Alec Baldwin Catches Heat for Anti-Gay SlurBy: Erika Watts - November 16, 2013
In other not-so-surprising news, Alec Baldwin said something offensive. Again. And a day after his most recent temper tantrum, MSNBC suspended Baldwin’s late night show for at least two weeks. Baldwin referred to a photographer as a “c***sucking fag**t” on Thursday, a comment he at first denied and threatened to sue for, but has since apologized for making.
Just in case your memory is a little fuzzy when it comes to Baldwin’s potty mouth, here are a few incidents he has gotten a lot of well-deserved flak for over the past couple of years. Earlier this year, he got mad when someone accused his wife of tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. His response? “I’m gonna find you . . . you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f–k . . . you . . . up.” And then there was the time he said that all paparazzi should be waterboarded. And we certainly can’t forget the time he was caught calling his 11-year-old daughter a “pig.”
So, yeah, Alec Baldwin has spent more time than the average celebrity apologizing for his rather insensitive comments and temper tantrums. As such, the news of him uttering an anti-gay slur isn’t overwhelmingly surprising.
TMZ broke the news of Baldwin’s anti-gay slur and shared a video of Baldwin’s comments, which he was pretty ticked off about and even threatened to sue them on Twitter. Baldwin at first said that he called the photographer a “fathead.” A “c***sucking fathead.” Yeah, right.
According to the New York Daily News, Baldwin later admitted to making the comments on Twitter and said, “I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary,” but he has since deleted the post from his Twitter account.
MSNBC released a statement from Baldwin where he made a full apology:
“I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have–and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support.”
A day after folks caught wind of Baldwin’s comment, MSNBC suspended Up Late With Alec Baldwin for two weeks–it will return on November 29. No explanation for the suspension was provided, but most assume it had to do with his choice of words.[Image via YouTube]