Morgan received widespread criticism after he made several anti-gay comments during a recent performance in Tennessee. However, Rock was quick to defend the 30 Rock star on Twitter.
Rock has now released a second statement explaining that he had misunderstood the tone of Morgan's comments when he originally heard about the controversy.
"Tracy Morgan is a tad off. We all know that so when Tracy says something I usually don't take it any more serious than I would a statement from Gary Busey or Flavor Flav," Rock tweeted yesterday.
"When I first heard the statement I though it was offensive but it also reminded me of my father saying I'll kill you if you ever bring home a white girl," Rock explained. "But after reading everything Tracy said, wow I get it that s**t wasn't called for and I don't support it at all."
"Now can I please go to the Tony Awards without getting my ass kicked?" the comedian added.
Morgan has since apologised for his comments, and insists that he is an "equal opportunities jokester".
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