Alec Baldwin Apologizes For Homophobic Comments During Twitter Rant
Following Alec Baldwin's Twitter rant against Daily Mail reporter George Stark, which included gay slurs, Baldwin has reached out to GLAAD with and explanation and an apology.
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."
GLAAD Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro replied, saying:
"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."
Thoughts on Baldwin's apology, Instincters??