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Tracy Morgan:

I'm Going Back to Nashville to Apologize

6/13/2011 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tracy Morgan is so committed to fighting the anti-gay message he spewed during a recent comedy routine in Nashville -- he's going back to the city next week ... to apologize to everyone he offended  face-to-face.

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Tracy spoke with Jarrett Barrios today -- the President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation -- who tells us, GLAAD reached out to Tracy about an in-person apology in Nashville next week ... and Tracy agreed on the spot.

If that weren't enough -- Barrios tells us, Tracy also plans to visit homeless gay teens at the Ali Forney Center in NYC this week ... teens disowned by their parents because of their sexual orientation.

The cherry on top -- Tracy also plans to film a PSA for GLAAD's upcoming "Amplify Your Voice" campaign.



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1.

kar    

Good luck on that

1137 days ago
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STARR C    

Just Stop!

1137 days ago
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stu    

NBC threatened him w/ "fix it" or u'll end up like charlie sheen. I heard his concerts r like Charlie's. Not funny & audience filled w/ uneducated idiots.

1137 days ago
4.

HarryPalms    

Can't take it back

1137 days ago
5.

Travisty    

He went too far, he realizes it, he apologized immediately, his employers and co-workers tentatively accepted his apology, and he is taking direct, immediate action to make amends. While bad, a lot of other comedians have said things as bad or worse with little or no response. Overall, a horrible decision followed by many rational decisions on his part. I for one find his "joke" offensive and his actions since them admirable in that he accepts responsibility and is trying to make the situation better.

1137 days ago
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mike    

I do not in any way condone bashing The Gay Life style. But Tracy Morgan seems like a great Dude and I am tired of the PC way of doing business. He was doing a comedy act. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt.

1137 days ago
7.

feebee    

Day late and a dollar short... your a dirty nasty person!

1137 days ago
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Mytylove1222    

Wow. So Sincere!! I am sure people are lining up for the apology I'm Sure.

1137 days ago
9.

jealous of kate    

Well okay... amazing, a number of years ago, a comic could do jokes on whatever he/she wanted, and the audience decided if she/he had 'jumped the shark'. Now, there is that LIST that floats around in the clouds (not apple's cloud) of 'things you must never joke about or you will be blacklisted'. That is really a shame, because Morgan found out he WAS WRONG WHEN HE DID THE JOKES-yes, some laughed, but alot walked out-the walking out is the evaluation that you 'JUMPED'. Now, screw that Morgan, everyone else, HOLLYWOOD WILL TELL YOU, because HOLLYWOOD is the place of MORALS!!!! Oh, and there is also a list of things 'you must joke about and everyone must LAUGH AND LAUGH even though the jokes are stupid, were not funny and never will be' An example? All you have to say is G.W.Bush is a moron! and your audience is required to laugh. Don't believe? Jus*****ch Joy Behar or Kathy Griffin say that, they both get laughs every single thousand time they say it.

1137 days ago
10.

J    

Maybe people will finally realize that this piece of sh** is not funny...he makes fun of other groups of people, too and no one has caused a stir until now. I don't support making fun of the gay community but why should be okay to makes fun of everyone else?

1137 days ago
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Michelle    

he's only doing it because of the backlash. if someone hadn't called him out on his tirade this time, he would've kept doing it at every show.

1137 days ago
12.

Abby    

According to a local radio station I listen to in Denver, this wasn't the first time. Tracy also went on an anti-gay rant in a Denver show a few months back. He got booed and some people walked out of the show.

1137 days ago
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Kari    

I hope he really means it, and isn't doing this just to save his career. He also needs to apologize to his son--threatening to kill him. That's just unacceptable behavior. Not funny.

1137 days ago
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Tammy    

It's sad when people sell out what they believe in for money or to be politically. Tracy, I know how you feel about homosexuals and you have that right. You don't have to like them and you don't have to lie about liking them. However, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to get the benjamins from the homosexual community.

1137 days ago
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jealous of kate    

So, again, good for Morgan to apologize, AGAIN! Now, I am sick of, and probably others are too, of people crawling out of the woodwork to condone Morgan and others who are 'BAD' and must 'REPENT'. I think it is lousy that Wanda Sikes must hold like a press conference to talk about Morgan when she has worked with him. PICK.UP.THE.PHONE.,TALK.TO.HIM.1ST.! See what he has to say!.
Oh, yeah, forgot, When Morgon goes to Nashville, he should bring one of those ghost hunter teams with all those machines. W.Sikes talked about how the air or atmosphere was DIFFERENT there as opposed to L.A. (she said he would have NEVER done a show like that in L.A.). IS SHE SAYING.... NASHVILLE IS POSSESSED?????? Has some kind of forces 'hovering' over it? Evil Forces? The Ghost hunters can see with all their meters, UNLESS SHE IS BEING RACIST HERSELF and is saying that REPUBLICANS were FORCING HIM TO DO THAT SHOW.

1137 days ago
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