Update – Tracy Morgan Apologizes For Gay Jokes
I told you a few days ago about comedian Tracy Morgan and his stand-up act in Nashville in which he made anti-gay jokes about killing his son if he were gay. Well in a statement issued in an apology to several gay rights groups, he said:
"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."
Although this wasn't the first anti-gay rant for Morgan, I sincerely hope Tracy learned his lesson, and really meant what he said in his apology.
Throwback video: Tracy Morgan in SNL "Homocil" Commercial
Why did people find this commercial funny back in the day? Why was this not considered offensive back then? Are people more afraid of homosexuality now?