Alec Baldwin, MSNBC End His Show in Gay Slur Fallout

Alec Baldwin, MSNBC End His Show in Gay Slur Fallout

Show went on hiatus after actor's homophobic comments

MSNBC and Alec Baldwin have agreed to end his short-lived talk show, “Up Late,” which went on hiatus after the actor made homophobic comments in a standoff with a photographer.

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“We are jointly confirming that ‘Up Late’ will not continue on MSNBC,” the actor and network said in a statement.

“This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” added MSNBC.

The show premiered Oct. 11, and has struggled in the ratings. Its days may have been numbered even before the actor's latest tirade.

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The Friday night show was taken off the air for two weeks after comments Baldwin called “offensive and unacceptable.”

“I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have — and for that I am deeply sorry,” Baldwin said in a statement, adding that he was trying to protect his wife and daughter outside his New York City home.

Video footage on TMZ caught the star calling a member of the paparazzi either a “c— sucking fag,” as the gossip site asserts, or a “c– sucking fathead,” as the actor maintains.

  • Rex Rexmano

    A piece of turd in a crappy network with no ratings. Why is this news?

  • Marc

    Should have never had the show in the first place. But them again, we're talking desperate MSNBC. Only good thing about them is Morning Joe.

  • Beth

    He is such a rude, thoughtless little pig!

  • SkipB

    I guess Hollywood's gay mafia considers Baldwin's use of gay slurs worse than Bashir's suggestion of brown and golden showers for Sarah Palin. Logical, if you think about it.

  • The Spirit Bear

    Did he really do anything wrong? He doesn't like paparazzi, he has a history of confrontations with them. They should know enough to leave him alone. He called someone a name, someone who was bothering him, I might do the same thing if I was in his shoes. What name he called him is immaterial, isn't it?

  • The Spirit Bear

    Here's an incident that happened recently: I pulled into a gas station, left my truck running, since it was still warming up, and went to the window to get cigarettes. Some yuppy was putting gas into his suv, I heard him say “Really? Really? Mumble mumble..” As I walked back to my truck, he mumbled something again, so I said “You talking to me?” He said “It's illegal to leave your truck running at a gas station.” I said “Ill eagle is a sick bird.” He repeated himself, twice, and I said “You know what? Why don't you go eat a dick.” and I got in my truck and left. Was that a ‘gay slur'? No. I don't know the idiot, nor his sexual orientation, nor do I care. I'm not homophobic, my cousin is gay, so what? I said the first thing that came to mind, because someone I don't know was invading my space when he should've been minding his business. Chances are Mr Baldwin felt the same way.