These are photos of Alec Baldwin on Saturday morning while making nice with the media outside his NYC apartment. Alec was leaving town with Hilaria for the Hamptons, and it’s almost hilarious (get it?) to see Alec kissing paparazzi ass while he tries yet again to repair his ragey image. On Friday, I discussed Alec’s latest explosion that culminated in a self-righteous Twitter rant (and ultimate deletion of his Twitter account) as Alec promised to “f— up” journalist George Stark of the Daily Mail, who had written an article about how Hilaria had allegedly tweeted from within the funeral of James Gandolfini.
It must be noted that the original article has mysteriously disappeared from the Mail’s site, but that doesn’t in any way excuse Alec’s turn of words while unleashing his anger. Among other things, Alec called Stark a “toxic little queen” and a “f—ing little bitch,” before adding that he’d put his foot up Stark’s “f—ing ass” if only he wasn’t certain that Stark would “dig it too much.” Wow, anti-gay rhetoric much?
In the aftermath of the outrage spurred on by his latest temper tantrum, Alec has insisted that he loves gay people and (of course) has many gay friends; and he explains that if he hated gay people, he wouldn’t bother to live in NYC at all. Conveniently and to cover all bases, Alec also made a statement to GLAAD:
Yesterday, actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter using anti-gay slurs in response to a Daily Mail piece regarding his wife.
Following outreach earlier today, Alec Baldwin wrote the following 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.”
This evening GLAAD Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro replied to the apology sent to GLAAD:
“Alec Baldwin is making it clear that the intent behind his tweets does not excuse his language, especially at a time when there were 11 incidents of violence against gay men in New York City just last month. As we all work to end such senseless acts of violence, allies like Baldwin are right to use these moments to reinforce support for the community and LGBT equality.”
His words yesterday do not match his history of actively supporting LGBT equality. While Alec’s apology is a first step, this should not be the end of the dialogue. There are now other visible actions that he should take to fight anti-gay violence and GLAAD looks forward to working with him.
GLAAD also goes on to add that Alec has previously contributed his voice to a Fight Back NY campaign that encouraged marriage equality. There’s also the matter of Alec playing a gay character in a 2006 stage version of Entertaining Mr. Sloane plus a guest role on “Will & Grace.” Sigh. All of these actions really mean nothing if Alec’s true feelings are so easily revealed when he blows his stack, and I’m harboring a theory that anger is like alcohol where Alec is concerned. You know how people say that alcohol tends to reveal one’s true personality and beliefs? That’s the effect that anger has upon Alec Baldwin.
Here are photos of Alex with Hilaria at The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin premiere on Friday evening. One can be sure that Hilaria will now be watching her tweeting timestamps like a hawk while attending public events.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN