Tracy Morgan Goes Before the Cameras to Apologize — Again
BY Lucas Grindley
June 21 2011 1:30 PM ET
The Tracy Morgan apology tour pulled into Nashville today to make its last stop — back at the scene of the meltdown — and the comedian promised he'd changed and that so would his act.
Morgan sat before a bank of news cameras and reporters, separated by a long table and flanked by Kevin Rogers, the audience member who called out the 30 Rock star for an onstage rant that included jokes about killing his son if he were gay and about gay people being "mistakes" who whine too much about bullying.
"I didn't know; I didn't mean it," Morgan told them all. "I don't have a hateful bone in my body. I don't believe that anyone should be bullied or just made to feel bad about who they are. I totally feel that in my heart."
In a statement, Rogers said the apology "was sincere" and that Morgan "spoke from his heart."
Morgan is coming off a string of conversations arranged by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation with homeless gay teens and the mother of a man killed in a hate crime. Morgan claimed to have learned something since his infamous stand-up act.
"I really don't care who you love, same sex or not, as long as you have the ability to love," he said. "I don't really see gay or straight. I just see human beings now."
Now Morgan describes that night as a mistake.
"I pride myself on 18 years of stand-up of using it to heal people and not hurt," he said. "That was my whole thing. And I hurt people with this."
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