Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin simply needs to stay off of Twitter and he also needs to watch what he says and when he says it, especially when he is on one of his rants. After calling a British reporter a gay slur on the social media site, Baldwin says he is not a homophobe according to the New York Daily News on June 28.
The actor, who has vowed to quit Twitter, said his rant and use of the word “queen” to describe the reporter was not meant as a homophobic insult. Apparently the word “queen” has a different connotation for Baldwin who said “it’s somebody who’s just above.”
Just above what?
“It doesn’t have to be a definite sexual connotation, or a homophobic connotation,” Baldwin explained. “To me those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them.
Sounds like some Hollywood actors we may all know.
Baldwin says the online rant derived from the British reporter’s incorrect report that Baldwin’s wife was tweeting during the funeral of James Gandolfini who recently passed away last week. Baldwin then went off on him on Tweeter, not only calling him a “queen” but also using the following language that is viewed as gay slurs.
“(I’d) put my foot up your f–king ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.”
The 55-year-old actor has apologized for his threats and use of homophobic slurs and wrote the following to GLAAD:
“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.”
Alec Baldwin wasn’t being a homophobe, he was being something he thoroughly described and defined above. Mr. Alec Baldwin was being a “queen”, because clearing the rules didn’t apply to him, especially if he is someone who “fights against homophobia.”