After apparently discovering that publicist-written apologies don't work so good, Tracy Morgan is back with a more personal apology for his recent homo-hatin' rant which he relayed to Marc Malkin of E!Online exclusively (because he wouldn't dare tell anyone else).
"I know how bad bullying can hurt," Morgan tells me exclusively. "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.
"My dad wasn't gay, but I also learned about homophobia then because of how people treated people who were sick with that," he continued. "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.
Tracy's apology tour will continue with a trip to Tennessee to help GLAAD protest the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill, as well as filming an anti-bigotry PSA, and sitting down with people who have lost family members to gay violence. Will that be enough to put this incident behind him? Maybe he should ask Michael Richards.