A somber Tracy Morgan appeared at a brief press conference in Nashville today, which was organized by GLAAD. It took place shortly after the actor met with local gay activists, including Kevin Rogers, whose Facebook account of Morgan’s Nashville standup act featuring anti-gay jokes created a media firestorm 10 days ago. Here is an excerpt from Morgan’s statement: “I want to apologize to my friends, and my family and my fans and everyone in every community who were offended with this. I didn’t mean it. … I don’t have a hateful bone in my body. I don’t believe that anyone should be bullied or just made to feel bad about who they are. I totally feel that, in my heart, I really don’t care who you love, same-sex or not, as long as you have the ability to love. … To err is human, to forgive is divine. … Thank you everybody for forgiving me.” Here’s the video: