Alec Baldwin Says He Definitely Didn’t Use a Homophobic Slur

But can't say what word he pulled out of his vocabulary after the alleged epithet

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After MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin’s “Up Late,” the actor addressed the incident in a blog post Sunday, denying “with complete confidence” that he used any homophobic slur  during a run-in with media last week and defended his longstanding support for gay rights.

“I never used the word f*****t in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me,” Baldwin writes. He follows it up with: “What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear.” Hmmm…

The 55-year-old star also hinted at the uncertain fate of his show, writing “whether the show comes back is at issue right now.”

Baldwin’s daughter Ireland took to Twitter to defend her father’s reputation Saturday night. She explained he’s not a racist or homophobic, but instead copes with anger issues.

[The Huffington Post]

7 comments
GlennHopps
GlennHopps

Odd that Time, which has no problem likening fat people to elephants, would have any issue with Mr. Baldwin's comments, unless Time only condones bullying some people based on their physical appearance and not on their sexual preference. Maybe someone at Time magazine can clarify their position on bullying and discrimination.

StanChaz1
StanChaz1

So what if Alec Baldwin lost his temper and mis-spoke? We ALL do ---when we're pushed too hard. Alec's life and work shows that he is not a bigot, and he apologized for his words, which were said in the heat of the moment. Famous people, and especially their families, have a right to privacy, if that's what they want. They should not be penalized for being extraordinary, or special, or for living in our city! Sure, people are curious about them, but that does not give anyone the right to ruin their lives, or provoke them, or constantly harass them. We might still have a Princess Diana, it proper privacy laws were in place, and enforced. Alec: too many people appreciate your artistic work and your progressive efforts to have you quit in disgust. Please reconsider. We need MORE people like you, not less! We are lucky and proud to have you as a part of this vibrant and diverse city. Fox News, the New York Post, and others should be ashamed of what they do, in an effort to make money at your expense. They would LOVE to silence your progressive voice. Alec, don't knuckle under to their taunts and provocations and harassment. Stay the course. Stay strong.

sfitzgeraldva
sfitzgeraldva

Alec, just admit it . And is this the same daughter who leaked his phone messages years ago where he called her "a little pig" and threatened to "straighten her ass out"? He's a bully and a homophobe with an out of control temper and sense of entitlement. Gross.

vstillwell
vstillwell

This stuff is getting ridiculous. Seriously, how many people are perfect? 

GlennHopps
GlennHopps

@StanChaz1 -would you feel the same way if Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity did the same exact thing?