Comedian Tracy Morgan has told Rosie
O'Donnell that he would be okay if his son turned out to be gay.
Morgan made his remarks while
discussing the controversy that followed last summer's comic routine
in which Morgan condoned anti-gay bullying and said he would stab his
son to death if he found out the was gay. Morgan, a star of NBC's 30
Rock, has subsequently apologized for his rant.
Appearing on O'Donnell's The Rosie
Show, O'Donnell told Morgan that she knew he wasn't anti-gay.
“I know you're not homophobic,
because – news flash! – I'm a lesbian,” O'Donnell said.
“I've had gay family members,”
Morgan said. “I felt hurt because people at my show was hurt.”
“I want to make this place a little
bit better than it was when I got here,” he added.
“So, I know that was never your
intent [to hurt anyone]. I knew it, right. And I don't speak on
behalf of all the gay community, I only speak on behalf of me, but I
forgive you, honey,” O'Donnell said. (The video is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)
Morgan also joked: “If my son was
gay, I wouldn't be mad at him, just ask him to decorate the house.”