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 But if a teacher, coach, local radio show host, or parent realizes that anti-LGBT slurs are outdated and unacceptable because of this Baldwin issue, I guess we’ll call it a win.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.
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!
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.
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.
Alec Baldwin seems to need to go off by himself for a year to contemplate the misery he has caused.
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…
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving jacka$$.
Republicans will have a field day with this…Thanks gays!!
He’s being bullied…..how interesting of the gays not to pick up on that…
Buh bye bigot!
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.
She’s got no one to blame but herself.
@balehead: @balehead: Go away Troll. Your puppy is dead.
“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.
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.
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
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.
@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…
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.
@BlogShag: He didn’t want to share the shared makeup room. He’s a pig.
Poor Alexis cried cause she didn’t get to do her JFK piece. So sad cause THAT story is so fresh.
he got what he deserved. Who’s the “fathead” now?
He’s shat his bed……..now he must lie in it.
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?
I forgave this guy one too many times- I feel like a battered spouse.
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!
He is a walking, screaming, bellowing Roman candle, and he needs to get help. ASAP!
@AuntieChrist: Who is Alexis?
@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.
So much evil on this site lately…..
@balehead: You can massively cut down the evil quotient by going back under your bridge Troll.
@scotshot: I’d have more respect for his trolling if he was entertaining or even the least bit interesting.
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