Alec Baldwin apologizes to GLAAD for anti-gay slurs in latest Twitter rant

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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:

Alec Baldwin

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.

[From GLAAD]

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.

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Alec Baldwin

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  1. Gabby says:

    How many times can this man unleash his inner douchey beast/ rage monster and apologize with no repercussions? I would like to see the equivalent of what happened to Paula Deen happen to him. I hate these double standards and Baldwin should get no free pass for his reoccurring habit of using homophobic slurs. Disgusting.

    • MrsB says:

      Exactly. I cannot understand why he’s not receiving more backlash from this?

      Also I’m so confused as to why GLAAD would defend him? Really I don’t get it at all.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      +1 to both comments above. It’s a recurring pattern, and obviously how he really feels.

    • Valerie says:

      I may get hate for this but this is how I feel: I don’t think in any way shape or form that a “gay slur” such as the F word can even begin to compare to the N word.
      Why?
      Because of its history.
      I hate the whole “gay is the new black” thing, it’s so insulting and in so many different ways.
      Don’t even let me start on the VRA…

      • Danskins says:

        +1 @Valerie

        And I don’t want to get all political since this is a celeb gossip site but I will say it’s kinda funny how some are still outraged over the Paula Deen situation when the VRA outcome is far more damaging and disturbing.

      • Kim1 says:

        Well as a Black person I disagree fa**ot is just as offensive as ni**er.Just because the racial slur has been around longer doesn’t negate or minimize the offensiveness of gay slur.Yes ni**er was used by bigots as they beat and lynched Blacks.Well fa**ot is also used by bigots who beat and kill
        Gays.Mark Carson was called fa**ot
        when he was killed in Greenwich
        Village weeks ago.Full disclosure my Best Friend was almost beaten to death while being gay slurs so I am bias. I’m on my phone and having trouble typing this comment Hate is hate.

        best friend was almost beaten to
        death while being called fa**ot so I
        am biased.Bigotry /violence

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        The f-word is pretty terrible and disgusting IMO.

        It makes me shudder just as much as the n-word does.

        ….. but I don’t think the word “queen” is the same?
        I’m ok with being wrong on this-feel free to educate me.
        All I know is people use the word “queen” on this site all the time, whereas I’ve never seen the f-word, as I assume anyone that would try to use it wouldn’t get past the mods.

      • MrsB says:

        To me, it’s not about which slur is more offensive. Anytime you use a slur it’s bad, but what bothers me more is the attitude of the person. Anytime somebody spews hate towards any group of people, which Baldwin was CLEARLY doing, it’s all equally disgusting. No matter which group it is.

      • dena says:

        Valerie, I agree with you, and thank you for stating it. I don’t have a problem with gay couples pushing for equal rights and recognition under the law. However, the gay rights struggle, IMO, does not (in way shape or form) have the same history or historical weight as the history of slavery. And it pisses me off that it’s “marketed” that way.

        Soap box, please:

        Twenty Africans were brought to the United States of America in 1619 abroad a Dutch ship. From that point up until about the 1760s blacks/Africans were in quasi-slavery. It was not yet perpetual. However, they were not free and they were not quite slaves. It was not until the Punch case in the 1760s that slavery became perpetual. John Punch, a black man, attempted to run away from “the master” with two white men (they were tired of working for The Man). They were all captured. The two white men received extended sentences on their indenture (one was additionally whipped and put into stocks). John Punch was whipped, had the letter “R” branded into his hand for runaway and was sentenced for life. With that case, perpetual slavery began.

        In terms of women, there were interracial relationships. White women were having children with black men, who were quasi slave-quasi indentured. However, in the 1700s around the time of the Punch case (and perhaps emanating from the Punch case), the status of the child began to follow the status of the mother. So, as black women were enslaved, so were their children (despite the fact that the slave owner was some of their daddies). By the way, special trenches were dug for women with extended pregnant bellies to lay face down in order to protect the property being carried in the womb when she was being beat with a whip.

        Now, factor in the Middle Passage (where hundreds of thousands or perhaps millions of Africans died), the owning and selling of individuals, breaking up families, and the physical/emotional/psychological terror visited on the slave population and the emotional/psychological impact it has had on black families (and America’s inability to deal with that). Factor in the very brief period of Reconstruction, where in truth, only a handful of former slaves or freedmen benefited (and a lot of black men were pressed into private prisons and chain gangs—further having their labor and their freedom stolen from them.) Then, of course, that was followed by DECADES of Jim Crow and separate but equal. As soon as that wall came down, you had politicians and individual citizens trying to immediately put the status quo back in place (i.e., Sundown Towns, redlining, school busing, etc.)

        So . . . given all of that . . . what are we talking . . . let me see . . . let me see . . . 1619 until 1965-8ish . . . and that’s just up to Martin Luther King’s assassination. So, doing the math, we are talking about at least 350 years of physical, emotional, and psychological damage and trauma and brutality.

        Slavery and Jim Crow were not closeted. They weren’t hidden in underground cafes. They were the law and they were reified by the law.

        Peace.

      • Kim1 says:

        My comment was about fa**ot not queen the term Baldwin used I was replying to @Valerie comment when she mentioned F word

      • Lillith says:

        Valerie.

        I completely agree. That whole “gay is the new black” crap is the most offensive thing. Do people think? It assumes that black peopke have arrived at some kind of Promise Land or that their situation is even marginally better than that of gays. Total nonsense. I have a friend who has to anglicisize her name to even get into the job interview, I doubt she would appreciate her situation being minimised with stupid slogans.

        No other Cause has piggy backed another like the Gays have the Blacks. Feminists didnt ride on the Jewish Cause. Nor did the Blacks ride against the Women. Hispanic immigrants havent tried to diminish Black issues to gain attention. Because these groups recognise that while Human Rights are indivisible, certain Advocacy strategies can serve to diminish another groups issues in the public mind. And then we all lose.

        Oh and for those trumpeting that Alec would have suffered repurcussions if he had uttered a gay slur, think again. Just last year he was tossing racial epithets at a NYPost photographer, in the presence of witnesses. There was ZERO backlash. Infact going by comments he probably gained fans. But Gay is the new Black, so who cares right?

      • June says:

        +million – I remember Elton John’s partner David Furnish comparing gay hate to racism *eyeroll*

      • MorganM says:

        I think it is selfish and self-absorbed for any minority group to claim they “have it worse” than some other minority group.

      • MorganM says:

        Gays have been murdered and lynched the same way blacks have been. They’ve had to hide and even been denied the right to marry each other.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “No other Cause has piggy backed another like the Gays have the Blacks”

        Are you effin’ kidding me? Now people are acting like they have some sort of exclusive ownership over discrimination?

        Sorry your friend had to “Anglicize” her name. BTW, this is exactly what my white-as-a-sheet non-Jewish Lithuanian grandparents had to do when they came to Ellis Island. They did it because they were dirt-poor potato farmer immigrants who knew they needed to change their name to get an effin’ job. It sucked they had to do that but it is NOT WORSE than having to HIDE your sexuality from the public (as if it’s something to be ashamed of) to be a teacher, marine, Boy Scouts leader, anything really. To pretend you’re someone you’re NOT in order to be accepted by society. Yeah, that SUCKS. Sorry some people don’t get that….

        I can’t even believe that people are making “Who Is More Oppressed” into a contest. WTF.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Anti-miscegenation laws were repealed in 1967. People have been fighting for the right for gays to get married since the beginning of time and those of us who care are STILL fighting. Come on. I’m a sympathetic supporter of black people-I’ll fight for it because I’m 100% aware that racism is still alive and well in this country, but I can’t get behind the notion that gay people somehow have it easier. It’s inaccurate and unfair and really, just counter-productive. We need to collectively fight for each other-women, minorities, gays…

        Arguing over who wins the prize of Most Discriminated Against is what the racists/homophobes/misogynists GUN for. They want that. If we form a united front and show them that ANY sort of discrimination is NOT ok, then that’s how we win.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Every once in a while I’ll stumble on Bossip. Because I don’t learn, I’ll take a peek at the coments section–woof. Ugh. SO much homophobia and misogyny there, it is beyond disgraceful, vulgar, hateful, uninformed… I can barely verbalize, but even though a particular post went up two months ago, I still had to post a few home truths about the wretchedness of that mindset. I don’t understand their attitudes towards LGBT people and black women or the ways in which they’ll rend the universe in twain to find a way to get any subject to turn into a little hate rally. They’re a creative bunch of filth-slingers. And if a black woman has any gay friends–end of days. The most charitable ways of defining those people is by calling them ‘n-word bitches’ and ‘f-word deviants’. It’s maddening. It always goes to the default bestiality and pedophilia non-argument because homophobes are obsessed with telling themselves that gays are obsessed with bestiality. Utter garbage and so backwards. I’m not even going to start in on the conspiracy theories but nonetheless, there are a lot of certifiables there. You almost go numb

    • Stef Leppard says:

      The difference is that Paula did more than use the N-word. She degraded her black employees with her words and actions toward them. She and her brother are also accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. That’s why Paula Deen is being dropped by everyone.

      While I’m not condoning Alec’s words, if he has worked with the gay community in the past, then I think that he for the most part support that community. He’s just not a nice person and really likes to go whole hog when he’s insulting people. He called his own daughter a “selfish little pig” after all.

      • Sixer says:

        Not that I want to stick up for this guy because I think he’s a prize see you next Tuesday, but I’m inclined to agree.

        I think he’s probably got a temper/insult problem rather than a gay problem. Not that it’s any excuse, really, in the end.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      Yep. I said right from the beginning, Paula’s backlash was partly because she is a woman. It’s time to hold men’s feet to the fire in the same way.

    • karen says:

      He needs help. Professional help.

  2. RottenFlower says:

    Out of random, morbid curiosity: How is this Baldwin brother not being vilified for this? Isn’t it as bad/worse than Paula Deen, who is losing endorsements & money hand over fist?

    I’m not trying to be snarky, either; it’s a legit question.

    • pwal says:

      I have a theory.

      I think that despite the immense amount of attention Baldwin gets whenever he fcuks up privately/publicly, when it comes to his professional work, he’s an ensemble player, or in other words, he’s not that powerful. He may be attached to a project, but it’s likely that the writers, director, supporting cast, or production company will likely benefit from the collaboration much more than Baldwin.

      Paula Deen was the face of her empire and she had power. Yes, the Food Network and her publishers benefitted from her presence, but Paula was and will likely remain the star, hence the pile-on to insure that she doesn’t reclaim the star power she once had.

      HW is happiest when the maximum amount of people profit from an individual’s work and the individual gets the tiniest cut. Baldwin is content with his cut, therefore he will continue to work and HW will continue to look the other way. Just look at Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. The actors, studios, producers are the ones who benefited from the collaboration, whereas, back in the day, Allen and Polanski overshadowed the acting talent and the money men, and ultimately, had the power. They don’t anymore, due to scandal, but they still get to play, since many other profit.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        REALLY interesting theory. Lots of things I never thought about described here….

      • dena says:

        PWAL:

        That’s a great theory. Up until you shared it, I couldn’t fathom why studios would keep him around. I am not a big TV watcher. However, with the incident with his own kid and his notorious bad/short temper, I thought to myself “let me see why he is being tolerated.” I watched that Liz Lemon show (30 Rock?) and didn’t think it nor he were funny or even satirical. But you’ve put a good spin on the situation. I understand it but I don’t support it. It’s business. It’s money. People get fuzzy ethics and morals when it comes to that–especially when they aren’t being maligned.

      • Thiajoka says:

        I definitely think that’s what is going on. Well put!

  3. Tifygodess24 says:

    So what the media has shown me this week is as long as your hateful slurs are against gays it’s ok and there’s no outrage. ( and this isn’t his first time either )

    • lisa says:

      ita, i think all name callers should be treated the same, as soon as people start justifying which word is worse, you are giving people tacit permission to use some slurs

    • Agnetha says:

      It sure isn’t his first time and it won’t be his last. what makes me sick is that people will continue to give him a free pass time after time.

      Alec seems super hateful towards gay people, I wonder if he has repressed feelings or issues to clear up in this regard? I have found that a lot of people who like to hate on homosexuals later end up being gay.

      With a new baby coming Alec needs to get some help for his anger issues. Hope he isn’t abusing Hilaria yet.

  4. cubfan34 says:

    If your going to throw Paula Deen under the bus you should toss this creep with her.

    This guy has it right.

    http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/06/29/you-are-worthless-alec-baldwin/

  5. lisa2 says:

    I think Alex is a time bomb. Always has been. I saw a comment that really did hit on the difference.

    Alec does not have endorsements that he will lose because of his comments. He is not on a TV show at the moment that could be cancelled. And he has never been portrayed as a person who is a role model. As that comment put it: He was not held up as the Grandma type that gives you recipes.

    People turn away because he is Alec from 30 Rock and they like his commercial and his SNL appearances.

    I don’t understand the public or how they decide who to hate and who to forgive. I see the same regarding comments here. Some get passes others not so much.

    • DiamondGirl says:

      Yes, he does – Capital One.

      • pwal says:

        Capital One, that has Vikings as recurring characters- where the Viking women and children have as much unsightly body hair as Baldwin himself?

        It’s interesting that people who are descendents of Vikings don’t object to the depiction.

      • lisa2 says:

        It is interesting how some name calling is acceptable. But when it comes to race and sexual orientation the gloves come off. Women call each other the most vile names. But if it is on blog or in comedy all is just fine. Because it was funny or it is a gossip site.

        As a person of color I was not mad at Paula for using the N word all those years ago. The media is clouding that issue. Paula lost her endorsements because of the other things in her deposition and the pattern of behavior displayed after that incident. That is why her sponsors bailed. And while I find her behavior wrong. I don’t think she should lose everything.

        adding to my comment above, Alec won’t lose his Capital One endorsement unless they think it will cost them money to keep him. After all it is a commercial. Not the same as the product marketing that goes with Paula Dean; who is also a Brand. Alec is an actor doing commercials for a product. That in a few years will in all likely hood drop him and get someone else. Not exactly the same as Paul Dean on that front.

        but he has a serious problem, and his wife should think about what her future is going to be.

  6. Dedrie says:

    Speaks with forked tongue, black-hearted creep who hates whom he hates and is proud of his upper elite brainer thought situation to call evil people out.. the slur just slipped out naturally with evil people that displease me because they are jealous and vindictive and want me to lose my temper.. not my fault.. I’m a living flesh actor we emote our feelings honestly yet actually differently.. as there is symbolic meaning referenced in our speaking.. so we mean no harm.. tee hee.. good people.. we always are..

  7. Inconceivable! says:

    If I recall correctly, a few months ago he called a paparazzi following him a “coon”. Yet another instance of no repercussions on this powerful Hollywood personality.
    Isn’t it cliché to claim, I’m not homophobic because I have lots of gay friends. I cannot believe this guy keeps getting free passes!!

  8. Lucy2 says:

    He really went off the rails when a simple “that’s not true” would have sufficed. And there is never any excuse for slurs and threats. Disgraceful.
    He needs serious anger management therapy.

    • mayamae says:

      Why don’t these celebrities with anger and/or impulse control problems learn to stay off twitter? Good Lord. It took me about 5 minutes to learn not to rant on Facebook and I don’t face consequences to my livelihood when I do it. Also, no one should tweet drunk – it’s common sense. Unless you’re a happy drunk of course.

  9. Kate says:

    Sadly, I suspect he gets away with it because homophobia is, in the minds of many, ‘less bad’ than racism. It’s JUST AS BAD. Bigotry is bigotry is bigotry.

  10. Kate says:

    He’s terrible.

    And if he hated all the paparazzi and attention, he shouldn’t have married a famewhore.

  11. CHH says:

    Paula Deen’s entire life can be destroyed in a week – Alec Baldwin just keeps on spewing his hate filled rants with no penalties year after year. Then he believes by quickly deleting his Twitter account it will all go away. He needs to count to 10 then to 100 and then to 1000 every time he loses it. Alec needs a giant time out.

    • Thiajoka says:

      It could be argued, and has been, and will be again, that Alec Baldwin isn’t actually the CEO of a major corporation. He’s a dick, to be sure, and I can’t stand him even though I’m a raging liberal, but the Paula Deen thing is about an employer condoning and encouraging racism and porn in the workplace, dear. Don’t oversimplify it. But you will. And have.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        So by that logic it’s okay to go out and call all gay people who anger me ‘Queens’ or god even the F word. Good to know!

      • Thiajoka says:

        Absolutely @Dommy Dearest! (rolls eyes at your pointed ignorance of what I meant.)

        Maybe you should scroll on down or up to read more of my posts. Or maybe not–I doubt context matters much to you.

        And thanks for proving my point about oversimplifying things.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Your condescending attitude is the worst.

        Why does it matter if he isn’t a CEO of a company? He’s still a face in the public media who has done something just as bad as name calling. Sure Paula has a bit more in the offenses with the ignoring of sexual harassment and how she had her people work. Alec stepping out on twitter and harassing a journalist over freedom of speech is low. Nothing happening to him after his hate rant does nothing more than show it’s quite alright to go around threatening people and using homophobic terms.

        I don’t see why he can’t get a harsh punishment in the way Paula has. No, he doesn’t have a company or a brand but he has his Capital One endorsement as well as his television show.

        And no one has accused you of being anti-gay.

      • cubfan34 says:

        “employer condoning and encouraging racism and porn in the workplace”

        Those are allegations. They have not been proven.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @thiajoka-
        “I can’t stand him even though I’m a raging liberal,”

        That’s why I think everyone is freaking out. I think people just hate him because he’s a rageaholic and they’re looking for a reason to jump on him. To be clear, I’m not saying that’s unfair-alas, that is how celeb gossip works.

        I’m REALLY trying to be as objective as possible here, but I’m not seeing his words as being indicative of a homophobic person. It certainly doesn’t jive with the hours of time and the money he’s donated to further LGBTQ rights.
        I think he’s an ahole with anger issues, but I think people are overreacting or shall I say, REacting to his shitty personality. He is just not a very likable guy and he makes it easy to hate on him.

        Don’t kill me guys, it’s just my opinion.

        EDIT: It’s hard having a divergent opinion on these boards because you start to fear that people will think you’re defending a celeb’s shitty behavior. For the record, I could GAF about Baldwin, I guess I’m just not seeing what everyone else is..

    • MorganM says:

      What penalties? There are no penalties for someone stating their rants or opinions. Here in America, we have freedom of speech. He is entitled to state what he wants to, even if its offensive or others disagree with it.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Well here in America people have been arrested for threats. Recently. Our freedom of speech has been limited and soon it’ll be gone. It’s hard to read given the control of the media outlets but it’s happening. Just a little bit of digging uncovers it.

  12. Bridget says:

    Supposedly the Mail has said they made a mistake, which would be why the article disappeared.

    Alec is awful. A hateful, spiteful shrivelled little soul.It amazes me that being funny (and formerly handsome) gives him a pass on abusing anyone that’s subordnate to him, be it flight attendant, paparazzi, ex wife.

    Side note, the work that he’s had done to hia face distracts me. Its good work, but still.

    • Cazzee says:

      Agreed!

      Also, interesting that you pointed out his cosmetic procedures – I was just noticing the work *she’s* had done and thinking the same thing! It’s very good, but yeah, I’m noticing it.

      I thought you weren’t supposed to get Botox when you’re pregnant?

      • bluhare says:

        Thanks for getting superficial so I can weigh in. :) What is going on with her eyebrow? Is her face just a bit off kilter (in which case I apologise Hilaria!) or is that some kind of Botox disaster?

      • Cazzee says:

        She looks just so *different* in that last photograph…much more smooth and tight around the jaw and eyes.

        Funny how that seems to happen.

      • Bridget says:

        I can never really bring myself to pay attentiom to Hilaria because she’s just so desperate, so I cant really tell you what she looked like before! But he spent that last season or 2 of 30 Rock looking so much like the last 10 years hadnt happened that it weirds me out. Like Tom Cruise did right before he went in for his latest round – they look good, but since your brain knows what they’re SUPPOSED to look like something just doesnt sit right.

        Could you imagine what its like living with Alec? Hilaria must be working hard!

      • Liberty says:

        Work done: I keep hearing that her accent and first name are more recent acquisitions too?

  13. Simply Red says:

    Are we seriously going to cry about every word a person says?? I’m asking this not to excuse his behaviour but geesh enough already… I’ve heard women call a man a bitch even guys call another guy a bitch… That word bitch has been around way before Gays were even acknowledge. That word didn’t come about because of Gays..

    Blah, blah, blah anybody can be called bitch female or male…

    Stop comparing AB to PD that is not on the same level…

    • Debra says:

      I don’t believe people are taking exception to him using the word ‘bitch’ it’s the ‘toxic little queen’ statement that is the slur

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah, sorry you can’t compare Deen and Baldwin. Nice try though.

        Baldwin is a moron with obvious anger issues, but I have yet to see a Karl Lagerfeld post on this site without someone calling him a “bitter old queen”. Surprised that slur would make it past mod?
        Same with all the Rex Reed posts re: McCarthy scandal. Lots of commenters calling him “an angry old queen”.
        Also surprised that no one around here ever took the people who made those comments to task. In fact, no one has ever said anything about it….

      • Simply Red says:

        No Debra in another statement under the first they were saying the word bitch is a racial slur… Reading is fundamental…

        I understand gays are fighting for their rights for equality but every time some says bitch to them it’s a problem…

        Now I do have a problem with the f-word but it does not stand on the same leg as the N-Word not even on the same planet…

        Their battle is nowhere what blacks have been through and fought for…

        I wish people would stop trying to put them on that level cause they don’t come close to touching, smelling or breathing that history which took place

      • Kath says:

        I’m probably going to get caned for this… but the Daily Mail article was APPALLING and uncalled for – trying to smear Baldwin and his wife while they were attending the funeral of a friend.

        The Daily Mail has a terrible record of homophobia… see Jan Moir’s revolting article about Stephen Gately within 48 hours of his death.

        They tend to smear people in an offhand fashion and then turn around and play innocent.

        For example, Lily Allen was recently called ‘fat’ under the guise of being ‘proud of her curves’, with the DM happily ignoring the fact that she has given birth to two kids in 3 years.

        They have also been running a campaign defending the UK couple who refused to rent a gay couple a room in their B&B.

        So for the DM to turn around and cry “homophobia” when their article WAS incredibly defamatory is a bit rich, in my opinion.

        No one is more supportive of gay rights and gay marriage than I am, and I HATE the fact that Baldwin used the journo’s sexuality as a form of abuse. That is totally unacceptable.

        But… I defy anyone who has spent a lot of time around the gay community to deny that you DO occasionally come across ‘bitchy little queens’ who never attack from the front. I think that was Baldwin’s point.

        Being gay doesn’t immediately exempt anyone from being an asshole, so Baldwin should have focused on that alone. That said, I am disturbed by the regularity with which Baldwin targets someone’s ethnicity or sexuality as a focus of his anger. Not on.

      • Kath says:

        … And Karl Lagerfeld IS a “bitter old queen”.

    • alfalfa says:

      he said that the journalist would enjoy it if he put his foot up his a@@. why would he say that if he wasn’t commenting on his sexuality? why even bring that up? calling him a queen or b!tch might not be so bad to you but the fact that he had to add those words gets to show that alec thinks the journalist’s sexuality is worth attacking. why didn’t he just call him an @sehole, or jerk, or even a f*cktard? why the need to use words that focus on his sexuality?

  14. K-Rock says:

    I wonder if he’s ever raged so hard that he’s gotten physically violent. And I don’t mean just with the paps. He’s been really scary lately.

  15. Lori says:

    How is he not as bad as Mel Gibson?

    • Garvels says:

      Because Mel made a movie about Jesus.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      (in reference to Oksana’s breast implants)”They just look stupid,” Gibson tells her at one point in the recording. “Keep them if you want to. They look like a Vegas bitch, a Vegas whore.”

      “You look like a (expletive) bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of (N-word), it will be your fault,” Gibson is heard telling Grigorieva. “You provoked it. You are provocatively dressed.”

      Yes, very Christlike. Jesus would be proud.

      • dena says:

        His star faded for me with “the Jew stuff” when he was arrested. Then it all came crashing down with the female – degrading “pack of N’s” sh*t. The degrading comments about Jewish people were wrong. Although he was drunk, he’s true feeling came out. And I thought, okay, he has some issues here that he needs to work out–especially given his background. But then with the wh*re/pack of Ns stuff . . . it was just too much. He needs deep psychological help (probably all stemming from his background, etc.)

        As a matter of fact, he could pay off all of my student loans (for me, that’s the ultimate gift) and I would never watch or support anything he is involved with.

    • alfalfa says:

      he is just as bad as gibson and all the other abusive douches out there. alec is supposedly a liberal, but i suspect he’s more of a limousine liberal than anything else. just like gibson, he does good things all for the sake of his image, not because he’s truly a good person.

  16. PortlandJan says:

    I wonder if this will cost him his Capital One contract (it should). And if it does, I’d love the see the actors and actresses playing the Vikings gang up and bitch-slap him for costing them their jobs.

  17. Garvels says:

    I find it laughable that Alec Baldwin always gets a pass but stars like Mel Gibson and that southern lady get crucified by the PC police. The southern chef’s comments were made 30 years ago and Baldwins rage rants were in the past few years!

  18. Andrea says:

    On the one hand, He always apologizes when he screws up which is more than I can say for so many others.

    On the other hand, how many times can this man exemplify this kind of behavior before we acknowledge that he has a serious problem?

  19. Thiajoka says:

    Dear God, really, is there still that “how can people be disgusted by Deen but not by the VRA thing” question being floated around? Although, to be fair, I only know of one chick on FB who keeps piping that very same thing over and over as if it’s a rallying cry, a woman who apparently thinks we’re all being too tough on Paula Deen and accused us all of being closet racists anyway.

    Well, who the hell says we’re NOT disgusted by it? The fact that it hasn’t been a topic for conversation on what is basically a gossip site rather than a political site doesn’t prove a damned thing, now does it?

    Baldwin is a disgusting pig. And this isn’t the first time he’s used an anti-gay slur and I suspect it won’t be the last time, either. Suffice to say that he and Paula Deen are both disgusting pigs and the fact that important parts of the VRA were shot down sucks as well and the people who did so are disgusting pigs also.

    There, did I cover everything?

  20. Dommy Dearest says:

    This man has that natural duck lips look.

  21. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Some people have some (conveniently) short-term memories around here.

    Do I need to repost the Gibson transcripts to refresh people’s minds? Because I have no problem doing that.

    Sometimes I think people are just unable to think critically and understand there are different DEGREES of assholery.
    Listen, the court of public opinion is pretty similar to the penal system in certain ways. When it comes to “crimes”, there are different degrees of heinousness and different levels of punishment allotted for each. But since the court of public opinion is not a true legal system, whether one choses to be consistent about this or not is really up to the individual and many base their opinion on whether they like the celeb or not. It’s just the way it is and frankly, this shouldn’t be news to those of us who frequent celeb gossip sites.

    For me, at the highest end of the assholery spectrum is Gibson and Chris Brown, possibly Polanski. Sheen is somewhere down the line in Deen’s area, with Baldwin and a few other chumps at the lower end of the spectrum. If we were including athletes, I’d put Hernandez squarely at the top.

    Just how I view things. The term “queen” is a relatively new one for me. The context in which I first saw it was on this site, and I took it to mean something similar to “diva” but applied to a gay male, not a female. I truthfully never realized it was viewed as a homophobic slur until now.

    *some* people are trying to turn this into a political issue, like the liberal media is “protecting” Dems like Baldwin but maligning Repubs like Gibson. So where does Deen, who is a Dem currently getting raked over the coals (and rightfully so) fit into that equation? Time for a new theory, folks. Really, WGAF what these people’s political affiliation is? A Republican asshole is the same as a Democrat asshole. For me that is irrelevants as is gender or race. An asshole is an asshole.

    Listen, Baldwin is unquestionably a douchebag but he didn’t sit idly by while people that worked for him were sexually and racially harassed. Saying an inappropriate word is not equal to the terror that Gibson imposed on his ex-girlfriend nor is it equal to Deen not shielding her employees from her POS brother OR Chris Brown beating a young woman to a pulp. Words are undoubtedly hurtful, but it’s a WORD, it can’t ruin years of your life and livelihood the way going to work in a hostile environment can. Nor is it the same as living in fear that the one who purports to love you could raise a fist to your face at any moment, or degrade you to the point where you no longer have any sense of self-worth.

    Just my opinion and maybe I’ll get a rash of shit for it but I think people are taking a blanket approach to these incidents and jumping to immediate outrage without weighing the context of each separately. That being said, Baldwin needs to STFU and take a stadium seats, that is after he gets SERIOUS help for his anger issues.
    JMO.

    • pamspam says:

      I always really enjoy reading your comments, TOK. I don’t always agree 100%, but your arguments are well thought out. I love that there are so many intelligent people on this site. :)

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Is Gibson still doing much of anything in Hollywood? That’s a serious question, I’ve been away from TV and movies for about three years so I’m clueless! But I would hope not, I remember things he said to his ex-wife and they were just terrible.

      My main issue with Alec is that while the insults were homophobic, he was threatening another person. There have been people arrested recently over sarcasm on facebook and video games that was reported by other people. Sarcasm and arrested. This man threatened to eff the journalist up as well as trying to get his followers to continue antagonizing the man. That’s bullying at it’s finest, for a lesser point. The threats are what have me in an outrage because people will dispute what they meant such as he did with ‘Queen’. There is no way to explain ‘I’m going to eff you up’ other than ‘I’m going to harm you’, those are fighting words!

      He threatens a person with physical violence over a social network. Because of a social network. It’s petty and childish and it does make him look like an idiot but the fact of the matter is still the threats. He’s already paid off GLAAD and what a simple slap on the wrist he got. His apology was as weak as Paula’s and honestly I don’t mind if both of them disappeared from the public eye. Alec should learn respect and how to handle his anger least his unborn child grows to hate him once it’s born. I’m sure his daughter hates him already.

      • Kiddo says:

        Gibson has his own production company and I don’t think too many people in Hollywood are knocking down his door, with the exception of Jodi Foster.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Dommy-I can’t argue with your description of Baldwin, and I do think the threats are completely inappropriate but I just think that they’re idle threats made by a guy who has a sense of humor about everything except for himself (which reminds me of a lot of assholes I know).
        He strikes me as the type that can dish it but not take it.

        So as d*ckish as his behavior is, is it illegal? I’m fairly certain that would be protected under the First Amendment, but I’m not on Twitter so I don’t know how they regulate/police things on there. Anyway, you do an exceedingly good job as showing what a d-bag Baldwin is. Bravo :)

      • Thiajoka says:

        Despite your accusation upthread that I’m anti-gay (which will surprise my gay family members), I agree with this particular post of yours. It sums up nicely what Baldwin is chronically guilty off and how he gets away with it.

      • alfalfa says:

        @ TheOriginalKitten, Alec has physically attacked journalists he’s been angry with, and you think what he said are just idle threats? he encouraged his followers to attack this journalist and this isn’t supposed to be taken seriously? i consider myself a liberal, but enough is enough. this isn’t the first time he’s been caught using homophobic language, and he’s also been accused of using racist slurs against others. i just can’t with this man anymore. i thought he was funny in 30 rock, but he is no better than gibson or chris brown, or all the rage monsters like him out there. he shouldn’t get a pass anymore.

    • Kiddo says:

      This has been covered, so it’s not like the “liberal media” is ignoring it. I don’t have a Capital One Card, so there’s nothing to boycott, even if I felt so inclined. I don’t think Baldwin has a ton of endorsements like Paula Deen did. He is an actor, and I don’t know of anything that he is currently in on TV or in the movies.

      Anderson Cooper even chimed in on the story, so how are people’s reactions slanted in their approach toward this situation? I’m not getting it.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Thank you! :D

      That’s been my only argument was what was said and nothing is coming from it. I’m not on twitter, I can barely stand facebook, so I have no idea what they do in situations like that. We the regular people would have serious repercussions if we happened to threaten someone and then it got reported to the police in the way Alec threatened. That’s my cry of foul.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Oops, posted in wrong spot. Deleted now.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Bravo, Kitten! Well thought out, beautifully said. I cosign 100% with your position on this.

    • alfalfa says:

      Baldwin incited violence against another person, as well as physically attacked someone he was angry at, used homophobic and racial slurs against others, and he’s better than mel gibson? please, the tapes were disgusting to hear, but kim basinger’s own dad also claimed that alec was verbally abusive towards her, which was the main reason why kim divorced him. And I can’t believe that you honestly think sheen is better than gibson or chris brown. how is he better? because he’s funny? he BEAT his exes, and Denise claimed he was violent towards her as well. Not to mention, he shot another ex of his! what gibson said to his ex gf was disgusting, but we haven’t heard a history of violence the way we did with charlie sheen. oh, and sheen has also been known to throw racial slurs at others, it’s been documented. same goes with alec baldwin, who posted the ‘n’ word previously and had the nerve to get angry when others complained about it. why do you need to compare who’s worse? they’ve all done terrible things. it’s like saying ariel castro isn’t as bad as ted bundy because he didn’t kill anyone. the word queen isn’t even the issue, the fact that he said the journalist would enjoy him sticking his foot up his butt is what is offensive. why would he say that other than to allude to the fact that it’s because he’s gay? i’m sick of people giving alec a pass, even anderson cooper has commented on it, and i completely agree with him.

  22. BeesKness says:

    So… on a totally different note, I looked at Hilaria’s twitter feed. Ugh, she is totally transparent. There is NO WAY this woman is not a grade A gold digger. I don’t think she actually tweeted during the funeral, but after the funeral she tweeted some junk about mourning their dear friend Jimmy. Groan. And then after the whole Alec rage incident she was saying that a husband and wife work as a team and that he was doing his job defending her. She also kept posting Namaste, stop with all the nonsense and take time to remember her dear friend Jimmy. I’m paraphrasing all this, but it was along those lines. I would hate to break it to Hilaria, but I doubt James Gandolfini was her dear friend. Maybe he and Alec were tight, but I bet it’s much like Kanye’s friends simply accept Kim but don’t really respect her.

  23. Meanchick says:

    AND just to drive home his apology, he poses with a random black person. What a guy.

  24. Meanchick says:

    I’m really tired of the apologists who pull the “Well THEY call each other names all the time” card. This is about a man who rages, apologizes, rages, apologizes and then guess what? He rages and apologizes again. Being ‘sorry’ means you acknowledge what you said or did was wrong, WHY it is wrong and that behavior will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. Apologies with celebs seem to be apologize, give your fans the boo-boo lip, write a check and your absolution is complete and said celeb is ready for the next tantrum. Look what happened to Isaiah Washington. His career was trashed and never the same again.

  25. Asdfg says:

    Why is it that Alec, Mel, and other homophobe/racist celebrities get a pass when Paula Deen loses everything? I’m not defending Paula ( Okay, maybe I am a little. ) what she said 40 years ago was wrong but she shouldn’t have to lose everything she worked hard to achieve.

  26. jack says:

    The best thing he did was deleting his Twitter account. He doesn’t need one because apparently he can’t censor himself.

  27. Jayna says:

    I have to say she has looked great pregnant and what she wears during her pregnancy. She’s kind of short, I think. Maybe Kim K. should have gotten tips from her instead of Kanye. LOL

    He can be mad about the article and address it as her husband, but his over-the-top tirade is disturbing. You’re mid fiftes, Alec. Get a grip and act like an adult. You meant it as a gay slur. I would have appreciated you acknowledging that saying you realize you have anger issues that need to be addressed in the way you react to things and realized it after reflecting back. You made this about you and not about Jimmy’s funeral. It’s not even the queen thing so much as added with the fist or whatever it was he said up the guy’s ass and that he would probably like it. Seriously, Alec, how mature are you? And definitely a gay slur there.

    A coherent rebuttal of the Daily Mail article with the right amount of anger and outrage would have gone far. Instead you just look like a blowhard.

    It’s the first time I liked Hilaria (I consider her a fameho) when she gave a little interview on the sidewalk and tried to be a peacemaker. She is far along in the pregnancy, and I felt her embarassment and emotional pregnancy hormones in full force. Leave her alone. I always feel protective of women farther along in their pregnancy.

    Alec, grow up. You cause her more grief with these tirades than anyone. Go take another yoga class.

    • alfalfa says:

      i’m worried for her if/when he decides to focus his rage on her. he’s the type who can’t seem to control himself, just like sean penn, gibson, chris brown, all abusers who suffer from severe anger problems. if he can’t even control what he says in his tweets, i can only imagine what it’s like when he’s having a tantrum in person.

  28. EscapedConvent says:

    Alec’s Hilar-ious wife sounds empty-headed to me. Did anyone read those tweets she sent? They were very urgent & compelling tweets about smoothie recipes. Clearly, they could not have waited two hours (I blame the smoothies!) Can she not simply be at a funeral for an hour or two without grabbing her phone & sending out messages about Rachael Ray’s (or anyone’s) smoothies? Ridiculous. Twitter is apparently an addiction/compulsion for some people.

    I don’t think anyone should get a pass for tweeting at a funeral. Are there no guildelines for decent social behavior anymore? This is just basic good manners. If you can’t keep your hands off your damn phone at a friend’s funeral, then stay home & play with your phone to you heart’s content.

    Also, why bother denying that you sent tweets when Twitter is so public? You either sent them or you didn’t—what’s the dispute? Everyone can see them, & what time they were sent, so don’t bother denying it & getting huffy/enraged when someone notices you’re doing it.

    P.S. Is she really sending out “Namaste” messages? Hi-larious.

  29. Aud says:

    Baldwin should do what his wife does: hire someone else to update his Twitter site.

  30. Nikki says:

    Alec was good in “30 Rock”, but he just keeps proving over and over again that IRL, he’s an asshole.

  31. Thora says:

    While it’s disappointing that people like Baldwin and Paula Deen harbor prejudices the public outcry over them is very encouraging.

  32. xxx says:

    Okay, I don’t think it is acceptable to say this sort of thing. Ever.

    However, Alec is not young, and it is quite believable to me that he would have grown up with certain prejudices and beliefs in regards to homosexuality. If that is the case, and he has worked to set them aside and support the LGBT community, then that is okay in my book.

    It’s not cool that he let those old prejudices sneak in when he was in a rage and that he said that sort of thing to that man (even if he wrote something out of line). But let’s be honest, most people have prejudices deep down, against different sexualities, or races, or religions. We should appreciate it when people work hard on themselves to overcome their prejudices.

    I think he’s an idiot for letting his rage overcome him like this. It would have been much more effective, and gained more sympathy to simply state the facts and gain support that way. Inciting people to attack someone who has wronged you is awful.

    In letting his rage-monster out, he has made some regrettable comments. But I don’t think you should judge him completely on those comments, but rather on his whole history with the LGBT community. I don’t think these rage-y comments erase all of that.

    • alfalfa says:

      oh please, Gibson does extensive charity work as well, so are we supposed to give him a pass just because of the good things he’s done? alec is no better, he may have done all those things, but clearly it was only for the image. remember, he was also considering running for mayor at one point.

  33. angee says:

    If we’re a country that wants to be TOTALLY FREE, then gays should be able to do whatever and others should ALSO have the RIGHT and FREEDOM to speak their minds and consciences on whatever the issue. YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. SORRY. IT’s ALL or nothing.

  34. StormsMama says:

    He is a hot sexy ragey beast.
    I get it and my man is very much like this.

    :-(

  35. Adrien says:

    Incidents like these make me hard to like Alec.

  36. Mrs.Martin says:

    I can’t wait until he finds Hilarious in bed with another man !!! Imagine the rage then !!!!!!

  37. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    This man…I don’t even know what to say. It’s practically every fortnight that he’s charming us with his high-volume insights, it seems. Oh, I definitely think he’s sorry, but not in the way in which he would desire.

  38. gefeylich says:

    People forget that at heart Baldwin is a true B&T boy who comes from the Long Island South Shore town of Massapequa, a place which also spawned Jerry Seinfeld, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, and icky goombah love object Joey Buttafuco.

    I suppose Baldwin falls much closer to Snider and Buttafuco on the asshat scale than he does to the saintly Seinfeld, and when he gets angry all that Long Guyland bigoted hard man stuff comes spilling out. Disappointing, but if you’ve ever been in an Italian or Irish bar in Nassau County, not really that surprising.