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Tracy Morgan chalks up gay slurs to ‘misunderstanding’

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Tracy Morgan apologizes for anti-gay rant on David Letterman's Late Night show. // PHOTO: CNN Blog

On Monday’s Late Night with David Letterman, Tracy Morgan explained that his anti-gay slurs during his stand-up act in June was “a misunderstanding” and that he was just trying to be funny.

“I just think it was a misunderstanding. I was up there working,” he told Letterman. “[Y]ou have networks, maybe like Comedy Central, where it’s premise, set-up, punchline, premise, set-up, punchline…but I came up under the old regime, George Carlin and all these people. I have to get to [my point]. I guess it became a big, big misunderstanding.”

One of Morgan’s remarks during his routine: “[I’d] stab my son to death if he was gay,” reported Kevin Rogers, photographer of the event.

Morgan did apologize, adding: “At the end of the day, I’m a comedian. I try to use my gift that God gave me to help the world, to heal the world. Not to hurt anyone. I was hurt because people came to the show who were bummed out, so I apologize to those folks who came and were bummed out.”

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