Alec Baldwin Assures Support of Gay Community to GLAAD
GLAAD reports that Alec Baldwin issued a statement today apologizing for his behavior on Twitter yesterday, June 27, when he used anti-gay slurs in response to a Daily Mail article about his wife's actions at James Gandolfini's funeral service Thursday morning.
"My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone's sexual orientation," Baldwin wrote to GLAAD. "My anger was directed a 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."
Baldwin went on to say: "I have worked, periodically, with numerous marriage equality organizations, especially over the past couple of years, to achieve the very rights that gay couples are earning by recent court decisions. I would not advocate violence against someone for being gay and I hope that my friends at GLAAd and the gay community understand that my attack on Mr. Stark in no way was the result of homophobia."
Read the original report, including GLAAD's reply, here.
Baldwin has been active in the Fight Back NY campaign for marriage equality alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He also appeared in a guest role on Will & Grace and played a gay character in off-Broadway's 2006 revival of Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
He recently appeared on Broadway in Orphans and has also taken the stage in Twentieth Century, Short Talks on the Universe, A Streetcar Named Desire, Serious Money and Loot, as well as off-Broadway's South Pacific, Macbeth and Prelude to a Kiss. Baldwin is well known for his portrayal of 'Jack Donaghy' on NBC's 30 Rock and will next appear on the big screen in Caught Stealing.