Comedian Tracy Morgan returned to the stage in New York on Saturday, marking his first appearance since he upset fans with a number of homophobic remarks during a comedy show in Tennessee.
Morgan sparked outrage by making a series of controversial remarks about homosexuality during a stand-up gig on June 3rd.
He subsequently apologized for his comments, insisting he “went too far and was not funny”. Then he apologized again. And again. And yet again. He promised to take part in more gay rights activism. And even agreed to meet with gay and transgender teenagers in Nashville to say sorry directly.
Well, Tracy Morgan was back on stage for the first since the controversy and he addressed the issue during his show:
He told the crowd, “You’re all sitting here waiting for me (to) say something about the controversy, right? I’m 42, man, and now all of a sudden I’m homophobic?…I don’t have that in me. I believe gay, straight, anybody, everybody’s supposed to be happy in this world, man.”
He also joked, “My father was the lead singer in the Village People. I would sing the Y.M.C.A. the loudest. I was sitting right there when he wrote the song, my daddy. The Indian was my Godfather.”
Let’s hope the apologies are over!