Alec Baldwin’s gay epithet likely leads to show susepension

Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Movie actor Alec Baldwin (left) walks the red carpet with wife Hilaria Thomas prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Alec Baldwin is the latest celebrity to put his foot in his mouth by using a slur. Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has been in the spot light for using a racial slur towards a teammate in an alleged bullying incident. Now Baldwin was caught on camera using a slur.

While walking the streets of New York, Baldwin encountered some photographers and used an anti-gay epithet. Baldwin’s weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes. Likely in response to the video of him using the slur.

Baldwin apologized via a statement on MSNBC’s website.

“I would like to address the comments I made this past week,” Baldwin wrote.

“I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand “Up Late” will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.”

“I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at MSNBC – both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology.”

 

Topics: Alec Baldwin, MSNBC

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