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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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16.

HARDWOOD    

HOW GAY!

1125 days ago
17.

CarolynAB    

Tracy, just understand that you may be blackballed no matter what you do or say.

Just look at the fine actor Isaiah Washington, who was forced off "Gray's Anatomy" after he used an anti-gay slur. He did a PSA too. But now this father of five has been prevented from getting gigs because one minority group--gays--has it in for another minority group--Black people.

Fight the power.

1125 days ago
18.

SantaFeJack    

They have him running scared, and deservedly so. Again, I will say, "If a white comic had advocated lynching a "Ni**er", that comic would be getting the same backlash Tracy is getting." I hope other comics are learning a lesson about advocating violence even in jest---it will not be tolerated. Period!

1125 days ago
19.

Jen O.    

DON'T! Freedom of Speech!

1125 days ago
20.

morgan    

The only thing he is sorry about isd that he has ruined his career. If Tina Fey is smart she will get rid of him quick. He is going to sink anything he is associated with. Anyone remember Kramer from seinfeld? I can't even remember that guy's real name. I hope the same thing happens to this guy.

1125 days ago
21.

MONICO JASMINO    

UYYYYY NENAS!!!! PERO ES QUE NO OS HABÉIS ENTERADO??? HAY UNA NUEVA MARCA DE CONSOLADORES QUE REPRODUCEN EL P... DE MICHAEL JACKSON, ADORNADOS CON IMÁGENES DE MICHAEL CON SUS ALITAS DE ÁNGEL....!!! Y LLEVAN SONIDO INCORPORADO!!! EL CARACTERÍSTICO HIHI HIHI DE MICHAEL!!!
SON EL ÚLTIMO GRITO EN JUGUETITOS EN EL BARRIO MADRILEÑO DE CHUECA!!! ESTÁN HACIENDO FUROR... APUESTO A QUE ESTE MORGAN HA CAMBIADO DE OPINIÓN PORQUE HA PROBADO UNO!!!
VIVA MICHAEL Y SU LEGADO!!!!! QUE VIVA QUE VIVA QUE VIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

1125 days ago
22.

John    

And he can't forget to thank Tina Fey for coming up with this strategy.

1125 days ago
23.

Woody McBrreairty    

What an oooglee face - yikes!

1125 days ago
24.

Yeti Lee    

There are no limitations when it comes to comedy. I have seen gay comedians make fun of straight people but yet for some reason they never need to apologize. I have seen countless comedians make fun of all religions and yet they never get forced to apologize. This crap makes me sick. If you didn't find it funny then you didn't find it funny, but shut up about it and stop whining and move on. Of course because Harvey is gay he feels the need for his site to attack Morgan for the things he says, but yet look at all the offensive things they say on this website and on their TV show, hypocritical if you ask me. Go back to your parades and waving of rainbow flags and leave comedy alone. I am sure I am not the only one who is sick of gays and their double standards.

1125 days ago
25.

Mikey    

Tracy Morgan is now officially gay. Bend over Tracy.

1125 days ago
26.

Evelyn    

Great progress Tracy.

If any LGBT teenager/adult is experiencing difficulties and needs to talk to someone, please email sessionswithevelyn@gmail.com

A free service to anyone who needs some advice.

1125 days ago
27.

Carl    

@Jen O.,

Do you even know what Freedom of Speech is? Apparently not since you think this issue involves it. No government agency has weighed in on this case or tried to stop him. If they did then it would be a freedom of speech issue. What is going on here is that private citizens and organizations used THEIR right to say what they want to criticize what he said. Tracy is apologizing because he realizes that if he wants to keep making millions of dollars he better not upset too many of his fans.

1125 days ago
28.

Tony C    

Sell out!

1125 days ago
29.

Kenton    

The problem is that it really can't be taken back, and once said, it isn't just his problem anymore. The effects that things like that have cannot be undone. If it only bolstered someone else's negative opinions. Tennessee isn't exactly known for being okay with GLBT people. It wants to make it illegal to even mention the word "gay" in school. This is the kind of mentality Tracy Morgan said was speaking to when he joked about stabbing his own kid just for being himself.

1125 days ago
30.

Kenton    

The problem is that it really can't be taken back, and once said, it isn't just his problem anymore. The effects that things like that have cannot be undone. If it only bolstered someone else's negative opinions. Tennessee isn't exactly known for being okay with GLBT people. It wants to make it illegal to even mention the word "gay" in school. This is the kind of mentality Tracy Morgan said was speaking to when he joked about stabbing his own kid just for being himself.

1125 days ago
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