Tracy Morgan returns to Nashville for a very public, very staged apology about his gay “joke”

How are we still talking about the latest dumb thing to come out of Tracy Morgan’s mouth? Because he wasn’t kidding about getting you pregnant behind the dumpster, but stabbing a fictional son for being gay. And even more so because one gay fan’s Facebook post reacting to Morgan got GLAAD up in arms, and even more so than that, because Morgan would like to keep his well-paying job on NBC’s 30 Rock.

So after first meeting with homeless gay teens in New York City, Morgan ventured back to Nashville — the scene of his so-called comedy crime — to deliver a very public apology. With the gay fan in attendance. Roll the clip, courtesy of the AP:

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4 thoughts on “Tracy Morgan returns to Nashville for a very public, very staged apology about his gay “joke”

  1. I don’t think we should force public figures to apologize for homophobic or racist comments they obviously meant to say, because it gives them an out, an opportunity to backtrack and make excuses. We should just quietly and deliberately boycott them while they dig their own grave.

  2. Yeah you should continue to judge them forever. Hopefully no one treats you that way after you’ve made a mistake.

  3. It’s comedy. There is literally a chance for every single thing said in comedy to offend someone somewhere in the world. These things said, should not be taken so seriously. If it’s not your cup of tea, then move on. Everyone laughs at a comedian till they say something that is offensive to them. Lighten up and learn to laugh at yourself, even at your own insecurities, and appreciate the comedy for it’s art and context, even if it was unscripted improvisation. Comedy is a roll of the dice that will eventually land on your personal connection, learn to accept it and appreciate it for what it’s worth.

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