Tracy Morgan has apologized for his controversial homophobic rant during a recent comedy routine.

“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. 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 said in a statement.

Morgan’s outburst became viral when audience member Ken Rogers posted the following to his Facebook account after viewing the show.

“What I can’t take is when Mr. Morgan took it upon himself to mention about how he feels all this gay s–t was crazy and that women are a gift from God and that [Lady Gaga’s] “Born this Way” is bulls–t, gay is a choice, and the reason he knows this is exactly because “God don’t make no mistakes” […] He took time to visit the bulls–t of this bullying stuff and informed us that the gays needed to quit being p–sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying. He mentioned that gay was something kids learn from the media and programming, and that bullied kids should just bust some a– and beat those other little f–kers that bully them, not whine about it.  He said if his son that was gay he better come home and talk to him like a man and not [he mimicked a gay, high pitched voice] or he would pull out a knife and stab that little N [*gga] to death. He mentioned that Barack Obama needed to man up and quit being all down with this just because he has a wife and two daughters.  All of this being followed by thunderous cheer and “You go Tracys”.  Tracy then said he didn’t f–king care if he pissed off some gays, because if they can take a f–king d–k up their ass… they can take a f–king joke.”

Tracy really has a way of pissing everyone off with his jokes. Maybe he should just keep them to himself for a while.