Joan Rivers thinks everyone is way too uptight about hurling racial and other epithets ... so she hurled them against Italians, Blacks, Jews, Chinese, gays and don't forget the Irish.
And speaking of the Irish, Joan blanched at MSNBC's firing of Alec Baldwin for going on a homophobic tirade.
We got Joan outside of Canter's Deli in L.A. -- where lots of Jews hang out.
We didn't bleep anything in the clip, because all you'd hear is a bleep. It's pretty shocking. Take a listen.
'Killed My Show'
11/26/2013 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin is ripping a high-ranking member of GLAAD, blaming him -- along with a gay blogger ... for getting him 86'd from MSNBC.
Baldwin admits his angry encounter with a photographer is what started trouble -- but still claims he didn't say "c**ksucking f*g" ... and says certain gay rights advocates just jumped on him when they got their shot.
But Baldwin told Gothamist, "You've got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy -- Rich Ferraro (VP of GLAAD) and (gay blogger) Andrew Sullivan -- they're out there, they've got you."
Baldwin added, "Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show."
Ironically, right after the incident, Baldwin gave Ferraro props for informing him that "c**ksucker" was a homophobic slur, and said he would "retire" the word from his vocabulary.
We're guessing the word popped up again in Alec's head when MSNBC axed him.
'We Love Him Even More'
...Says Gay Hairstylist
11/15/2013 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hard to believe ... but some of Alec Baldwin's gay friends in NYC love him even MORE -- not less -- after hurling his anti-gay slur at a paparazzo yesterday.
Nick Berrios, Baldwin's openly gay hairdresser was on "TMZ Live" and told us he and his friends just love all of Alec's drama ... which sounds just a tad bit cliche.
But you gotta see Nick's response ... when we ask if it's ever OK for anyone to use the f-word.
Trots Out Gay Hairdresser
AM I A HOMOPHOBE???
11/15/2013 9:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin just played the, "I have a gay friend" card ... putting his male hairdresser on the spot in front of reporters to vouch for his non-homophobia.
It's shameless, it's desperate ... and quite frankly, it's sad.
It reeks of "dance monkey, dance" ... with Alec asking him straight up -- "Am I a homophobe?"
The guy replied, "Yes, bigtime" ... but it's clear he's joking.
Afterward, we spoke with the hairdresser, who's openly gay, and he told us, "I don’t think he’s homophobic. I don’t at all. Whenever he is in here, we are always talking and cutting hair. He booked an appointment for today, he always does and he is a good tipper.”
The guy says he was not aware of the video of Alec saying c**ksucking f*g" ... but says, "If he did say it … there was probably a good reason behind why.”
... Smacks Camera
11/15/2013 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Alec Baldwin meltdown continues -- the actor just shoved another photographer ... and then smacked a camera out of the guy's hand and once again, it was all caught on tape.
The footage begins near Alec's Manhattan apartment (after Alec's confrontation with a local news reporter) ... and shows Alec pushing a photog.
After the photog collects himself, Alec lunges back at him and smacks the camera out of his hand ... knocking it to the ground.
The photog goes back to Alec and says, "You shoved me into a car."Alec responds, "You tried to hit me with a camera."
Photog: "I didn't try to hit you with a camera."
Alec then tells the guy, "You take a walk ... you don't wanna get hurt, do ya?"
The photog backs down ... and Alec eventually ducks into a hair salon.
Fine, I DID Use a Homophobic Slur
11/15/2013 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin is finally admitting (and even apologizing) for spewing a homophobic slur at a photog in NYC yesterday ... but shockingly, the slur he's copping to is NOT the F-bomb.
Late last night, Baldwin went to Twitter and wrote, "Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c'sucker is an anti-gay epithet. In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary."
Of course, Baldwin's referring to the incident outside of his Manhattan apartment ... when he called a photog a "c**ksucking f*g."
Funny, Alec is ADAMANT the F-word he used was "fathead" and NOT "f*g" ... even though you can hear it clear as day in the footage, which we posted on TMZ.
A rep for GLAAD has also issued a statement ... saying, "Mr. Baldwin can’t lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice. It's clearly time he listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs."
7:55 AM PT -- Anderson Cooper has also weighed in ... tweeting, "Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?"
He added, "Just read Alec Baldwin's latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny."
I Didn't Say F*g
... I Said Fathead
11/14/2013 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin is on the Twitter attack, claiming he did NOT call a reporter a "c**ksucking f*g" earlier today ... he called him a "c**ksucking fathead."
Baldwin wrote, "Acoustic analysis proves the word is fathead. Fathead ... Anti-gay slurs are wrong. They not only offend, but threaten hard fought tolerance of LGBT rights."
Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Chases Down Photog
'C**ksucking F*g!' [Video]
11/14/2013 10:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin is a sore winner ... chasing down and threatening a photographer outside his Manhattan apartment ... just hours after a courtroom victory this morning in his stalker case ... and the whole thing was captured on video.
The video shows Baldwin -- who was with his wife and baby -- taking off in angry pursuit after the pap (not ours) ... yelling, cursing and calling him a "c**ksucking f*g."
But watch what sets him off ... the photog ventures VERY close to Baldwin's family.
A rep for GLAAD tells TMZ, "Mr. Baldwin can't lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice. It's clearly time he listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs."
Still a Homophobe
Now a Liar, Too!
6/28/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin insists he doesn't hate gays ... just "queens" ... and that's just the beginning of the mind-numbingly stupid explanation he just released in the wake of his homophobic Twitter rant.
Baldwin called up a reporter for The Gothamist today ... to address the backlash after he called for his fans to physically attack a "toxic little queen" reporter who wrote an article about his wife tweeting at James Gandolfini's funeral.
Here's what Baldwin had to say:
"The idea of me calling this guy a 'queen' and that being something that people thought is homophobic ... a queen to me has a different meaning. It’s somebody who’s just above. It doesn’t have any necessarily sexual connotations. To me a queen ... I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny. It doesn’t have to be a definite sexual connotation, or a homophobic connotation. To me those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them."
So let's do some math. Queen + enjoying a foot up your ass = homophobic slur.
Hates Lots of People
But REALLY Hates Gays
6/28/2013 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
3:30 PM PT -- Alec just responded to all the homophobe allegations.
Alec Baldwin -- who puts Paula Deen to shame in the bigotry department -- again showed his true colors with a hate-filled tirade that targeted gays.
A British reporter wrote a story that Baldwin's wife was tweeting recipes and other things during James Gandolfini's funeral. The actor went nuts on twitter, claiming the story was false. Nothing wrong with that.
But then Baldwin played his go-to homophobic card -- he's done it before -- tweeting that the reporter was "a toxic little queen." Baldwin continued, "If (sic) put my foot up your f***ing ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much."
So we gotta ask ...
Now THAT'S Funny!
2/20/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin has no intentions of apologizing to the black photographer he allegedly called a "coon" -- laughing at the mere suggestion he should say sorry.
Baldwin -- who has adamantly denied ever saying the slur -- was exiting his apartment in NYC earlier today when he was asked if he planned to apologize to the photog. Baldwin cackled at the notion.
As for Tracy Morgan saying Baldwin should apologize if he actually said the slur ... Baldwin was quick to point out the "if" in Tracy's statement ... "IF" being the operative word.
After Allegations of Racism
2/18/2013 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
New info on the audio tape of the confrontation between Baldwin and the Post photog. Sources tell us ... there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape. And, we're told, the initial story -- that Baldwin allegedly said "I want to choke you to death" -- is incorrect. We're told in fact Baldwin said, "I want you to choke to death," which is exactly what Baldwin claimed he said.
Alec Baldwin had a bizarre response when TMZ asked if he really did hurl a racial slur at a black photographer this weekend ... he smiled.
Baldwin just arrived at his NYC apartment -- which has now become a base for news reporters and photographers looking for a comment from the actor after he allegedly called a black photog a "coon" and threatened a female reporter this weekend ... something his people strongly deny.
Though Baldwin didn't say anything as he entered the building ... his reaction is definitely interesting.
Allegedly Threatens Reporter, Hurls Racial Slur at Photog
2/18/2013 6:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin was involved in another confrontation with the media ... after he allegedly threatened to choke a reporter to death and hurled a racial slur at a photographer.
Both Baldwin and the photographer for the New York Post, G.N. Miller, filed harassment claims against one another following the run-in.
According to the Post, the reporter Tara Palmeri, approached Baldwin while he was walking his dogs to ask him about a recent lawsuit against his wife Hilaria. The reporter says Baldwin responded by grabbing her by the arm and saying, "I want you to choke to death."
The Post says Palmeri played an audio recording of the threat to police.
Baldwin then turned the Post's photographer -- who they say is black and a retired detective with the NYPD's Organized Crime Control Bureau -- and allegedly called him "a coon," "crackhead" and "drug dealer."
The Post says Baldwin posted several tweets about the incident, one of which said, "Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came to my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post 'photographer' who assaulted me."
The tweets have been deleted.
Baldwin was involved in two confrontations with photographers last year just days apart -- on June 19 and June 29.
Alec Baldwin says the claim he hurled a racial slur "is one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life." Baldwin says it never happened.
As for what caused the explosion of tempers ... sources very close to Baldwin tell TMZ ... it all emanated from a story in the Post a few days back, reporting that Alec's wife was being sued by a student in her yoga class, claiming he was instructed to perform a dangerous move in an overcrowded class and was injured as a result.
Alec's sources say the actor was infuriated because the Post story did not give her side, even though they claim they had multiple conversations with the reporter, saying the class was not overcrowded and the injured man got special attention because he was being careless and even admitted the accident was his fault.
Sources close to Alec say he's the one who called the cops and lodged a harassment complaint against the Post photog. One Baldwin source denies Alec threatened to choke the photog, claiming he said, "I hope you choke to death."
6:55 AM PT -- Baldwin just tweeted using the official Alec Baldwin Foundation's Twitter handle -- saying, "I find it ironic that my foundation's last grant was $50,000 to the Arthur Ashe Learning Center."