Tracy Morgan showed up to take his lumps. His evident display of sincerity has done him a world of good:
Tracy Morgan returned to Nashville on Tuesday to deliver an apology to gay advocacy groups and fans offended by his homophobic comments made at a stand-up routine earlier this month. Sitting at a GLAAD-sponsored panel table with Kevin Rogers, the man who sparked the controversy with a Facebook post, the '30 Rock' star tried to make amends for among other things, saying that he would "stab" his son if he were gay.Few, if any, stars would turn around and go back to the scene of the debacle. Tracy Morgan had the courage to go back and face the music. I had said that it was time to let him go. It may come back to haunt me, but I think Morgan has done himself a world of good and he should stay where he is at.
"I want to apologize to Kevin and people that were at the show for bummin' em out," Morgan began at the event held by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. "I want to apologize to my friends and my family and my fans and everyone in every community that were offended with this. I didn't know. I didn't mean it."