Alec Baldwin apologizes for anti-gay slur

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:00am

 It's been a rough week for Alec Baldwin.

Not only did he give very emotional testimony against an accused stalker, but he then raised the ire of GLAAD after using an anti-gay slur he didn't realize was one.

According to TMZ, the "30 Rock" star chased after a photographer outside of his Manhattan apartment on Thursday and called the man a "c**ksucking f*g."

"Get away from my wife and the baby with the camera," Baldwin can be heard yelling on video taken of the incident. "What f***ing language you want that in?"

The incident occurred hours after Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin was found guilty of of stalking and harassing Baldwin. Following reports of what happened, the activist organization GLAAD expressed their disappointment on Twitter.

"Mr. Baldwin can't lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice," GLADD tweeted.

They later added via Twitter, "It's clearly time Mr. Baldwin listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs."

Baldwin responded with his own series of tweets.

"Anti-gay slurs are wrong," he said. "They not only offend, but threaten hard fought tolerance of LGBT rights. I'm grateful to all of the ppl I meet + hear from who recognize that I would never say something to offend my friends in the gay community."

He also said "1-Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c'sucker is an anti-gay epithet. In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary."

On Friday TMZ featured video of Baldwin asking his male hairdresser if he thought he was a homophobe to which the stylist jokingly responded "Yes. Big time."
 

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