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Jackson 'disgusted and appalled' by Morgan's gay jokes

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Jun 12, 2011 | 5:15am EDT

The comedian took to the stage at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee for a comedy show earlier this month (Jun11), but the fun ended when Morgan made a series of offensive comments about homosexuality, telling the crowd he would "stab" his son if he was gay.

Morgan issued an apology after the story hit the headlines and invoked the wrath of gay rights groups, stating: "I want to apologise 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... Even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context."

But Jackson is still unimpressed with Morgan's routine, admitting he's extremely upset by his pal's actions.

In a statement to Out.com, he says, "I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant.

"The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways... I've known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behavior is not at the core of who he is. I'm incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere."

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