Man, if only Tracy Morgan hadn’t made those anti-gay jokes, we could just be loving him unreservedly like we were before. Following Tracy Morgan’s rant two weeks ago, the 30 Rock star is at least returning to Nashville to apologize for his homophobic riffing. Seeing as how the comedian apologized a few days after the incident, Tracy Morgan’s GLAAD press conference, which also included audience member Kevin Rogers, was yet another opportunity to confirm: yup, it was still a truly horrible bit. “I want to apologize to my friends, my family and my fans,” Morgan said. “I didn’t know. I didn’t mean it and that’s how I feel about it. I don’t have a hateful bone in my body. I don’t believe that anyone that should be bullied or, just, made to feel bad about who they are. I totally feel that in my heart.” Especially not if they are shelling out 80 bones for the privilege.
Despite his comments Morgan has his share of supporters, including Melissa Leo, Louis C.K. and most recently Joan Rivers, who told The Daily Beast, “He shouldn’t apologize. Gay fans? What are they doing seeing him anyhow? Why aren’t they watching me and Kathy Griffin?” Or after that quote, probably just Kathy Griffin. “I pride myself of…18 years of stand-up, of using it to heal people, and not to hurt,” Morgan continued, concluding his statement by sayung, “To err is human, but to forgive is divine…Thank you for forgiving me.” Guess Tracy will just have to wait and see if his fan base is ready to accept his mea cupla.