Tracy Morgan to return to Nashville to apologize for anti-gay rant

Tracy Morgan

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has agreed to return to Nashville next week to apologize for his anti-gay tirade during a recent stand-up comedy show, CNN reported.

Morgan released a written apology last Friday, but he followed up Monday morning with a phone call to the president and staff of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD.)

By the end of the call, Morgan had agreed to go back to Nashville with GLAAD staffers to deliver a face-to-face apology to people who were in the Ryman Auditorium and to work with the Tennessee Equality Project, GLAAD said.

According to GLAAD, Morgan will meet in New York City later this week with LGBT youth who have been hurt or left homeless by parental rejection, as well as families who have lost children to anti-gay violence.

[Morgan] offered to return to Tennessee next week, alongside GLAAD, the Tennessee Equality Project, and our friend and ally Russell Simmons, where he plans to personally apologize to audience members who were offended by his remarks.

Morgan has also agreed to appear in an upcoming GLAAD public service campaign “Amplify Your Voice.”

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