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.”

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  • Dionte

    I don’t believe you.

  • 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!

  • 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”.

  • Fidelio

    He was advised to attack George Stack? What?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jim Hlavac

    The tolerance & decency of liberal Democratic actors is amazing —

  • ToxicLittleQueen

    Done and done.

  • DarkZephyr

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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 [email protected][email protected]

  • andy0529

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

  • Wilberforce

    Baldwin has always had anger issues.

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  • balehead

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SoThenWhatHappened

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

  • balehead

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

  • 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.

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