homophobic rant during a June 3 performance in Nashville, saying that if his son was gay, he would kill the "little n*gger." His comments became public when an attendee sent a Facebook message sharing Morgan's heinous beliefs, which quickly went viral.
Among his choice comments, the 30 Rock cast member said that "all this gay shit is crazy" and that Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which encourages tolerance for all, is "bullshit, gay is a choice." In addition, he insisted that homosexuality is not biological because "God don't make no mistakes."
He didn't stop there. Morgan went on to say that victims of gay bullying should stop "whining." And the most agregious: Morgan said that if his son were to be gay, "He better come home and talk to me like a man" or he would pull out a knife and "stab that little n*gger to death."
Morgan quickly offered a hollow apology once his hate-filled soliloquy made national headlines. "I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others," he said. However, at a 2009 Carnegie Hall performance, there was a mass exodus after he claimed homosexuality was "a choice." Obviously, a year and a half later, he stands by what he said then.
Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, noted that "hateful, homophobic language is not only hurtful and unfunny, it is also dangerous and inexcusable. It should not and will not be tolerated."
30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey offered a brilliant retort: "I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with or a printed-out paycheck to put in his pocket. The other producers and I pride ourselves on 30 Rock being a diverse, safe, and fair workplace.”