HRC Response to Tracy Morgan’s Apology
June 10, 2011
HRC responded today to 30 Rock star and comedian Tracy Morgan's apology for anti-gay remarks he made during a recent comedy routine in Nashville, and called on Morgan to do more to make it right. HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz:
“Tracy Morgan exercised extremely poor judgment and he did the right thing by apologizing. But that’s just not enough. He’s a role model and Morgan now has a responsibility to make amends for his horribly hurtful and dangerous ‘comedy’ routine. He also needs to go further than his apology and correct the record: no one should feel ashamed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and they should definitely not become a victim of violence. Words have consequences and Morgan should be held to a higher standard. Until he does something meaningful, his brand will remain tarnished.”
You can read more about Tracy Morgan's remarks and HRC's other efforts to call out incidents of homophobia and transphobia at www.hrc.org/callitout.
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