Actor Alec Baldwin has apologized for
using an anti-gay slur.
claims Baldwin called a photographer outside his apartment a
“cocksucking fag” before getting into his car.
Baldwin denied the claim, saying
he said “cocksucking fathead.”
GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro responded
in a statement to TMZ.com: “Mr. Baldwin can't lend his support for
equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice.”
Baldwin apologized in a series of
“Anti-gay slurs are wrong. 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.”
Five hours later, he added: “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.”
If this sounds familiar, that's because
Baldwin made headlines earlier this year when he called a tabloid
reporter a “toxic little queen” in a tweet.