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Alec Baldwin

Suspended by MSNBC

Apologizes for Homophobic Rant

11/15/2013 5:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Alec Baldwin has one less place to rant ... MSNBC suspended the actor from his talk show for hurling homophobic slurs -- and he's finally admitting what he said was "offensive."

Baldwin released a statement saying ... "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry."

Baldwin's issued his apology after MSNBC announced it was yanking his weekly show off the air tonight and next Friday.

Alec seems to be rationalizing his rage though, saying ... "What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable."

Baldwin originally claimed he yelled, "c**ksucking fathead" ... instead of "c**ksucking f*g" ... while chasing a photographer on Thursday. 

In his apology Baldwin concedes, "Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward.  Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support."

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136.

awesomewave    

What talk show?

349 days ago
137.

lanie    

Alec if 55 years old and still hasn't realized that you can't control people... You can only control how you respond to people.. He can sit there and tell them to not film all day long and threaten to beat their asses... but they're not going to go away...

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If he had a braincell - he'd just ignore them and get on with his life..

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What's so funny is that Alec taunts the reporters/paps --tells them what to do.. threatens them... Tells them not to film him anymore or he will kick their axxes... which only causes more paps/reporters to show up and film him.. they want to catch him acting aggressively on film.-

If you notice the crowd of reporters/paps just keeps increasing daily.. Why? Because Alec is acting out and that's what paps want to capture the most.. that's their "money shot"..

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He's an idiot..

349 days ago
138.

Truth    

DEF. PROOF HALF BROS BALDWIN AND KANYE SHARE THE SAME RELATED DNA. LOT OF BLACK PEEPS HATES GAYS 2. #TRUTH!!

349 days ago
139.

She's baaaack    

Can anyone really imagine Alec Baldwin calling someone a "fathead"? Does anyone even use that to call names to someone? It must be bad if MSNBC suspended him. Hey Alec, when you play stupid games you win stupid prizes.

349 days ago
140.

Gardner    

What a ****ing idiot. Why do people keep hiring him and why does Chris Brown still exist?

349 days ago
141.

Aaron    

He was raging because a slimy photog was in his face. He said what he said in anger. It's not homophobia. Get over yourselves!

349 days ago
142.

Jayla    

And here comes TMZ and the Speech Brigade to save the day!
This is like 5 headlines within 24 hours that basically involve TMZ tattling on every person who says something someone else might not like.
I can't wait for this uberliberal, PC, double standard, "we're so put upon," no-one-in-America- can-so-much-as-fart crap to end - and it will end eventually, when people are tired of the rules that TMZ, and Maddow, and Martin and Food Network, and A & E set forth for us - and we can all go back to a normal life where people mind their own business and say whatever the hell they please and if someone else doesn't like it, they can turn the channel, shut the door, mock idiocy or just plain stop buying from sponsors.
We can't even freakin argue anything anymore, it's all set in stone courtesy of TMZ, and if you step of of line, you get the flog of shame.

349 days ago
143.

Hefner    

Its okay in this case, after all Alec is one too.

349 days ago
144.

Lee    

Hollywood vilified Paula Dean and tried to destroy her and shut her down because of her association to the N word.

This guy uses the F word at will and gets glorified. They bend backward and offer excuses for him. The public misheard they say. Sounds familiar?

This is why celebs have no credibility when it comes to social causes. No credibility what so ever. Why even try to promote anything related to children's causes, healthcare, etc. Nobody believes them, the pretend people. They should go on their endless vacations, buy mega mansions and post selfles on twitter.

349 days ago
145.

Mee    

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE,
for the baby slap on his hand, The dysfunctional man found himself an ENABLER now; His NEW WIFE, who is now contributing to his negative symptoms and self-destructive behavior

349 days ago
146.

here2opine    

What a jinormous a@@hole. Chubby needs to fade away, a nice easy life w/ tons of $$$, fun career and lots of fans, yet he has so much anger and sense of entitlement. I think he ought to hook up w/ some1 his own age and take it out on her; Kris Jenner, AlecAss is calling you....

349 days ago
147.

k    

He's sorry he was caught on camera and couldn't lie. His words came from the depth of his sole. This can not be changed. It can only be managed by keeping his anger in check.

He was exposed in a moment of anger.and can't go back.

349 days ago
148.

Sunset    

I love that he was suspended! He is only apologizing now so he won't be fired even though he deserves to be. He is a liar to say he said fathead and even had the nerve to threaten to sue TMZ. TMZ should sue him for slander. He is a homophobic pig and he had already made homophobic comments in the past.

349 days ago
149.

Brien    

Alec has already alienated himself from ever working in Hollywood again and apparently he's trying to do the same in NYC.

349 days ago
150.

lkelly816    

One of these days someone is going to drop him in his tracks and then we'll see what a tough guy he's not.

349 days ago
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