Tracy Morgan Says He'd Support His Gay Son

Tracy Morgan Says He'd Support His Gay Son

The comedian retracts controversial comments

Published June 14, 2011

Tracy Morgan is continuing to do damage control following his highly controversial comments about gay people during a comedy show in Tennessee. In an interview with Russell Simmons for Global Grind, Morgan explained his tirade. "The reason I am successful is because I am so unfiltered," he said. "And sometimes as a result I say really stupid s***."

He says that if his son was actually gay he would not pull out a knife and attack him as outlined during his bit. "The truth is if I had a gay son, I would love him just as much as if he was straight," Morgan said. "I might have to try to love even more because I know of the difficulty that he would have in society."

Tracy apologized again for his comments saying, "What I am most sad about is the comments I made about kids and bullying. I would never want any young person to think that I wasn't on their side." Along with his apology, Tracy will be meeting with gay teens in New York. Next week he will return to Tennessee with Russell Simmons and GLAAD to meet with those offended by his words. After that, he will shoot a PSA for GLAAD’s “Amplify Your Voice” PSA campaign.

(Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

Written by Michael Arceneaux


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