Actor Alec Baldwin has issued an official apology for using a homophobic slur to describe a British reporter and threatened a violent act against him for writing that Baldwin’s wife Hilaria Thomas had tweeted about wedding presents and TV appearances during James Gandolfini’s funeral on Thursday. Baldwin has insisted that Thomas’ tweets were sent after the service had ended.
“I’d put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” Baldwin’s tweet read.
“I’m gonna find you George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna fuck you… up,” he continued.
Baldwin, a longtime suporter of LGBT equality who played a gay character in the 2012 musical Rock of Ages, wrote the following apology to GLAAD:
“My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation. My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize.
I have worked, periodically, with numerous marriage equality organizations, especially over the past couple of years, to achieve the very rights that gay couples are earning by recent court decisions. I would not advocate violence against someone for being gay and I hope that my friends at GLAAD and the gay community understand that my attack on Mr. Stark in no way was the result of homophobia.
Many Thanks, Alec Baldwin.”