MSNBC Pulls Two Episodes of Alec Baldwin’s Show

Late-night host suspended after using anti-gay slurs in an altercation with media

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This July 22, 2013 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwin at the premiere of "Blue Jasmine" in New York.

MSNBC temporarily suspended Alec Baldwin’s late-night show after the actor was filmed using a homophobic slur during a run-in Thursday with a photographer.

Baldwin testified this week against actress Genevieve Sabourin, who was sentenced to six months in jail for stalking the actor over a two-year period. During a media scrum, Baldwin also called one reporter “dumb,” Variety reports.

The late show host issued an apology on MSNBC’s website, writing that he was trying to protect his family and, “Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand ‘Up Late’ will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.”