"I want to apologize to my fans and the gay and lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent standup act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. 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," he said in a statement on Friday.
Now that a statement has been issued, however, some still are not satisfied. In a statement on Friday the vice president for the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil-rights organization, said that “he also needs to go further than his apology and correct the record: no one should feel ashamed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and they should definitely not become a victim of violence.”
NBC Chairman, Bob Greenblatt and 30 Rock creator Tina Fey also released statements expressing their condemnation.
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