Outside his apartment this morning, Alec Baldwin and his family were swarmed by paparazzi, as they often are. Baldwin became irate and chased them away, as he often does. Then he directed a gay slur at one of them — in this case, ”cock-sucking fag” — as he often does.
In 1992, Baldwin called a horse-drawn-carriage driver a “faggot” for supporting the expansion of carriage rides outside of Central Park. In September of 2011, Baldwin referred to a Starbucks barista as an “uptight queen.” In June of 2012, Baldwin called Daily News editor-in-chief Colin Myler an “English Queen.” In June of 2013, Baldwin called Daily Mail journalist George Stark a “toxic little queen” who would “dig it” if Baldwin stuck his foot up his ass.
Baldwin will probably apologize for his latest bout of gay-slur Tourettes. He may point to his advocacy on behalf of marriage equality and insist that calling someone a fag has nothing to do with homophobia. And sure, we’d bet that Baldwin doesn’t actually have anything against gay people. But he obviously does have a troubling knee-jerk tendency to use homophobic slurs when he gets angry. That’s something he should probably work on fixing if he wants to sit with the cool kids in the MSNBC cafeteria.
Update: Baldwin, as he often does, is denying he said something homophobic. Specifically, he’s arguing against the “fag” part, to say nothing of “cock-sucking”:
Update, 6:35 p.m.: GLAAD National Director of News Ross Murray is sad: