tracy morgan getty images Tracy Morgan apologizes for anti gay rant: 'I'm not a hateful person'

Just a few hours after a viral Facebook post gave Tracy Morgan‘s anti-gay rant at a Nashville, TN, comedy show a much larger forum, the “30 Rock” star issued an apology.

“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” reads the statement obtained by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others. While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.”

Morgan’s comments — which included saying that he’d stab his own son to death if he was gay — quickly drew fire from GLAAD.

The organization released a statement, prior to the apology, calling on him to “remove these violently anti-gay remarks from his show and send a strong message that anti-gay violence is not something to joke about.”

Is Tracy’s apology enough — or do you think we’ll be hearing more about this?

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell