Hearing about Tracy Morgan’s vile homophobic rant that he went on at a recent Nashville show sure was disappointing; he’s always been sort of crazy, but in an endearing way. But it’s tough to hear that someone who you’ve assumed was a decent guy as he’s been entertaining you for the past decade or so say things like if his son acted gay, he’d stab him. The story hit the internet this morning, and it didn’t take him too long to issue a statement apologizing:
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. 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.
A good apology, but it doesn’t do much to make me feel less dirty about this whole thing. An apology is nice, but not spewing hate speech in front of a huge crowd is much better.