Alec Baldwin Backpeddles on Language; Asks for Family Privacy in Wake of Photographer's Insult
Though he just released an official statement apologizing for his words, Alec Baldwin seems to insist he never said the F-word in his blog on The Huffington Post on Saturday (November 16).
Allegedly having called a paparazzo a "c*cksucking f*g," the "30 Rock" star offered a couple of "clarifications" beginning with "One is that I never used the word f*ggot in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me. What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear. But I can assure you, with complete confidence, that a direct homophobic slur (or indirect one for that matter) is not spoken."
Later, he adds, "My friends who happen to be gay are baffled by this. They see me as one who has recently fought for marriage equality and has been a supporter of gay rights for many years."
In the post, he also laments that the hard work done by his colleagues at MSNBC may go to waste as his show's future is uncertain.
Hoping to rebuild his reputation, the 55-year-old notes, "Oddly, my foundation has donated over $11 million of a projected $15 million from revenue from my recent Capital One ads. Many people don't know that and when informed actually find it hard to believe."
In conclusion, Alec urges, "Two requests. Don't allow my problem to be MSNBC's problem. They are good people who work hard at a job, just like many of you. And two, please respect the privacy of my wife and family. If you have an opinion of me, then express it. Think what you like. But I ask that my wife, who I care about more than words can say, and both my children, be left out of this."