Alec Baldwin on MSNBC Cancellation: GLAAD Spokesman and Andrew Sullivan ‘Killed’ His Show

Alec Baldwin on MSNBC Cancellation: GLAAD Spokesman and Andrew Sullivan 'Killed' His Show

Former “30 Rock” star says that “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy” helped take down his MSNBC show

Well, at least Alec Baldwin is accepting full responsibility for the demise of his MSNBC show.

Oh wait, maybe not so much….

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Baldwin, whose show “Up Late With Alec Baldwin” was terminated by mutual decision on Tuesday, following a backlash over his use of a homophobic slur, told Gothamist in an interview that “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy” — in particular, GLAAD vice president of communications Rich Ferraro and gay writer Andrew Sullivan — had “killed” his show.

While maintaining that he had not used the word “faggot” during his confrontation with a paparazzo earlier this year — Baldwin has said that he uttered “fathead” instead — the actor nonetheless singled out Ferraro and Sullivan for blame.

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“[I]f I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker'… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know,” Baldwin said. “But you've got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy — Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan — they're out there, they've got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.”

Baldwin admitted via his Twitter account that he shouldn't have used the word “cocksucker,” saying that Ferraro had told him it was an anti-gay slur.

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In a statement to TheWrap, Ferraro and GLAAD denied that playing any part in Baldwin's situation was among his greatest triumphs.

They also chided Baldwin for not using the incident to spark a teachable moment.

“I consider GLAAD's campaigns to end the Boy Scout of America's ban on gay scouts, raise national visibility of the violence and inequality facing transgender people, and battling for marriage equality to be among my ‘greatest triumphs,'” Ferraro and GLAAD said. “But if a teacher, coach, local radio show host, or parent realizes that anti-LGBT slurs are outdated and unacceptable because of this Baldwin issue, I guess we'll call it a win. Alec Baldwin‘s team has not been open to turning this incident into an opportunity for public education and that's unfortunate.”

  • Chandler

    Effing F********s.

  • Ron Merk

    Did anyone record what Alec actually said? And if so, has he been presented with the “evidence?” It's very easy to finger point, and clearly, Alec feels he's being “fingered” (no pun intended, okay…pun intended) by what he refers to as the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy, well, he should learn a lesson to watch what he says in the presence of witnesses. Clearly he comes from a generation that readily used the work cocksucker as a term of derogation. At the same time, it's not clear if he meant a woman or a man or both. I can't imagine Alec getting some great head from his sex partners and calling them cocksucker followed by an exclamation point and a scowl. Quite the contrrary. He probably congratulates them for their skill at oral sex, followed by a roll of the eyes and a gushing compliment.

  • Rex Rexmano

    Heaven only knows what Kim Bassinger went through…married to this douchebag???

  • AlexSW

    That Alec Baldwin is an arrogant, narcissistic, skirt-chasing dog is well known to his neighbors in the East Hampton/Amagansett area where he even takes over the pulpit at his church. Imagine this hate mongering out-of-control hypocrite waxing religious to a congregation that is literally rolling its eyes.
    30 Rock, MSNBC, announcing the program for the New York Philharmonic, co-hosting TCM with Robert Osborne, perching to his flock – is no one in control of this man? One word O V E R P O S U R E

  • Echhhh

    Alec Baldwin is right.

    This makes me support him and makes me loathe NBC even more.

    Everyone knows GLAAD is insufferable and a joke. Echhh!!! A couple of bullying loons forever seeking to promote themselves. Hypocrites.

  • Mark

    So they get mad when you call them cocksucking faggots now???

  • iamwhoiam

    Be on the look out. The word police are watching!!
    The way MSNBC gave Baldwin a “time out” over an incident that occured not at work, but during his personal time, was a bit much. He may even rethink his liberal views and become a conservative over this one.
    What Alec Baldwin reportedly said may have been tactless and offensive, but it is more of a reflection on himself and his temperment. Last time I checked, we still have freedom of speech in this country.

  • Sidney

    I LOVE IT!! Petty liberals harassing other petty liberals for not being petty enough!!

  • dannyjude63

    No he's not right. He's trying to say that he called the guy a “c***-sucking fathead”. Yeah,right.

  • Redsfanx

    A little anger management and Alec will be back.

  • Shifty Fellers

    I Like the way Baldwin referred to the “fundamentalist wing …”

  • Me Nyou

    Bunch of CO k Suh king Fa gg OTs!!!