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Anderson Cooper Responds To Alec Baldwin’s Latest Antigay Tirade: “So Ridiculous”

Yesterday, Alec Baldwin was caught on camera allegedly calling a photographer a “cocksucking fag.” Today, Anderson Cooper responded to the comments, calling Baldwin’s explanations for the incident “so ridiculous they are funny.”

Baldwin has denied using the f-word and instead claims he said “fathead.” In a tweet yesterday, the 55-year-old actor/professional tantrum thrower said: “Acoustic analysis proves the word is fathead. Fathead.”

He also insisted that he is not homophobic, claimed to have gay friends, accused TMZ of being out to “bury him,” and even went so far as to suggest he is the victim of an attack by conservatives.

We predicted the actor would release some sort of half-hearted apology and, sure enough, he has. This morning he tweeted: “Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c’sucker is an anti-gay epithet. In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary.”

And that’s when Anderson Cooper stepped in.

This morning, the silver fox tweeted: “Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?”

He then added: “Just read Alec Baldwin’s latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny.”

Another Twitter user argued that while Baldwin may be an “idiot,” he has the “right to say” whatever he wants.

Cooper replied: “I never suggested he had to apologize. He can say whatever he wants, but then why repeatedly lie about it afterwards?”

Baldwin and Cooper, of course, have a history of not getting along. In June, Baldwin called a British journalist a “toxic little queen.” He later apologized, but Anderson Cooper was still angry. “Why does#AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a ‘queen’ they would be vilified,” he tweeted at the time. Baldwin then accused Cooper of using him to gain more credibility with the gay community.

It remains to be seen how Baldwin will respond to Cooper’s latest dig. If he learned anything from last time, he’ll avoid his Twitter account and go into hiding for a while. But somehow we don’t think that’s going to happen.

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Nov 15, 2013
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  • 18 Comments
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      sigh… Love Anderson for that

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      To those twisted little fangirls coming in here and attacking people on Queerty for pushing Anderson Cooper to come out by repeatedly saying “What difference does it make if he’s out?”

      Well, this right here is an example.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Gee, I wish we were all so perfect like Anderson Cooper….

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Alec… Alec… Alec who?! Ohhh, THAT Alec! Anderson Cooper has more creds with every community than BaldwinBS ever will be… has been who never was!

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Why don’t we get over this obsessive need to make everybody grovel and apologize for every little perceived insult. Alec Baldwin may have had a regrettable outburst (who hasn’t?), but everybody despises the language police.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover

      Being a c*cksucker is a beautiful, wonderful thing. And something to take pride in, if you are any good at it! Should Rich Ferraro from GLAAD really be calling it an “anti-gay epithet”? Yeah, yeah, I know – “context” – but still.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Degas
      Degas

      The point is, Baldwin is a liberal and uses vile anti-gay language. If a conservative did the same, he/she would be crucified for it. Cooper astutely points that out. Baldwin is an angry, crass pig, and seems to have no problem spewing the words. Just man-up and own it. Coward.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • northwest
      northwest

      Anderson Cooper is right for calling out that vile, bigoted homophobe again. No more excuses for Baldwin.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Baldwin is not a homophobe, but some people are doing their best at trying to make him into one.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      @viveutvivas: “Some people are doing their best” – NOPE. Mr. Baldwin has no one to blame but his fat mouth. Don’t be surprised if people start calling you a homophobe after making repeated homophobic remarks. If he’d get his anger and mouth under control he wouldn’t be having these problems.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover

      @viveutvivas: Oh, he’s a homophobe at least in the psychological sense (fear/phobia about homosexuality). Not in the political sense that we’re used to thinking about nowadays. But since this stuff keeps happening with him over and over, he obviously has some personal, psychological issue with homophobia.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AnitaMann
      AnitaMann

      Look at the way he spoke to his daughter. You think he’s going to speak to strangers any better? Lousy parent. Lousy person.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      I’m still trying to figure out who this guy Alec is

      Nov 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sprocket
      sprocket

      @balehead:

      Wait. What?!?! Alec Baldwin uses homophobic language and Cooper calls him out on his hypocrisy…

      … and your immediate response is to hold Cooper to a standard of perfection?!?!?

      Nov 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lovetennis
      lovetennis

      Anderson is right that Baldwin’s defense is ridiculous. I’m a couple of years older than he is and everybody who was ever called a “c*cksucking fag” knew exactly what the epithet-thrower meant. And I can guarantee I never heard anyone say you’re a “c*cksucking fathead”. He can moan all he wants about being persecuted, but he needs to man up and admit what he said and never do it again.

      Nov 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bumper
      Bumper

      I feel certain Baldwin is no homophobe and Cooper is just being an opportunist. I like both of these guys. Get over it. Its no big deal!

      Nov 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      @balehead…well girl, statments like that hinder your progress.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dre23222
      dre23222

      I don’t think Baldwin is a homophobe, but he needs to be called out on his actions which is wrong most times. I think he just get heated at times and just lash out.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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