Comedian Tracy Morgan Says Sorry After Homophobic Rant
Comedian Tracy Morgan issued an apology on Friday after he delivered an apparently very offensive and lengthy anti-gay monologue in a stand-up show in Nashville last week.
In a statement issued to the Huffington Post, Morgan admitted that his homophobic rant “went too far and was not funny in any context.” “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,” the 42-year-old actor said.
Earlier, Morgan reportedly said that if his son turned out to be gay, “he would pull out a knife and stab the little n***** to death.” The star of the sitcom “30 Rock” reportedly also told audience at the comedy club that “the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying.” Morgan’s joke-gone-overboard was brought to the attention of media by a certain Kevin Rogers, who posted a detailed account of the stand-up act on his Facebook page.