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Michael Keaton

Alec Baldwin Is NOT

a Horrible Racist

2/20/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Apparently, "Beetlejuice" stars always have each other's backs ... 'cause Alec Baldwin just got some major support from his old pal Michael Keaton.

Keaton -- who starred opposite Baldwin in the ghost flick back in 1988 -- was leaving Palmeri Ristorante in L.A. last night ... when we started talking about the recent Baldwin incident in NYC, in which the actor allegedly hurled a racial slur at a black photog. 

But when we asked Michael if he thought Alec was a straight up racist, Keaton was quick to defend the guy ... saying, "No, he's a good guy."

He added, "Good guy, funny guy, really talented."

As for Alec, Baldwin's rep denied the actor made the racist comment.

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

The last time I bumped into Alec Baldwin he cussed at me with a racial slur.

525 days ago
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Elizabeth Alan    

Nope! He is just plain horrible... hahahaha

525 days ago
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Stiletto    

People have many sides...that which you show to your family, to your friends, to strangers, to your coworkers & and on and on. An actor is even worse...look at site's like this that are devoted to the public's curiosty about people we mistakenly believe are like the characters they play.

525 days ago
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Mazor    

Judging by that horrifically gay scarf, I guess he would know.

525 days ago
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williej    

He might get fed up with the bull**** and yell at people but I seriously doubt he is racist. Besides if he did yell a racial slur so what? When you are angry at someone the whole point of yelling at them is to be mean and hurt them. I hear racial words ALL THE TIME in music, movies, etc... If it is okay for one it is okay for all. racial, religious, homophobic, etc...

525 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Michael Keaton is an Idiot, He refused to do BatMan #3 for $15 Million Dollars, They offered him $15 MILLION and he didn't take it to then go and work CHEAP in other movies....................BrainLess F*

525 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

If he is a racist, so what? He is entitled to his own opinion no matter how distasteful. And its certainly no worst than what the Blacks call themselves in their music.

525 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

That may be true Michael, but one thing for sure. Alec is still a temperamental douche.

525 days ago
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Anon    

We don't see enough of Michael Keaton. I like them both.

525 days ago
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Tommy    

Alex is a class act and a super actor. Leave him alone. You know who is a true racists???? That useless Spike Lee....... He is a true dirt ball......

525 days ago
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TT    

Right .. he is a nice douchebag

525 days ago
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Ashley     

it's so apparent, and the proof is in the pudding
but of course he's not, so the war rages on
till we all get that you can't say a racist things,
cowardly back out and say poor me I'm not a racist boo_hoo.......
you're not a victim alec, a grown man should take responsibility for his actions, but noooooo that's to much to ask....
i'm sure you're beating on your poor wife
"breaking news" in the near future....
you are a vile racist disgusting man.
with all you been blessed with you're still hateful....
any woman who dates you must have low self-esteem.

525 days ago
13.

Uh    

Why didn't you do all this "digging for actual facts" before you printed the original story?

525 days ago
14.

sgm    

Is there any other kind!

525 days ago
15.

pseudonym    

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE.

525 days ago
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