Tracy Morgan Partners With GLAAD, Returns To Tennessee


You remember the end of Mean Girls, where Lindsay Lohan’s character makes the analogy about sucking the poison out of her relationships as if it was snake venom? Tracy Morgan and GLAAD are teaming up following Tracy’s apology for his anti-gay comments, which he made June 3 in Nashville. Morgan will meet with LGBTQ teens who have been rejected by their families, as well as parents of children who have been killed in hate crimes. Tracy will also return to Tennessee with Russell Simmons to film a PSA. “I know how bad bullying can hurt. I was bullied when I was a kid. I’m sorry for what I said. I didn’t mean it. I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone,” Morgan said in a statement. “My family knew what it was like to feel different. My brother was disabled and I lost my father to AIDS in 1987. My dad wasn’t gay but I also learned about homophobia then because of how people treated people who were sick with that. Parents should support and love their kids no matter what. Gay people deserve the same right to be happy in this country as everyone else. Our laws should support that. I hope that my fans gay, straight, whatever, forgive and I hope my family forgives me for this.”