Baldwin apologizes for anti-gay language on Twitter, GLAAD responds

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After Actor Alec Baldwin name-called a Daily Mail journalist a “toxic little queen” wishing to “fuck…him…up,” he apologized to GLAAD in an open letter.

My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation,” Baldwin said on his website. “My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize.

I have worked, periodically, with numerous marriage equality organizations, especially over the past couple of years, to achieve the very rights that gay couples are earning by recent court decisions. I would not advocate violence against someone for being gay and I hope that my friends at GLAAD and the gay community understand that my attack on Mr. Stark in no way was the result of homophobia,” the actor continued.

In his dispute with Stark, Baldwin urged his followers to “straighten out this fucking little bitch.”

Stark accused Baldwin’s wife of tweeting smoothie recipes and a wedding anniversary message during actor James Gandolfini’s funeral.

Baldwin’s tweets escalated to violent and homophobic as he wished to “put [Baldwin’s] foot up [Stark’s] fucking ass as he’s sure he’d dig it too much.”

GLAAD later responded to Baldwin’s open letter.

”Alec Baldwin is making it clear that the intent behind his tweets does not excuse his language, especially at a time when there were 11 incidents of violence against gay men in New York City just last month,” said GLAAD Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro in a press release. “As we all work to end such senseless acts of violence, allies like Baldwin are right to use these moments to reinforce support for the community and LGBT equality.”

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