Alec Baldwin Apologizes for Homophobic Rant

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alec baldwinAlec Baldwin is not sorry he attacked a Daily Mail reporter George Stark for claiming his wife, Hilaria Thomas, was tweeting through James Gandolfini's funeral. But he is sorry his rant sounded so homophobic. Baldwin sent the gay community an apology through a letter to GLAAD, which they published on their website last night. He wants to make it clear: He hates George Stark for attacking his wife, not for being gay. Here's his statement.

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. 

GLAAD spokeman Rich Ferraro replied to Alec Baldwin's letter, mentioning that there were 11 acts of violence against gay men in New York City just last month, so it's important that Baldwin publicly reinforce his "support for the community and LGBT equality." GLAAD also encouraged Baldwin to take "other visible actions" to fight homophobia. In other words, Alec honey, that's a real nice apology, but you're not done yet.

Do you think Alec Baldwin owes Stark an apology, too, or just the gay community?

 

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nonmember avatar damien

i say the n word but im not racist..i say homophobic stuff but im not a homophobe...another day in the life of alec baldwin

nonmember avatar Beth

oh so now the stir thinks it was homophobic and wrong.my my my.how different 12 hours is!!.the stir licks celeb boots almost as much as GLAAD

Elaine Cox

But it wasnt homophobic last night.LAST NIGHT IT WAS "JUSTIFIED"

Venae Venae

Alec Baldwin.....It's just the way he is.......


That "star witness" for Trayvon.....it's just the way she is.......


Paula Deen......she's awful, should never walk the streets again...how dare she speak those words - even if it was over 20 years ago.


 


 

Brain... BrainyMommy

Will Food Network be dropping him?

sassy... sassykat122

It is baffling that this blogger has vilified Paula Deen this week but Alec Baldwin is being given a pass comparetively. Can someone tell me why Paula Deen has been hung out to dry but Baldwin not so much?

Happy... Happydad73

@sassykat



Because Baldwin is a star liberal, he can verbally abuse his children, make racist comments and make homiphobic comments and ALWAYS get a pass. That's how it works. Ifyou wear the same stripes as the vast majority of the media writers you get your card stamped and get sent on your way.

sassy... sassykat122

HAPPY... And i am middle of the road. I go based on the issue. So i'm not giving paula a free pass. But charlie sheen anyone? He called chuck lorre horrible names based on his jewish heritage and yet there he is still working. What? Because Deen is white and southern she is the devil? Baldwin has consistently spewed toxic verbal waste but he continues to get work. I don't believe anyone should lose their livelihood... So people who are crucifying Deen need to take a step back

Carol DeRenzo Pearson

Sorry folks, but you're all wrong.  The reason Mr. Baldwin can get away with all this crap is because he's got a dick.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Here's a new perspective: Baldwin should not apologize. Deen should not apologize. Sheen should not apologize. If they said what they meant, and they truly feel the way they said, then they need to embrace that position and take a stand. Even if the world thinks they're wrong.


I'm so sick and tired of everybody having such a damned thin skin, and not being able to be "offended" with grace. Nowhere does it say that you shall pass through this life without being offended, insulted, or God forbid, disliked. And somewhere in this world, people are going to insult you. They're going to dislike you. They're going to offend you. And you know what? You...will...live. Amazing, isn't it? You might suffer a little discomfort. Get over it.


And those people who regularly insult? Ignore them. Being ignored, to a celebrity, is worse than anything else that could happen to them... including death. In death, they even receive publicity. Ignore them and their career is over. Maybe that's what they need.


If one or more of those people truly misspoke, or truly said something they didn't mean (because we all do it), then it should be left to them to come forward, on their own, and apologize of their own accord. All of these "demanded" apologies mean nothing. They are simply a way for the "offended" party to gain publicity at the expense of someone else.

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