Alec Baldwin Allegedly Uses Anti-Gay Slur At Paparazzi
According to reports, actor Alec Baldwin used an anti-gay slur at the paparazzi in New York City Thursday; just months after the actor came under fire for using anti-gay language on Twitter.
TMZ has a video showing that paparazzi arrived outside Baldwin's apartment shortly after a judge ruled in a case against his stalker, Genevieve Sabourin, who was sentenced to 210 days in jail on Nov. 14.
In the clip, it appears the actor was confronted by paparazzi but lost his cool and called a paparazzo a "cocksucking fag" because he got too close his wife Hilaria and their baby. He chased down and threatened another photographer before hurling the anti-gay epithet.
"Mr. Baldwin can't lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice," a representative from GLAAD told TMZ. "It's clearly time he listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs."
According to the Huffington Post, Baldwin took to Twitter the same day to defend himself.
"If @TMZ asserts that I used an anti-gay epithet, I will sue them," he allegedly wrote, according to HuffPo. "Acoustic analysis proves the word is fathead. Fathead." (It appears these tweets have been deleted.)
"But right wing liars want those words to come out of liberals mouths. They need them to," he wrote according to HuffPo -- this tweet also appears to have been deleted.
He later added, "Anti-gay slurs are wrong. They not only offend, but threaten hard fought tolerance of LGBT rights."
"I'm grateful to all of the ppl I meet + hear from who recognize that I would never say something to offend my friends in the gay community," he wrote. "1-Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c'sucker is an anti-gay epithet. In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary."
In June, Baldwin, who currently hosts an MSNBC show, made waves when he used anti-gay language on Twitter, calling a Daily Mail reporter a "toxic little queen." He apologized for his remarks, however, and sent a letter 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," his statement read. "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 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."
Baldwin's made his comments around the time when Food Network cook Paula Deen came under fire for admitting that she's used racial remarks in the past, causing some to wonder why the actor didn't receive the same scrutiny as Deen.