining.' Morgan went so far as to say that he
would stab his own son if he turned out to be gay.
"Jokes that make light of violence directed at gay &
lesbian youth aren't only offensive, they put our kids
in harm's way," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
"Tracy Morgan must not only apologize, but assure us
that this won't happen again & send a clear message
to Americans that anti-gay violence is no joke."
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Tracy Morgan said...

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.

June 10, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

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