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Michael Keaton

Alec Baldwin Is NOT

a Horrible Racist

2/20/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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ron    

Youare correct. He is just the biggest ASS HOLE on the planet

518 days ago
17.

Laura    

If it walks, talks and acts like a duck, eventually you have to face that it might just be a duck.

518 days ago
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jen    

LMAO! Really? Thanks for enlightening the public Michael. Unfortunately Alec is his own worst PR person.

518 days ago
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Truth    

TMZ PAP IS A F*CKING MORON! DUDE COULD'VE ASKED THAT POINT BLANK STRAIGHT UP. INSTEAD IT TAKES A WHOLE F*CKING MINUTE FOR HIS IQ TO INCREASE TO ROOM TEMPERATURE. WUT AN ANNOYING C*NT!! MUST BE GAY LIKE HARVEY... #TRUTH!!

518 days ago
20.

DBV    

he is just horrible

518 days ago
21.

justsaying    

You people need to calm down. Notice how Blacks aren't saying anything? That's because they know that as long as one White person exist on this planet, they'll be called that. And getting all up in arms about it isn't going to make the Alec Baldwins of the world go away.

518 days ago
22.

DaveT    

Michael Keaton very talented actor, underrated and underused, Hollywood is full of terrible actors, most movie scripts suck these days, then horrible acting on top of it, but Keaton can act.
Hilarious in Multiplicity, gotta rent that one again

518 days ago
23.

cindy    

Oh, Michael, you used to be so cute! Please get some hair plugs or something.

518 days ago
24.

msfaye    

alec baldwin has a been a loose cannon for years and i believe he said it and what would michael (off the chart for years) keaton know about what it is to be racially abused. white folks use those words specifically to degrade, dehumanize, and remind blacks that whites think they are the chosen ones and blacks are not worth more than be called nxgxxr. baldwin knows it's career suicide to say what he knows he said and has probably said before but not caught so he is spinning this. yeah, he is an absolute racist.

518 days ago
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CorkiDeCat    

AB hates everyone... color is not important...

518 days ago
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570nettie    

I don't believe he is racist. I do, however, believe that he has a bad temper when provoked. That makes him an easy target for media outlets to push him to see if they can get him to blow his top. I suggest that Mr. Blaldwin just smile when he's asked to comment on something inflamatory and keep walking. I also suggest that everyone cut him him some slack. Is he supposed to be more righteous than everyone else because he happens to be an actor? We all need to stop being so hyper sensitive. I don't condone what he said, if he actually said it, but they pissed him off. I think they were trying to incite him. Now they're offended by what he said in anger?! Please. How many of us say things we don't mean when we're pushed or backed into a corner? If you're going to play with fire, don't boohoo when you get burned.

518 days ago
27.

Parker    

Yes he is...he's also a big giant azzhole

518 days ago
28.

Dee    

Hell...I'm black and I don't believe he made that remark. If noothing else, he knows the paps hang on his every word and action and saying something like, would blow his "career" to smithereens. Now as far as that attitude....he needs to get it in check. He doesn't have 30 Rock for cushion any more...and if he hadn't realized it, they're not beting his door down for movie rolls anymore...mainly because of his 'tude. So if Alec doesn't want an early retirement....check it.

518 days ago
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Gravity's Silhouette    

But he did wish death upon someone, and yet Capital One continues to employ him as a card spokesman. Even if he's not a racist, he's still a douche.

518 days ago
30.

Jackie    

Only sensitive black people take every sh!t from white people as racism. Oh!!...don't bla bla me cause am black or else i will label you as a racist. pfft. Enough with bs racism. this is 2013.

518 days ago
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