Alec Baldwin has the tendency to put his foot in his mouth quite often, and he tends to do it publicly. It’s sort of embarrassing for everyone involved – even those of us just watching – but he always apologises in the end. Not that that makes it any better – but at least he knows he’s a mess and doesn’t say shit like “I is who I is and I’m not changing”. At the end of the day, he’s a pretty cool dude.
In any case, his latest apology is to GLAAD for referring to reporter George Stark a “toxic little queen” and threatening to fuck him up when he claimed that Alec’s wife Hilaria was tweeting throughout James Gandolfini’s funeral. He also wrote: “If put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.” Ouch. He later deleted his Twitter account.
Of course people got their panties in a twist about this – particularly GLAAD – but Alec insists he’s not at all homophobic. Here’s the text of his apology, which was posted on GLAAD’s website:
“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.”