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UPDATE: MSNBC Fires Alec Baldwin For Homophobic Rant And Divalike Behavior

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Following the announcement that MSNBC had canceled Alec Baldwin’s six-week-old talk show after the furor over his most recent public use of antigay language, the actor spoke with website Gothamist and laid much of the blame for his dismissal on the hands of media watchdogs who’ve had their fill of his hasty apologies but continued use of homophobic slurs.

“But you’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy — Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they’re out there, they’ve got you,” he said. “Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.”

Ferraro, GLAAD’s VP of Communications, quickly released his own response:

I consider GLAAD’s campaigns to end the Boy Scout of America’s ban on gay scouts, raise national visibility of the violence and inequality facing transgender people, and battling for marriage equality to be among my ‘greatest triumphs.’ But if a teacher, coach, local radio show host, or parent realizes that anti-LGBT slurs are outdated and unacceptable because of this Baldwin issue, I guess we’ll call it a win. Alec Baldwin’s team has not been open to turning this incident into an opportunity for public education and that’s unfortunate.

We previously reported:

MSNBC has given Alec Baldwin the old heave-ho after the temperamental thespian’s homophobic rant against a paparazzo to whom he so warmly referred as a “cocksucking fag.”

According to Page Six, Baldwin’s obnoxious outburst was only partly to blame for his dismissal, as it turns out Ms. Alec is giving Mimi a run for her coins in the diva demands department:

Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray. When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f?-?-?k if she has cancer or not, I want that f?-?-?king makeup room.”

Sounds like working with charm itself. When reached for comment, Baldwin’s spokesman refused to acknowledge an actual “firing,” though he did concede that the show would not be coming back, while insisting that Baldwin “had questions on whether he wanted to continue.”

Those questions were more or less answered by the dismal ratings of Up Late with Alec Baldwin, his frequent public ragings and his apparent wig snatching at MSNBC. Well, now that he and Ann Coulter are BFFs, maybe Baldwin can find a home at Fox News. They’re a lot more tolerant of those kinds of shenanigans.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 26, 2013
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  • 31 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Where do these frickin’ Hollywood bast*rds get the idea that they are the Kings of the Mountain?? Maybe sh*t mountain, but they are no kings or queens when they kick their friends and admirers to the curb. Be gone with you, Alec, and the rest of your evil siblings!

      Nov 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      I saw this coming. I knew it was going to be bigger than people thought it actually would and damn — what a bitch!!!

      I just hope to never see this idiot again — not that I knew who he is to begin with.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      What a tit, you lost Billy, you were exposed repeatedly, you don’t get to stick your todger in the cake in front of everyone and pretend you not only did not do it, but also use your cake baking friend as proof you don’t stick it to an occasional gateaux.

      Don’t know where I got that from.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Alec Baldwin seems to need to go off by himself for a year to contemplate the misery he has caused.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      “I want that f*cking makeup room.”

      On the bright side, at least there’s nothing homophobic about THAT remark… not at all…

      Nov 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      Couldn’t happen to a more deserving jacka$$.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Republicans will have a field day with this…Thanks gays!!

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      He’s being bullied…..how interesting of the gays not to pick up on that…

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • northwest
      northwest

      Buh bye bigot!

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      If he’s claiming this had nothing to do with his latest outbursts and is being allowed to save face and act like he was part of this decision then I would say he has not learned anything from this. As usual, he will only lash out at others.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      She’s got no one to blame but herself.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      @balehead: @balehead: Go away Troll. Your puppy is dead.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @balehead: said…

      “He’s being bullied…..how interesting of the gays not to pick up on that…

      ____________________________

      You should be embarrassed for even trying that. When somebody attacks, somebody responding to that attack isn’t bullying. That is the same B.S. tactic that the right wingers have been trying for the last ten years. How sad you think that would work.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      I’d feel bad for him, but his lame “fathead” excuse made me cringe. Admit you used a homophobic slur. Admit that though consciously you’re not homophobic, you are of a certain generation that believed calling someone a fag/gay is the worst insult you can give a man. Apologize and try and better yourself.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      People who make bigoted comments are bigots. Baldwin is a bigot.

      Corporations which play footsie with the Putin regime during the Sochi Olympics are homophobic corporations. NBC/MSNBC/Comcast is the worst of them. NBC was aware of the progress of the Russian bigot law as early as 2006: “Human Rights Watch (HRW) notes that before Sochi was chosen for the 2014 games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other stakeholders, including American multinational sponsors of the Winter Olympics, as well as NBC Universal, which has the broadcast contract, carefully tracked the path of the legislation… .” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/how-olympic-sponsors-and_b_3731878.html

      Nov 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      I’d love to know why someone here flag me for something inappropriate when in fact I have said nothing inappropriate but in fact challenged or disagreed with conclusions made by others here. Is it really so easy to ‘block’ someone here just by clicking a button? No wonder Queerty is begging for bloggers.

      Nov 26, 2013 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag
      BlogShag

      @Dakotahgeo: They get that idea based on what people like you are willing to pay to see them do on the screen- lots of money…

      Nov 27, 2013 at 12:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag
      BlogShag

      They didn’t make it clear as to whether that was previously his make-up room, or whether he had any make-up room at all to begin with.

      Was the problem here is that he doesn’t have his own private make-up room? I would imagine he shared a make-up room with someone already and he didn’t have his own private make-up room. But I am not sure. it.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 12:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      @BlogShag: He didn’t want to share the shared makeup room. He’s a pig.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      Poor Alexis cried cause she didn’t get to do her JFK piece. So sad cause THAT story is so fresh.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70
      hotshot70

      he got what he deserved. Who’s the “fathead” now?

      Nov 27, 2013 at 2:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • glitterbang
      glitterbang

      He’s shat his bed……..now he must lie in it.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 5:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TampaBayTed
      TampaBayTed

      Just saw a late-night reruns of “Will and Grace.” In it, Alec plays Will’s shady employer. During the several episodes that played out, Alec gives a faux kiss to Will and is very aware of the “gayness” of his employee. Seems strange that Alec was comfortable in a role on a gay tv show and now he is the male Paula Deen. What happened Alec?

      Nov 27, 2013 at 5:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • devinjgray
      devinjgray

      I forgave this guy one too many times- I feel like a battered spouse.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 8:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      @TampaBayTed:

      I also don’t think Alec Baldwin is a conscious homophobe, but his behavior at times becomes homophobic, and he also can be a narcissistic diva and has serious anger management issues. Just recall how he ranted at his daughter, whom he clearly loves.

      He a walking, screaming, bellowing Roman candle, and he needs to get help. ASAP!

      Nov 27, 2013 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      He is a walking, screaming, bellowing Roman candle, and he needs to get help. ASAP!

      Nov 27, 2013 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @AuntieChrist: Who is Alexis?

      Nov 27, 2013 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @Bill Perdue: Alec Baldwin is not a bigot, r*cist, or hom*phobe. He has an anger management problem and uses the most hurtful words he can against anyone who makes the mistake of crossing his path. Wake up. It’s 2013, not the 80?s or even the 50?s. You need to change with the paradigm.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      So much evil on this site lately…..

      Nov 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      @balehead: You can massively cut down the evil quotient by going back under your bridge Troll.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @scotshot: I’d have more respect for his trolling if he was entertaining or even the least bit interesting.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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