A guy who on many occasion in the past hasn’t thought before speaking, Tracy often flirts with controversy and his recent comments at a stand up gig in Nashville have forced his 30 Rock co-stars to comment.
While Tina Fey found his rant ‘disturbing’ she claims that he’s not a hateful man, Alec Baldwin went for a quieter tack taking to Twitter and writing a simple ‘Oh that Tracy’…and then a day later saying: ‘No one’s making excuses for Tracy.’
However gay 30 Rock co-star Cheyenne Jackson has said he was ‘disgusted and appalled’ by Morgan’s comments.
Talking to Out Magazine he said: ‘The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today’s LGBTQ youth.
‘I’ve known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behaviour is not at the core of who he is. I’m incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere.’
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Now in a further move by Morgan Digital Spy writes that the 30 Rock star has teamed up with GLAAD and issued a joint statement saying: ‘I know how bad bullying can hurt. I was bullied when I was a kid. I’m sorry for what I said. I didn’t mean it.
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‘I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone. My family knew what it was like to feel different. My brother was disabled and I lost my father to AIDS in 1987. My dad wasn’t gay but I also learned about homophobia then because of how people treated people who were sick with that.’
He added: ‘Parents should support and love their kids no matter what. Gay people deserve the same right to be happy in this country as everyone else. Our laws should support that. I hope that my fans gay, straight, whatever forgive and I hope my family forgives me for this.’
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