Alec Baldwin was accused of using a gay slur again on Thursday, infuriating GLAAD as well as Anderson Cooper, who've both slammed the actor for calling a photographer a c***sucking f*****t.
However, Baldwin now insists he called the photographer a "fathead" and not a f****t, but he admits he did say c***sucker because he was unaware it was an insult against gays. Apparently, Rich Ferraro from GLAAD contacted Baldwin and told him the word was anti-gay, so the former Jack Ryan star went ahead and apologized for saying it.
1-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.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 15, 2013
But he's still sticking with the "fathead" claim.
Baldwin lashed out at a photographer outside his apartment in New York City yesterday, spewing the now-famous slurs. So GLAAD took to Twitter to slam Baldwin for his continued insults against gays and said it's time he stopped being so degrading while pretending to support equality.
Mr. Baldwin can’t lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice.— GLAAD (@glaad) November 14, 2013
It's clearly time Mr. Baldwin listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs.— GLAAD (@glaad) November 14, 2013
Anderson Cooper has also come out against Baldwin, although he was more upset by the fact that the temperamental 55-year-old keeps denying the anti-gay insults he clearly spits out every time he's approached by photographers.
"Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again," Cooper wrote on his personal Twitter account. "How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?"
Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) November 15, 2013
The famed TV reporter replied to another Twitter user who asked why Baldwin should apologize, saying that he's not suggesting he apologize and that he can say whatever he wants, but that he's peeved about him lying all the time after the fact.
.@trac5133 I never suggested he had to apologize. He can say whatever he wants, but then why repeatedly lie about it afterwards?— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) November 15, 2013
Cooper concluded, "Just read Alec Baldwin's latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny."
Just read Alec Baldwin's latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) November 15, 2013
This seemingly referred to Baldwin's claimed ignorance about the word c***sucker.
Meanwhile, Baldwin has reportedly attacked another photographer, only this time he didn't use any insults or gay slurs. In this latest incident, he actually shoved the paparazzo and sent his camera crashing to the ground when he knocked it out of his hand, TMZ claims. They actually have the whole incident on camera.
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