Tracy Morgan DID apologize after his anti-gay tirade he made during a comedy show in Nashville Tennessee.
We definitely think this is a step in the right direction, but we aren't all the way convinced that he's a changed man or that he's even really that sorry beyond his career image taking a PR hit.
Which it's no surprise that the HRC is calling for a little more than just an apology from someone who is a public persona and a potential role model to upcoming comics and actors alike:
“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.”
It's a shame that this happened, we actually respected and thought Tracy was hilarious before this incident.
HRC's right, it'd be nice to see him take steps to correct his standing with the community with more than a quick apology!
Do U think he's done enough?
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