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Tracy Morgan Wants To Help and Heal, Not Hurt

Tracy Morgan Wants To Help and Heal, Not Hurt


During an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman, 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan says he uses his God-given gift as a comic to help and heal the world, not hurt anyone.

Morgan is referencing controversial homophobic remarks he made during his stand-up act this summer when he said he'd kill his son if he were too effeminate. Morgan reiterates that he isn't homophobic. "I'm 43 years old. Why would I become homophobic bow?" he asks.

"At the end of the day, I'm a comedian," Morgan explains. "I try to use my gift that God gave me to help the world, to heal the world, not to hurt anyone. I was hurt by it because people came to the show and were bummed out so I apologize to those folks that came and was bummed out."

Morgan reiterates that he loves his son and would never hurt him, and expresses to Letterman that the statement came out of impromptu comedy, saying, "So whatever it was, I do comedy in the spirit of Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce and George Carlin, and all the people like yourself that came before me. I see people sometimes at shows with cell phones, just right there, and I have to tell them please, when you come into a comedy club, that's a place where we make fun of everything going on out there."

Watch a clip from the interview below.

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