Alec Baldwin Defends His Verbal Attack on a Reporter to Support His Young Wife

Sugar Daddy Alec Baldwin and Younger Wife Hilaria ThomasAlec Bald­win isn’t one to back down from a fight, espe­cially if it’s for the sake of his young wife, Hilaria Thomas. Bald­win, 55, set Twit­ter on fire last week when he blasted a reporter for accus­ing Thomas of tweet­ing dur­ing James Gandolfini’s funeral. Bald­win threat­ened to “f***” up the reporter, whom he called a “toxic lit­tle queen,” adding, “[I would] put my foot up your f***ing a**…but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.”

GLAAD, the lead­ing orga­ni­za­tion for LGBT equal­ity, didn’t take too kindly to Baldwin’s homo­pho­bic slurs, forc­ing the actor to release a state­ment apol­o­giz­ing for his harsh words. Bald­win admit­ted that the ver­bal attack was “ill-advised,” and that he never intended for it to be about “anyone’s sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion.” He explained that he was upset about the reporter “bla­tantly lying and dis­sem­i­nat­ing libelous infor­ma­tion about [his] wife and her con­duct” at the funeral ser­vice, adding, “As some­one who fights against homo­pho­bia, I apologize.”

Despite the seem­ingly heart­felt apol­ogy to GLAAD, Bald­win has no remorse for try­ing to defend his wife. He believes his use of the word “queen” was mis­in­ter­preted because it has an entirely dif­fer­ent mean­ing to him. “To me those are peo­ple who think the rules don’t apply to them,” he told a local New York blog site. “This guy could bla­tantly lie, I mean bla­tantly lie about my wife on the Inter­net and there are just no rules that apply to him, but that’s out­ra­geous to me.”

What do you think: Is it pos­si­ble that Alec Bald­win never meant to offend the LGBT com­mu­nity, or are his com­ments way out of line regardless?

Sources:

“Alec Bald­win Hate­quits Twit­ter in Spec­tac­u­lar Fash­ion,” Dig­i­tal Trends web site; http://goo.gl/PxXKh, last accessed July 2, 2013.

“Alec Bald­win: Twit­ter rant was ‘ill-advised’,” The Mar­quee Blog web site; http://goo.gl/KPB8W, last accessed July 2, 2013.

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