Alec Baldwin apologizes for hurling 'anti-gay epithet' at photographer
Alec Baldwin is admitting that he needs to adjust his vocabulary. The notoriously hotheaded actor got himself in trouble yet again for using a homophobic slur against a member of the media.
In a video posted on TMZ on Thursday, Alec Baldwin goes after two paparazzi he says are too close to his wife and child, calling one what sounds like "c**ksucking f*g."
But the actor claimed-- in a now deleted tweet-- that he said "fat head," according to TMZ. Either way, he was willing to apologize for at least some of his words.
"Anti-gay slurs are wrong. They not only offend, but threaten hard fought tolerance of LGBT rights," he wrote. "[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."
TMZ added that Baldwin threatened to sue their gossip website for suggesting he used an anti-gay slur.
His outburst comes five months after he had to apologize for using homophobic slurs to violently threaten a British reporter who said his wife Hilaria Thomas had tweeted about wedding presents and TV appearances during James Gandolfini's funeral.
"If put my foot up your f**king ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much," one of Baldwin's tweet read.
"I'm gonna find you George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna f**k you... up," he added.
Later Baldwin wrote the following apology to the the gay rights group GLAAD:
"My ill-advised attack on George Stark...had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone's sexual orientation. 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. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize."
Baldwin is no stranger to public tirades. He was thrown off an airplane in 2011 for refusing to turn his phone off while playing Words With Friends. And following a February altercation with a newspaper photographer, Baldwin reportedly made racist remarks, calling him a "coon" and a "crackhead."
“He was saying some serious racist stuff,” New York Post photographer G.N. Miller said at the time. “He said some choice words about my mother, and he was telling people in the street that I’m a drug dealer."
He also left a demeaning message on his daughter's answering machine calling her a "pig," a message that was later made public.
On Thursday, Baldwin won a nasty court battle against his stalker, who was sentenced to six months in jail.