Tracy Morgan Apologizes for Gay Jokes
They 'clearly went too far,' he says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2011 12:57 PM CDT
Tracy Morgan speaks at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Tracy Morgan is up with a quick apology after reports surfaced of a string of nasty anti-gay jokes he made on stage. "I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville," he said in a statement to the Huffington Post. "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."

He wasn't kidding about the "violent" part: In one of the bits, he talked about stabbing his own son if he were gay. Click for more on the story, including an audience member's account.