Alec Baldwin has apologized for once again flipping his $hit at a reporter.
The latest incident only took place on Twitter – in response to a Daily Mail writer alleging that Baldwin’s wife was on her phone during James Gandolfini’s funeral this week – but it was especially ugly because it seemed to contain multiple gay slurs.
Baldwin referred to George Stark as a “queen,” for example.
“My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation,” Baldwin said in a statement to GLAAD late yesterday.
“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.”
Baldwin’s former 30 Rock co-star, Tracy Morgan, also got in trouble in 2011 for a stand-up routine in which he went off on gays.
Both men have seen their subsequent apologizes accepted by GLAAD.