Tracy Morgan For Marriage Equality

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hmmm:


"I know how bad bullying can hurt," Morgan said. "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."

Glad to see this, I guess. I wish I knew what the fuck he was thinking when he went on that rant. And what he was thinking the time before that. Apologies are good, but I prefer the kind that come from some actual reflection, as opposed to social pressure. I hope that's what happened here. 

That said, a world where gay kids don't have to deal with public figures endorsing parental hate crimes is surely a better one.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/06/tracy-morgan-for-marriage-equality/240504/