Tracy Morgan: I don’t know why people keep bringing up my anti-gay rant

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30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has complained that people are constantly trying to ‘surround his career’ with allegations of homophobia.

In 2011, the comedian launched into an anti-gay tirade during a comedy show, saying that if his son came out, “he would pull out a knife and stab that little [slur] to death.”

He later attempted to apologise for the rant, saying at a GLAAD press conference: “I want to apologise to my friends, and my family and my fans and everyone in every community who were offended with this. I don’t have a hateful bone in my body.”

This week, during an AMA session on Reddit, the comedian moaned that people always brought up the incident, and wouldn’t leave it alone.

After being asked if he had any issues with gay people, he said: “I don’t know why people are trying to surround my career with that. I agree with you man. No issues here.

“If you love me I love you back. I’ve got love for everybody.”

However, not everyone taking part in the discussion was convinced by his reply.

User Pharose said: “There is a slight difference between ‘loving’ somebody in a spiritual sense, and understanding and respecting a person’s lifestyle (…) I hope you can take the time to acknowledge the difference.”

KurtSchrute replied: “People ‘try to surround your career with that’ because you made some of the most hateful remarks about homosexuality, in public, that I have perhaps ever heard said by a comedian or any other public figure.

“I don’t believe that you are hateful or homophobic, but I do see issues with your justifications for your work.”