After seeing his stand up performance in Nashville, angry fan Kevin Rogers posted a note on Facebook titled ‘WHY I NO LONGER ‘LIKE’ Tracy Morgan - A MUST READ’ detailing a number of anti-gay comments.
Speaking to TMZ Morgan’s 30 Rock co-star Fey said: The violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community.
‘It also doesn’t line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centred to ever hurt another person.’
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She added: ‘I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.’
Morgan has now apologised and said in a statement: ‘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.
‘I want to apologise to my fans and the gay and 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.’
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