Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Show Suspended; Releases Official Apology
Giving a time out to the misbehaving host, MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin's talk show after using offensive language with a photographer on Thursday (November 14).
According to reports, the "30 Rock" star called a paparazzo a "c*cksucking f*g," though the actor originally alleged that he said "fathead" instead.
In response, MSNBC decided to pull "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" from his slot at 10:00pm on Friday and said it will not air next week either.
Apologizing for his actions, the 55-year-old released a statement saying, "I would like to address the comments I made this past week. 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. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand 'Up Late' will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week. I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc – both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology."