Pathetic. But then the gay mafia found the perfect whipping boy in picking on a none-too-bright, black comedian who owes his whole career to befriending white liberals. Next week Tracy will announce that he's gay too:
Comedian Tracy Morgan, heart full of love, is continuing to issue public apologies for comments he made during a recent performance in Nashville, including telling his audience that he would kill his son were he ever to come out as gay. Shortly after one of that night’s audience members criticized Morgan’s statements in a Facebook note, Morgan stated that he was not a “hateful person,” and that while his “friends know what is in my heart,” he went “too far” that evening. Later, Morgan performed a 180, coming out in support of same-sex marriage and telling Russell Simmons that he would try to love his hypothetical gay son (Mind you, gay women are simply not a part of this conversation.) “even more” than if he were straight.
Now, Morgan has returned to Nashville to apologize not only to Kevin, the man who posted the original Facebook note and brought mass media attention to Morgan’s rant, but also to other audience members (despite reports that not everyone in attendance that night reacted to his statements with contempt or offense), his friends, his family, and “everyone in every community” whom he may have offended. Morgan likens his change of heart to fellow comedian Richard Pryor’s experience visiting Africa and noting that, although he often used the word “nigger” in his act, he “didn’t see any niggers in Africa” and was thus inspired to change his relationship to that particular word. (Personally, I don’t find the two situations particularly comparable, but that’s a rant for another day. Or for LiveJournal, I guess.)