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GLAAD just received the following "apology" statement from Tracy Morgan’s management. Yet, hate is never funny. Is his career over? GLAAD bloggers discuss this.

June 10, 2011

Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman - VH1 Big In '03 after party, November 20, 2003“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.” Taken directly from the GLAAD blog.

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    No apology he gives will ever be enough for me–if one of us had made similar remarks about Blacks you can imagine what the result would be. He needs to be dismissed from work and spend a long, long time doing introspection. I am tired of others playing the race card when they can–it is now our turn to say how we feel and not let it go. To me, his actions are as heinous as a hate crime and I will have great joy should his son turn out to be gay..

  2. No apology that he gives will ever be enough for me. His “jokes” were not only in bad taste, they were as serious as a hate crime in my opinion. He needs to realize the seriousness of what he has done and what really galls me is that if one of us had made similar remarks about Blacks, the results would be disastrous. It is our turn to play the race card and not stand for or acept an apology. He was well aware of what he was doing. He needs to be fired, dismissed and sent far far away when he can reflect on what he has done. The greatest irony would be for his son to indeed be gay. How dare he think that an apology would smooth things over.

  3. thanks for the comment. while i agree with much of what you write I can not say I would have great joy if his son turn out gay. instead i will have concern for his safety. what a scary thought – what if his son or another child in his life is gay and not yet out? what destructive parenting. we could only hope that the ‘it gets better project’ has made a strong impression on young people in similar situations. oish.

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