Alec Baldwin Twitter Rant Apology: George Stark & Daily Mail Attack Was Not 'Homophobia,' He Says
on Jun 29, 2013 01:46 PM EDT
Alec Badlwin apologized to GLAAD for his latest Twitter rant that some interpreted as homophobic.
"My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail has absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone's sexual orientation," he wrote in a letter to GLAAD. "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."
The letter, which was posted on the New York City-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group, also included, "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."
GLAAD accepted the actor's apology stating that he has a history of supporting the LGBT population and working towards the community's equality.
Baldwin's rant came after the Daily Mail journalist accused his wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin of tweeting during actor James Gandolfini's funeral on Thursday. The journalist said that Baldwin's wife was tweeting about her wedding plans.
The 55-year-old defended his wife by saying that she left her phone in the car and went on to call Stark a "toxic little queen."
His wife also spoke on her husband's behalf and explained that his actions were in no way a target against the LGBT community.
"Almost all of my best friends are gay... I would have NEVER married a homophobic man. Hear my husband out on his meaning of the word 'queen,'" she wrote on her Twitter on Friday.
She continued the conversation on Saturday and tweeted, "It wasn't twitter's fault - it was poor journalism & libel. "Reporters" write untrue articles w no repercussions."
However, this wouldn't be the first time that the actor attacked a journalist. In 2012, the actor was accused of punching a photographer from The New York Daily News for trying to photograph the couple after obtaining their marriage license.
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