Tracy Morgan meets with LGBT homeless teens in NY, marks return to Tennessee after homophobic rant

Henrick Karoliszyn and Jose Martinez, New York Daily News | June 17, 2011

Tracy Morgan tried to make nice Friday with gay teens at a Brooklyn homeless shelter, as the “30 Rock” blockhead continued his mea culpa tour for an on-stage anti-gay rant.

In a one-hour sitdown at the Ali Forney Center, the former “Saturday Night Live Star” kept up his steady stream of apologies for the vile cracks that landed him in hot water with gay groups.

Morgan spewed on-stage in Nashville that he would stab his son to death if he were gay – a comment that he later said was “really stupid s—.”

“So many people love Tracy and want to be just like Tracy and if he says he’s going to stab his son because he’s gay, that’s not okay,” said Raciel Castillo, 19, a fashion student at Kingsborough Community College. “It’s definitely not funny.”

Morgan was roundly jeered following his homophobic outburst, with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation demanding a public apology.

GLAAD organized the Brooklyn sitdown, which also included Elke Kennedy, the mother of a 20-year-old man killed in a 2007 bias attack.  (Read more)