Alec Baldwin


Alec Baldwin is speaking out (again) following more backlash from his gay slur controversy.

In a column for the Huffington Post, the 30 Rock star shot back at reports that he used a particular homophobic slur against a paparazzo--an event that led MSNBC to eventually suspend his talk show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin, for two weeks.

After reiterating again that he "never used the word f-ggot," during the incident, the actor went on to share his dismay about the suspension of his show, saying he's not sure if it will be back on air given the circumstances.

Alec Baldwin, Daughter


"Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now," Baldwin wrote. "My producers and I had a very enlightening and well-researched program prepared to air on November 22nd itself, dealing with John Kennedy's assassination. That show is off the air now. I am deeply apologetic to Ron Fried, who worked extremely hard with me on that show. It's heartbreaking to me that the show, meant to coincide with the actual anniversary, will not be aired that night."

The thesp also expressed his concern for the well-being of his wife Hilaria Baldwin and his daughter Carmen.

"I am concerned for my family," he continued. "In Bloomberg's New York, forty or fifty paparazzi are allowed to block streets, inconvenience homeowners, workers and shoppers, and make life miserable for my neighbors. Photographers have tripped and fallen on babies in strollers on my block. They have nearly struck my wife in the face with microphones. They provoke me, daily, by getting dangerously close to me with their cameras as weapons, hoping I will react."

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas


"When I do, the weapon doubles as a device to record my reaction," Baldwin went on. "And then, apparently, I lose every time."

"If quitting the television business, the movie business, the theatre, any component of entertainment, is necessary in order to bring safety and peace to my family, then that is an easy decision. This country's obsession with the private lives of famous people is tragic."

Baldwin asked that no one "allow my problem to be MSNBC's problem," and for everyone to "please respect the privacy of my family."

Baldwin's editorial comes a day after he apologized to GLAAD, after the organization informed him that "c—ksucking," which he audibly said in the released video, was also an anti-gay epithet.

The videotaped incident occurred earlier this week when Baldwin directed an anti-gay slur at a paparazzo who was taking pictures of him and his family.

(E! Online is a part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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