’30 Rock’ Star Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comedy Set

Jun 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of NBC’s “30 Rock” is apologizing for an anti-gay set of jokes that went awry at a concert appearance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last Friday, The Huffington Post reports.

Comic Tracy Morgan, who plays Tracy Jordan on the show, declared during the concert that he would never let his son be gay, going so far as describing stabbing his son with a knife, the story says.

Morgan issued a written apology: "I want to apologize to my fans and the gay and lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”

This wasn’t the first time Tracy has gone too far with the homophobic humor. His material during a 2009 performance at Carnegie Hall included a reference to homosexuality being a choice–which was followed by several audience members reportedly walking out of the show.

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