While I definitely understand that comedians should have freedom to approach any topic with humor, I find Morgan's comments extremely tasteless and irresponsible. The Human Rights Campaign has called on Morgan to do more than apologize. Here's their statement via Fred Sainz, HRC vice president for communications:
“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.”
Click Read More... to watch an interview CNN had with an audience member who witnessed Morgan's anti-gay rant.
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