30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has apologized for a comedy set in which he said he would kill his son if he turned out to be gay.
“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,” Morgan said in a statement. “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.”
Rogers claimed the 42-year-old Morgan said during his weekend comedy set in Nashville that he would stab his son to death if he found out he was gay.
“He said if his son was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N (one word I refuse to use) to death,” Rogers wrote.
Morgan “informed us that the gays needed to quit being pussies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying. He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming, and that bullied kids should just bust some ass and beat those other little f*ckers that bully them, not whine about it. … Tracy then said he didn't fucking care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a f*cking dick up their ass … they can take a f*cking joke.”
Gay media watchdog GLAAD said on Friday said it received Morgan's statement in response to their request for clarification.
Source: On Top Magazine