This is a rush transcript from "The Five," June 28, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
Alec Baldwin threatened a British writer who reported that his wife was tweeting at the funeral for James Gandolfini.
Rather than let it go, Baldwin Tweeted death threats and homophobic slurs--calling the writer a toxic little queen.
Then, he shut his account down.
That's 3 times now.
He's pulled that plug more than Kevorkian at a rest home.
So, yeah, Alec's a pig who relishes shaming others while behaving in a way that would make a corpse blush.
But even a pig can find a truffle. And Alec may be right--his wife's Tweets might not have been published during the funeral.
But the gay slur?
I see Alec in a lot of bank commercials. Does he deserve a pass by Capitol One?
The way Paula Deen did not? Her slur was decades ago--his, however is as pungent as a soiled diaper,
And so fresh after a victory for gay marriage.
But more important. What's become of us? Alec throws a Twitter tantrum, knee deep in his sixth decade--
Has 60 become the new 12--the reverse maturity of the modern male that turns all of us into mean girls at a slumber party?
Men in Hollywood these days are either beta males or babies.
Worse, in the past week, we've heard the n-word, creepy ass cracker and little queen--words that offend every group.
Hooray---I guess. We're all equal.
Maybe it's time to give up trying to shame every slur, and celebrate imperviousness.
Forget black, white, gay or straight--a thick skin is something we all could have in common.
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