by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
Recently the world lit on fire after Tracy Morgan made negative remarks about homosexuality in one of his shows. However, the comedian is out to make up for his actions. According to reports, Morgan agreed to accompany GLAAD to Nashville in order to rally against the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. He released the following statement to the public in apology for his anti-homosexual rant while also revealing a surprising fact about his own father:
“I know how bad bullying can hurt. I was bullied when I was a kid. I’m sorry for what I said. I didn’t mean it. I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone. My family knew what it was like to feel different. My brother was disabled, and I lost my father to AIDS in 1987…. Parents should support and love their kids no matter what. Gay people deserve the same right to be happy in this country as everyone else. Our laws should support that.”
It appears that Morgan genuinely regrets saying his hurtful, feisty comments. We will see how well the public accepts his apology.
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.