Alec Baldwin: Homophobe Or Just A Really Angry Guy?
Just one day after unleashing one of the most memorable rants in the history of Twitter, Alec Baldwin took some time out of his day today to apologize—not to the actual target of his venomous rage but to the gay community for using some insults that many considered homophobic. As a longtime fighter for gay rights, he apparently didn’t mean any harm but was just seething with anger and interested in sticking the knife inside his opponent in anyway he could.
Here’s a copy of the actual apology letter he fired off to GLAAD, as per Fox News…
"My ill-advised attack on George Stark...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. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize."
The drama in question began yesterday when Baldwin caught wind of an article in The Daily Mail that accused his wife of sending out tweets during James Gandolfini’s funeral. He quickly responded with a torrent of Tweets referring to the writer as a “queen” and alleging he’d both fuck him up and make sure and tweet at his funeral. Almost immediately after they were sent, Baldwin apparently had a change of heart and deleted his Twitter account, which he’s done before.
While many saw Baldwin’s anger is yet another example of him flying off the handle without thinking of the public relations element, others have spotted far more nefarious intentions. TMZ, in particular, isn’t buying his explanation for what happened at all. The outlet has lashed out at him several times since yesterday, straight up calling him a “homophobe” and a “liar”.
On the one hand, it’s easy for me to see why some people are so unwilling to forgive Baldwin. He is the one who decided to take his rant in that direction, particularly when he told the reporter he would stick his boot up his ass if he wasn’t so sure the other man would like it. He could have said damn near anything else, but he went for that particular language. On the other hand, however, I personally think men are more defined by their actions than their words, and Baldwin has always been defined by the fact that he's sometimes a really angry guy. He rants and raves about reporters and photographers and occasionally, allegedly even swings at them, but during his calmer moments, he also fights for leftist causes and donates money to politicians who, in turn, fight for gay rights.
What do you think? Is Baldwin a homophobe or just an angry guy who got mad and didn’t pick the best words? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
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