Tracy Morgan feels like such a douche for acting like a douche that he’s willing to make a big apology. He’s heading back to Nashville to apologize for his stupid comments in person.
He came under fire on Friday after making shockingly violent homophobic comments during his standup routine. After he got bashed in the media, he released a statement saying: "I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others."
Now he’s planning on going back and making an apology in person. Clearly, there’s lot of damage control to do here!
According to Us Weekly, he told GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios he's also committed to meeting with LGBT youth in NYC from the Ali Forney Center who have been hurt or left homeless by parental rejection as well as family members who have lost children to anti-gay violence.
"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. I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone," he told the organization. "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."
"Meeting with gay and transgender youth shunned by their parents and families who have lost loved ones to anti-gay violence is an important first step," Barrios said. "These meetings will help Tracy better understand that no one should be treated differently or subjected to violence."
Do you think his comments during his comedy act were out of line, or was it freedom of speech?