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Tracy Morgan

'Hey, Homeless

Gay Teens ...'

6/17/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tracy Morgan put on his serious face today in NY -- to meet with some homeless gay teens and victims of anti-gay violence -- in an effort to educate himself after his recent homophobic comedy act.

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During the meeting -- organized by GLAAD -- Morgan spoke with two young gay people, Jayden Love and Raciel Castillo (pictured above, to the right of Morgan), who were forced to live on the streets after they were shunned by their families.

Afterward, Jayden and Raciel said, "We really appreciate that we were able to meet with Tracy Morgan ... We hope that our stories have the power to change not only Tracy's perspective, but those of any parent who may be struggling with accepting their child."

Tracy plans to go to Tennessee next week (the site of his homophobic performance) to apologize to the people he offended and to meet with the Tennessee Equality Project and local advocates.

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226.

msarieslove    

This Gay shhh is nasty God said let them follow their own evil desires. Woman no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural. Men behaved in the same way. they stopped wanting to have sex with woman and had strong desires for sex with other men. they did shameful things with each other, and what has happaened to them is PUNISHMENT for their foolish deeds. since these people refused even to think about God, he let their useless minds rule over them.that's why they do all sorts of indecents things. they are evil,wicked,and greedy, as well as mean in every possible way

1120 days ago
227.

Kev    

Whose bright idea was it to send a comedian to 'sensitivity training' and sit him next to a guy that looks like that? Oh well, more material for his next act! Feel for Tracy, this is a bit much.

1120 days ago
228.

drew    

learn to take a joke, if you cant take a joke then **** off, this is proof the worlds gone to ****.

1119 days ago
229.

Hotspot    

I'm very surprised at Tracy, I think this was an interesting step for him to do. I hope he starts to realize how evil some of is so called "jokes" were.

For you haters out there, it is not cool to say that you'd kill your son if he was gay. It doesn't matter if it was a joke or not, that is not cool. How would you like it if I said I'd kill my son if he was straight? It's not cool either way.

1119 days ago
230.

Mjml    

People aren't understanding that what Morgan said was DANGEROUS. He was encouraging violence against gays, which is a SERIOUS issue, not just in the US, but all over the world. If he had just cracked about AIDS and flaming homos, I think that is more acceptable to joke about as a "shock" comic.

His "rant" or whatever you call it is even more dangerous because homophobia is RAMPANT in the black community, and he just fans the flames there, continuing the cycle of bigotry.

People say, "I'm so sick of these ******* shoving their queer lifestyle and beliefs in my face!" Really? How? So you see a demonstration in the news or gay characters in a TV show? CHANGE THE CHANNEL DUMBASS. Is someone coming up to you in the street and yelling in your face to convert to homosexuality? I think not. Yet the religious right and evangelicals do a FINE job of shoving THEIR beliefs in our doors and in our faces.

What GLAAD is doing here and in MANY other cases is saying: STOP VIOLENCE against the GLBT commmunity. Even though marriage is on their plates right now, don't get it twisted---the violence situation is very important and that is what needs to be stressed more than anything. The first step to getting better civil rights is trying to break down the bigotry to a level where the violence ceases.

So to all the haters out there, hate the gay lifestyle if you must---but why do you condone violence toward them?

1119 days ago
231.

sl8rknnygrrl    

come on! we, as queers, are supposed to believe that he genuinely cares about queer youth and their stories after what he said? if i rolled up in long beach and threw out the *n* word left and right, would it be forgiven if i apologized AFTER BEING TOLD TO?! he should be fired from his job, which he isn't very good at anyway. its a shame what a so-called celebrity can get away with these days.

1119 days ago
232.

chuck.bartowski73     

Not sure anyone condones violence against anyone, except extremists probably do. But tell me this why do you condone people parading around in assless chaps why do you condone degenerates. Not saying all gay people are degenerates, but why do you let the few define the many? What the **** gives with that?

And to all you gay people who say that people are killing themselves cause the word f-- aa --gg was said or used are delusional. If they do not have a support base is why they are killing themselves, not cause they here the word f-0a--g. You say that you have people realize that this is just like the black and women's civil rights movements, really how many times have you heard about people killing themselves cause they were black or were born a women? None, is the answer there was enough of them to provide a support base. You queers (which means different or odd) do not get to use the word marriage. Cause you think that is just a word where in reality if you wanted the same rights you would just take the word civil unions. But no you want the word marriage. Marriage is a word that has religious overtones and to mainstream religions that does not involve gay people. F--aa--g can't be said but it is just a word isn't it. So no marriage for you, just Civil Unions with all the same rights.

Where are we going to draw the line? Should a pedophiles get the same rights? Should incestuous couples be legal with all the same rights? Should Necrophilia be condoned? Should people be allowed to marry dogs or a car (Taboo)? When does it stop? Take Civil unions, toughen the hell up and then shut the **** up you are not the norm. Tough break but that is life, **** happens.

1119 days ago
233.

Michal    

It's all PR, I don't believe him, he's still a homophob, and meant eveyrhng he said.

1119 days ago
234.

Michal    

Can we call him a ****** now, that he showed his real color?

1119 days ago
235.

C.D    

He sold his soul! I wouldn't have done it. If I said it, I stand by it.

1119 days ago
236.

Lol...    

YES SHAME OUR IDOLS! SCREW THEM AND THEIR COOLNESS!

BRING THEM BACK TO OUR LEVEL! MAKE THEM HUMAN AGAIN!

BURN THE EFFIGIES BUUUUUUURRRRRNNN!

Is that about right? So sick of people getting hounded for having an opinion, especially a comic on stage. Don't want to listen? Ask for a refund and go home crybabies.

1119 days ago
237.

Poppa Bear     

'Hey, Homeless Gay Teens ...'

I"m looking for a young gay man to come and live with me. Free room and board in exchange for housework... and you DO NOT have to have sex with me to stay here.

I know no one wants to be a house-boy, but it beats the crap out of living under a highway overpass.

you must be more than 18 years old, but not too much more, because I'm thinking long-term, so we can't be useless old men at the same time.

poppa.bear18@yahoo.com

1119 days ago
238.

JOHN    

so sad that his career is ruined coz of a bunch of ****

1118 days ago
239.

Jennifer    

Thats enough Tracy, you don't need to keep apologizing. It was a joke, you apologized. Your a brilliant comic, some people thought it was funny and some people didn't. Everyone needs to relax. There far worse things in the world than the jokes that Tracy Morgan said. It's amazing to me what a big deal people made of this. It's pretty simple, if you don't like his act don't go see him. No one is perfect and I'm positive that the people having a fit over his statements have said something racial, prejudicial and ignorant at some point in their lives. Get over it people! Ever heard of Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me?????

1118 days ago
240.

jack Simmons    

The GLAAD is now demanding more than an apology.. Morgan must now become gay and live like that for a year.. he is considering it

1118 days ago
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