Tracy Morgan’s Anti-Gay Rant Forces Blogger To Come Out As Gay To His Family
First Published: June 10, 2011 4:56 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images, Facebook
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Facebook blogger Kevin Rogers, the man whose post, “Why I No Longer ‘Like’ Tracy Morgan — A Must Read,” led to Tracy Morgan apologizing for his homophobic remarks during a comedy show in Nashville, Tenn., on June 3, has experienced a major life change due to the incident.
He has come out to his family.
“I wasn’t completely out to my family and I knew this was about to explode, so I actually had about an hour to make a phone call to my mom and just say, ‘Hey, look this is what’s about to happen and by the way, I’m gay’” Rogers told Billy.
“Do you feel better about coming out?” Billy asked.
“Yeah, my mom said, ‘Unconditional love and understanding,’ and so it’s great,” Rodgers said. “I feel like a much freer person because of all of this.”
Rogers, 36, who hails from White House, Tenn., made headlines on Friday when his Facebook post (Read the entire original post here) – with the help of the organization Truth Wins Out – caused a flurry of headlines and attention about Morgan’s June 3 show.
“I’m glad that, at least, I can turn something that was hate-filled into something that’s at least positive for me personally,” he told Billy. “I’m very happy that I was able to draw attention to hate in general.”
And what might Rogers say to the “30 Rock” star if he were to face him today?
“I would ask him, ‘Why?’ Based on his press release and his apology, he’s saying that he truly doesn’t feel the way that he claimed to have felt or was saying he felt in his act, why would he say that?,” he explained.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Morgan issued an apology on Friday.
“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,” the “30 Rock” star said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “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.”
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