Tracy Morgan to Take Action, Meet with Bullied Youths

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Roland Martin may not think Tracy Morgan has to apologize for his anti-gay rhetoric last week, but the actor himself is sounding truly contrite about his infamous routine in Nashville on June 3.

"I know how bad bullying can hurt," Morgan told Marc Malkin of E! News. "I was bullied when I was a kid. I'm sorry for what I said. I didn't mean it. I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone. My family knew what it was like to feel different. My brother was disabled and I lost my father to AIDS in 1987."

Tracy Morgan in a Car

The 30 Rock star says "gay people deserve the same right to be happy in this country as everyone else. Our laws should support that." And he will be doing all he can to ensure these words don't ring hollow.

Later this week, Morgan will sit down with gay teens who have been cast out by their families; he will also speak to those who have lost a loved one due to anti-gay violence.

Moreover, the comedian will head to Tennessee next week and meet with GLADD - one of the organizations that challenged him to apologize - to take part in a press conference that protests the state's recent passage of a bill that bars discussion of homosexuality in classrooms prior to ninth grade. He'll alo shoot a PSA.

It's nice to hear that something good might come from the mess Morgan created.

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tracy morgan can eat me! i hate this guy. suck it tracy.

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Good for him. He is apologizing and also supporting a good event. He deserves to be forgiven since he is putting him self out there.
Chris Brown learn something good from this man.

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Tracy Morgan is one of the best comedians ever. Give me a break with all of this - he is a comedian not a head of state. Although, I'm pretty sure he could be a head of state if he so chose. We love you Tracy - the Casey Anthony audience is back from the courthouse stampede out of boredom!

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yes, tracy was much more than dumb for saying the things he did. but now he has an extremely aarge platform with which to get the correct message out there. love, tolerance & forgiveness. if we want these things for ourselves, we need to give them to tracy. peace!

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I will never again watch anything that Tracy Morgan is in. Not only because of hate speech against gays, but mainly because he said, referring to his SON, "I will stab that little nigger if he turns out gay." What a hideous hateful thing to say about a little boy. This man is ugly on the inside. I hope he fades away, never to be heard from again.

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