Alec Baldwin has explained that his rant against a reporter for writing a false story about his wife had absolutely nothing to do with the gays – who we must admit are always looking for any opportunity to blast anybody for being ‘homophobic’. The 30 Rock star had thrashed a Daily Mail reporter George Stark earlier today on Twitter for erroneously writing that his wife Hilaria had been tweeting during the burial of The Sopranos star James Gandolfni in New York. Baldwin had called the reporter a ‘toxic little queen’ and ‘lying little b***h’, threatening to ‘f***[him] up’ and ‘put my foot up your f***ing a**… but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.’
As you would expect, Alec was blasted by gay rights groups and ‘homophilic’ media outlets for his ‘homophobic’ rant, but in a statement released to one of the gay rights groups named GLAAD, Alec explained that they got it all wrong.
‘My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation. My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service.’ Alec said in the statement.
He also explained to media outlet Gothamist:
‘Number one, I’m never going to apologize for defending my wife, ever. ‘Number two, 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. This guy could blatantly lie, I mean blatantly lie about my wife on the internet and there are just no rules that apply to him, but that’s outrageous to me. ‘If what I said offended everybody, that obviously wasn’t my intention. I’m not interested in offending anyone. If homosexuality was an issue for me, I would have moved out of New York years ago. I find that laughable.’
Alec has since closed down his Twitter account, and it’s unlikely that he will ever return.
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