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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Tracy Morgan apologizes for homophobic comments in Nashville (Video)


Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan listens as Kevin Rogers, left, speaks at a news conference in Nashville. (Mark Humphrey - AP)
Tracy Morgan returned to Nashville on Tuesday to apologize for the homophobic comments he made during a June 3 comedy show at Ryman Auditorium.

At the Nashville Convention Center, the comedian apologized to Kevin Rogers, the man who posted his account of the show to Facebook, and to anyone else who was offended by the show. “I don’t have a hateful bone in my body,” he said. “I don’t believe that anyone should be bullied or made to feel bad about who they are.”

According to Rogers’s account of the show, Morgan said he would stab and kill his son if he were gay, leading several audience members to leave. The Facebook note prompted criticism from Morgan’s colleagues, including Tina Fey, GLAAD and other LGBT rights organizations and the public.

“I really don’t care who you love, same sex or not, as long as you have the ability to love,” the “30 Rock” actor continued. “To err is human, but to forgive is divine. Thank you for forgiving me.”

Last week, Morgan met with homeless gay youth in New York City. He did not take any questions at the press conference.

Watch video of Morgan’s apology after the jump.

By  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/21/2011

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