Nearly three years after he was criticized for making anti-gay jokes, comedian Tracy Morgan reiterates that he would be okay if his son was gay.

During a 2011 stand up routine, Morgan condoned anti-gay bullying and said he would stab his son to death if he found he was gay. Morgan, who is best known for his work on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, subsequently apologized for his rant.

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Morgan briefly touched on the episode in an interview with The New York Times.

“When you see national incidents that involve race, do you feel the need to comment on them in your act?” the Times asked.

“I think so. A stand-up's job is to hold the mirror up to society and to look at what we're afraid of. That's why we had shows like All in the Family and The Jeffersons. We made fun of ourselves then. Nowadays people take themselves way too seriously,” Morgan answered.

“Is that what happened in 2011 …?”

“That's what I thought I was doing, but it was taken out of context. No matter what, if my son was gay, I'd treat him like a king. I wasn't trying to say that's how I felt.”

“I learned that things are different now,” he said of the incident. “Would Richard Pryor be able to survive now? Would George Carlin be able to survive now? Would Sam Kinison be able to survive now? Would Lenny Bruce be able to survive now? I don't know. Everybody is supersensitive. We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say.”