No one will be Up Late With Alec Baldwin any more. Both MSNBC and Baldwin have confirmed to the media that the late night talk show has been cancelled. The show was initially suspended for two weeks following a gay slur he purportedly made to a photographer.
Alec Baldwin claimed he didn’t use the anti-gay slur, blaming the accusation on unclear audio. He issued an apology via the MSNBC website just the same.
“I would like to address the comments I made this past week.
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. I understand “Up Late” will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.
I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc – both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology.”
Whether or not Baldwin’s apology was a case of too little, too late, or the network’s solid stance on political correctness, the 30 Rock star is now a man without a show. Fortunately he has that pretty wife and new baby to occupy his newly acquired free time.
No comment from the channel yet. RT @mlcalderone: MSNBC's fired Alec Baldwin, per @HeadlineJohnson http://t.co/57gG2CgN7x
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 26, 2013
Do you think MSNBC was too harsh in canceling Alec Baldwin’s late night talk show or do you believe they acted appropriately? Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman will likely have a field day with this one.
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