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.”
Morgan's act was first criticized on
the Facebook page of Kevin Rogers, who is gay.
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