Tracy Morgan: His Many Apologies
Two weeks after making anti-gay remarks during a comedy show in Nashville, 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan returned to the Tennessee town to say he was sorry...again.
"I apologize to ... the people that were at the show," Morgan said. "I want to apologize to my friends and my family and my fans and everyone in every community who were offended with this. ... I don't have a hateful bone in my body."
It's the latest in a string of public mea culpa's the comedian has issued after saying he would "pull out a knife and stab" his son if he were gay during a stand-up routine June 3.
After issuing a public statement June 10, in which he apologized to his "fans and the gay & lesbian community," Morgan also spoke to friend Russell Simons on Russell Simons Presents Def Comedy Jam calling homophobia a "sickness" and "abusive."
Then, last week Morgan met with Elke Kennedy, founder of Sean's Last Wish, an anti-bullying organization, to make another apology. He also made a stop by the Ali Forney Center (a housing facility for homeless LGBT youth) in New York City, and, on Monday, he called GLADD to personally repent as well. Morgan also said he plans to participate in GLAAD's upcoming "Amplify your Voice" PSA campaign.
And, he's not the only one. Morgan's 30 Rock bosses Bob Greenblatt and Tina Fey both issued statements after his offensive remarks.
"I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket," said Fey.