The Modern Family funnyman, who costarred with Baldwin in a 2010 video supporting marriage equality, says he's confused with Baldwin's supposed anti-gay phrase.
"Whether or not he said it or not, it [has] brought to attention that that's not to be said," Ferguson said in a recent interview with E.W. Radio (airing tomorrow). "It's not a good word. That's a no-no word."
"I have met him several times, and he's completely lovely, and certainly I know he's a supporter of marriage equality, so I was kind of confused by it all," Ferguson continued. "But I think he's a very talented actor, and I feel for him going though something that seems a little rough right now. Yeah, I didn't know it was such a big story until I came to New York. Like on the cover of The Post."
"Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?" Cooper said. "Just read Alec Baldwin's latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny."