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Alec Baldwin Apologizes For Using Homophobic Language Against Reporter

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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.”

On:           Jun 28, 2013
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    • Dionte

      I don’t believe you.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben Dover

      Come on… I know one of you out there will register the Queerty screen name, Toxic Little Queen… you know you gotta do it!

      Jun 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      Alec Baldwin homophobic? Nonsense. He’s a bonafide Hollywood liberal democrat. You know, the people who give us those popular images of creepy gay men like HBO’s recent, “Candelabra in Your Behind”.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio

      He was advised to attack George Stack? What?

      Jun 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69

      I’m gay, and I have called people I dislike “Mary” or “Prissy little Queer” or “Randy, Bogus, Oriental, Old Queen” ect. in a derogatory fashion. Of course they deserved it and I was probably unknowingly giving them a backhanded compliment. So , while I realize these comments are looked down upon and should be, I’m not going to subscribe that when these non PC things are said in the heat of anger that it means that whoever is saying it is a total homophobe, unless they totally are all the time. It also helps though that I think Alec Baldwin (even in his middle age) is a cutie!

      Jun 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile

      “I’d put my foot up your fucking [c*nt], [Georgina] Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,”

      Now imagine the outrage.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JasonBrownUK

      I don’t find ‘queen’ offensive. To be honest, I’ve only known gay men to say it to one another, so when a straight guy says it, I get a giggle out of it. We all know that there are other words, one in particular, that he could have said which would have been far more offensive.
      And besides, George Stark works for the Daily Fail, a British tabloid notorious for being run by a bunch of dickheads, who write homophobic articles, so good on Mr Baldwin for throwing it back at them.

      Jun 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Hlavac

      The tolerance & decency of liberal Democratic actors is amazing —

      Jun 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ToxicLittleQueen

      Done and done.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 1:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      Oh for goodness sake, he apologized and he HAS worked for LGBT rights.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 2:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iMort

      I remember when he was thin and super cute. Now he is just a fat ugly old has been. Patrick Stewart on the other hand is still totally hot.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mramseymd

      He apologized, and I forgive him. That doesn’t mean it’s OK. For the record, I think Alec Baldwin would be just as likely to kill a heterosexual as a homosexual if they pissed him off to his face. This man has some serious anger issues. He needs a therapist, a psychiatrist, and medication.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shanestud

      Too bad Mel Gibson didn’t use Baldwin’s attempt to diminish his hate remarks by saying “Look I work with Jews, my best friends at the studios who green light my film are Jews as well as many of my neighbours here in Beverly Hills”
      Baldwin lashes out at a gay journalist by calling him a queen (that he would like to sodomize with his foot) and gets a pass from the community. Poor ole’ Paula Deen used the “n” word and now she’s destroyed – her TV series cancelled, all her sponsors have abandoned her and stores are taking her books and products off their shelves. So I guess the new rule of thumb is that’s it’s all right to call a gay person a “toxic queen” but maybe (unless you’re a gay community friendly celebrity) you can’t use call anyone a faggot? Just made sure you’ve turned up a couple of LGBT fund raisers in the past and all will be forgiven.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy

      What this shows is that you can use racial, homophobic, sexist, and bigoted terms as long as you say you are a liberal, otherwise you are crucified (justifiably)

      Jun 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      @Jim Hlavac: Nice soundbite. Alec may be and likely is an ass, but at least he doesn’t vote for people who think I should have fewer rights than they do.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vinaregglia

      Totally no big deal. It’s about intent. Alec is not homophobic. Anger can be irrational.
      When I called my brother a dooty-head for eating the last piece of pizza I didn’t think he had dooty in his head.

      I lost count how many times my mother called me a little b@[email protected]

      Jun 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy0529

      What? Really?…..Stop looking for shit, this is nonsense.

      Jun 29, 2013 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilberforce

      Baldwin has always had anger issues.

      Jun 30, 2013 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gorecky

      I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 to 85 per/h. Without a doubt this is the easiest and most financially rewarding job I’ve ever had. I actually started 6 months ago and this has totally changed my life. Here’s what I do Going1.C0M

      Jun 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      The Daily Mail is very homophobic and Alec Baldwin was just throwing it back at them…sorry no one got it….

      Jun 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      I might be wrong, but isn’t this the 2nd time he’s had an altercation with someone and then hurl the “queen” insult at them? I don’t think he’s homophobic, but if each time you get mad, the insult you resort to is “queen”, you’ve got to check yourself.

      Jun 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack512

      Alec clearly has anger issues. However, in anger what comes out of the mouth is what the person really believes, but in less stressful times holds in check.

      Jun 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SoThenWhatHappened

      Except he never said anything homophobic. George Stack is a toxic little queen.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      That’s right..Gays never use these words….All the “Toxic Little Queens” on here being hypocrites….

      Jul 1, 2013 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy

      As Anderson Cooper (who gay men seem to love because of his looks) posted on his Twitter account: “Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a “queen” they would be vilified.” Anderson Cooper needs to know that hypocrisy is ok.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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