Alec Baldwin has addressed two issues surrounding his most recent round of controversy involving his big mouth and the paparazzi: He “never used the word faggot” and his MSNBC show might not ever come back on the air, at all.
On Saturday, the morning after MSNBC decided to suspend “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” the host wrote a blog for Huffington Post titled “Two Requests in Light of Recent Events.”
“I want to address the decision by MSNBC to suspend my show. Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now,” Baldwin wrote. “But if the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it.”
And despite video evidence posted on TMZ, as well as a scolding from GLAAD, Baldwin maintains he only dropped one homophobic slur, not two.
“I never used the word faggot in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me. What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear. But I can assure you, with complete confidence, that a direct homophobic slur (or indirect one for that matter) is not spoken,” Baldwin wrote.
Baldwin previously stated that his choice of words was “fathead,” but learned that “cock sucker” is also an offensive term to the LGBT community (who knew?).
“Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c’sucker is an anti-gay epithet,” Baldwin tweeted on Thursday. “In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary.”
As for those two requests?
“Don’t allow my problem to be MSNBC’s problem. They are good people who work hard at a job, just like many of you. And two, please respect the privacy of my wife and family,” Baldwin wrote. “If you have an opinion of me, then express it. Think what you like. But I ask that my wife, who I care about more than words can say, and both my children, be left out of this.”
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