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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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@Jennifer


"You homos may have the right to be who you are but I and other people have the right to put you in your place for it!"


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People like you and others who feel such animosity towards a segment of the population you don't understand, scare me. In all seriousness. I don't know if you developed your views from the cradle, at the hands of parents who drilled into you that homosexuals and lesbians are to be ostracized and/or assaulted, or if you came to this type of conclusion in spite of being reared by loving, tolerant guardians. Either way, you and your ilk scare me.

And I'm not gay.

1221 days ago
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American Patriot 4 hours ago

I NOOOOOOO! i used to like harvey but i thought he was straight cuz he always shows pix of hot women on tmz...but if hes gay, then thats too bad and quite a disappointment.

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Yes, harvey was very disappointed when he found out you're straight. He thought you were so hot. LOL

1221 days ago
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AJ 4 hours ago

OMG That black guy with the Donald Trump wig is gay as ****...He looks like a skinny, gay, Oprah. What a joke... laughing my ass off. Gays like that give Harvey a bad name.
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@AJ:

You mean the Donald is gay? Shock!

1221 days ago
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dride 5 hours ago

At least Obama is still against gay marriage like 90% of the rest of the black community.
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@dride:

Yes, Obama is for gay sex outside of marriage, in and out of civil unions and in the army, air force, navy, marines, national guard and coast guard.

If gays had sex in a marriage, it would be the end of the world. LOL

1221 days ago
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ominous_goo    

He should be donating money to the cause, to get those kids off the street, donate to the social programs that help people, don't just talk to people man, action speaks WAY louder that words..btw, Tracy Morgan, is not funny, please don't refer to him as a comedian, because he is just dreadful!!

1221 days ago
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@paigehop


"THIS is absolutely the heighth of stupidty and bullying. Stupidity that Morgan would BEND OVER for the homos and bullying in that GLAAD shoves it down anyone with a dissenting opinion. THIS is what America has come to and it's sad."


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I see it differently. I think, "This is how far America has come, and yet there will always be vocal opponents to the progress that has been made to protect vulnerable groups from those who would harm them."

1221 days ago
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American Patriot 5 hours ago

Whats next? Gays becoming President? They need to find Jesus.
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@American Patriot:

What if a President is Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, B'Hai or Shinto? Would that President still need to find Jesus?

Or do only Christians have the right to become President in the USA according to you?

How about Mormons like Romney or Catholics like Gingrich? Are they Christian enough for your tastes to become President?

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jchancey 6 hours ago

Im so sick of these damn homos pushing their beliefs on everyone. I hate their lifestyle and everything they do is for attention. Why arent there any "straight rights" parades..lol..ya know why...because we are normal!!!! Our country has gone to hell and we are in serious trouble. Tracy, dont let em cut your balls off bro..Be a man and stand for what you believe!! Dont let a bunch of **** dictate how you feel...it makes me sick!!
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@jchancey:

Careful now, you're going to get your knickers in a twist.

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ominous_goo 10 minutes ago

He should be donating money to the cause, to get those kids off the street, donate to the social programs that help people, don't just talk to people man, action speaks WAY louder that words..btw, Tracy Morgan, is not funny, please don't refer to him as a comedian, because he is just dreadful!!
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@ominous_goo:

Well said. Needed saying.

1221 days ago
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@jchancey


"Im so sick of these damn homos pushing their beliefs on everyone. I hate their lifestyle and everything they do is for attention. Why arent there any "straight rights" parades..lol..ya know why...because we are normal!!!!"


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Um...considering that white straight men have held power over every other non-white straight segment of the population (i.e. women, visible minorities, gays) for virtually the entire history of the world, I figure that the mere existence of the upright light-skinned homo sapiens -- not to be confused with the openly recognized existence of homosexuals who, yes, belong to the homo sapiens species -- has been, since time immemorial, a de facto parade celebrating the "superiority" of the white straight male (and, in more recent decades, the white straight female).


It's only fair to give homosexuals and lesbians the chance to celebrate their specialness. I mean, you shouldn't begrudge the gay community a decade or so of public pride, when your/our forefathers monopolized the first however-many centuries with pumped chests and all their masculine appeal.


Right?

1221 days ago
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@steve


"it's sickening how much this monkey is bowing down to *** pressure - what a punk bitch"


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Ah, well played! Simultaneously insult the black man with a pejorative based on the colour of his skin, while spewing your hatred for his politically correct P.R. move.


Have you thought of getting into the public relations game yourself?

1221 days ago
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Anne    

You know I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Time will tell and hopefully he's learned something from this experience.

1221 days ago
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groovypet2    

i love t morgan. he rocks.

1221 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

I think it's real. Good for Tracey that he's connecting with the plight of people who are gay. He will be the better man for it....

1221 days ago
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@James

"I think this is the first time someone who's famous, who's said they were sorry for their actions and truly seems to mean it. He may be one of the few who deserves a second chance. Good job Tracy not don't mess it up again."


@Janie

"I believe he's genuinely trying to make amends. That said, I need to see more."


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That's good of you both to give Tracy Morgan the benefit of the doubt. I don't know that his abrupt mea culpa is born o*****enuine sense of remorse and recognition of the error of his ways, more than it is likely contrition from an actor who has had his knuckles rapped by his boss, Tina Fey.


Come to think of it, immediately following the uproar over his comments, Mr. Morgan spoke of his sensitivity to the stigma of homosexuality, due to the fact that his father died from AIDS in 1987. The senior Mr. Morgan didn't contract the disease from sexual activity, but understandably Tracy was scarred by the perceived disgrace surrounding his father's passing. So in viewing the comic'*****eful rant as partly the result of childhood trauma and shame, I feel some compassion for him. This incident might work to help him deal with suppressed feelings surrounding his father's death. Good luck to him.

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