Alec Baldwin Axed By MSNBC

Two weeks after the former 30 Rock star was suspended for using an anti-gay slur

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Update: Baldwin told Gothamist that he disputes “half the comment” he made that originally got him in trouble.

MSNBC has canceled Alec Baldwin’s weekly talk show after the actor was suspended two weeks ago for using an anti-gay slur in a confrontation with the paparazzi.

In a statement, MSNBC said the decision was “a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”

Up Late with Alec Baldwin aired just five episodes before being taken off the air, and viewership for its most recent two airings dropped sharpy, the Associated Press reports.

The 30 Rock star lost his temper during an encounter with a photographer in New York City and called the man an anti-gay slur, which he later denied knowing was offensive to gays.