Just when you thought Alec Baldwin couldn't get any more hateful, the ever-reasonable, even-keeled actor is blaming his MSNBC show's cancellation on his anger issues, for which he will soon be seeking treatment. Just kidding! He blamed the gays.
He again denied that he called that photographer a "fag," saying "I dispute half the comment I made" (which kind of sounds like he's saying he made the entire comment, but okay, Alec). He did acknowledge that "I have to take some responsibility for [his show's cancellation] myself."
But not too much! He says:
But you've got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they're out there, they've got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show.
(Sullivan, who did not respond to a request for comment, has been very vocal about his feelings regarding Baldwin. Ferraro, GLAAD's VP of communications, told Joe.My.God: "I consider GLAAD's campaigns to end the Boy Scout of America's ban on gay scouts, raise national visibility of the violence and inequality facing transgender people, and battling for marriage equality to be among my 'greatest triumphs.'")
Baldwin also denied that he tried to kick a woman with cancer out of a makeup room so he could have it all to himself, as the New York Post reported. Actually, he's only denying the part about knowing she had cancer: "And the woman using that dressing room, I was told she's allergic to some chemical, no one ever ever ever said to me that somebody had cancer, and I never said 'I don't give a fuck..."
You'll notice that he didn't deny the part about kicking her out of the room.
Oh, and he said that he did not demand a humidifier. He "asked for humidification." Which is somehow different, I guess.
Finally, Baldwin decided to throw his former MSNBC co-worker Martin Bashir under the bus, too, saying "Martin Bashir's on the air, and he made his comment on the air!"
Anyway, Gothamist is promising more of its Alec Baldwin interview will be posted tomorrow, which is just fantastic.
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