Tracy Morgan Delivers Nashville Apology: ‘To Err Is Human’


Tracy Morgan returned to Nashville today to apologize for the anti-gay stand-up routine he performed at that city's Ryman Auditorium on June 3. "I want to apologize to my friends, my family and my fans," he said. "I didn't know. I didn't mean it ... This is an opportunity in my life to make a difference." In attendance at the Nashville Convention Center press conference was Kevin Rogers, who drew attention to Morgan's original comments in a Facebook essay; now, Rogers says of Morgan's routine, "I believe it was just a huge mistake." For the solemn Morgan, who recently met with gay teens in New York City, that was a gift. "To err is human, but to forgive is divine," Morgan said. "Thank you for forgiving me."