Alec Baldwin went on a Twitter rant early Friday morning after the Daily Mail published an article that said his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. Baldwin called out the reporter before shutting down his Twitter account.
“Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral. I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f––…you…up,” Baldwin said in a tweet.
He’s now apologizing for his comments and it’s focus is directly to the gay community. He made it known that his attack on the Daily Mail’s George Stark had “nothing to do with sexual orientation.”
The 55-year-old was obviously not having the best of days on Friday as he also tweeted that he fired his publicist due to the situation. The popular British tabloid paper got the best of Alec Baldwin, but he sent it right back through his series of furious tweets.
Here’s Baldwin’s statement, which he released through GLAAD.
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. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize.
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.
Many Thanks, Alec Baldwin.
The American actor has always shown his support for the gay community, and GLAAD’s VP of Communications, Rick Ferraro, seemed very please wit his apology. Ferraro went on to say in the post that he believes “ allies like Baldwin are right to use these moments to reinforce support for the community and LGBT equality.”
Do you accept Alec Baldwin’s apology after his Twitter rant on Friday morning?