Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Show Suspended After Latest Homophobic Slur
Alec Baldwin's daughter, Ireland is coming to his defense today as the actor faces major backlash over his latest homophobic rant.
"Let my dad be!" Ireland tweeted. "My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist. We all say things we don't mean. What my dad said was WRONG, what my dad felt WASN'T."
Ireland is familiar with her father's explosive temper. Who can forget that notorious voicemail where he called her a "thoughtless little pig." She was 12.
Today's New York Daily News couldn't resist a dig, saying: " 'Little Pig' To The Rescue."
Baldwin was subdued today as he left his Manhattan apartment building.
MSNBC has suspended his new Friday night show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin for two weeks over the gay slurs, and may even cancel it.
Baldwin is facing a barrage of criticism from the gay community, including CNN's Anderson Cooper.
"Wow. Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?" tweeted Cooper.
Baldwin responded on The Huffington Post, denying that he's a homophobic bigot.
"My friends who happen to be gay are baffled by this. They see me as one who...has been a supporter of gay rights for many years," wrote Baldwin.
He added that he finds it "heartbreaking" that his show is off the air.
And that reporter Baldwin pushed around last week is speaking out.
On Friday, Baldwin shoved the New York Post's Kevin Fasick into a parked car and knocked his phone out of his hands.
Little did Baldwin know that Fasick is a former professional boxer. Fasick is now challenging Baldwin to a charity boxing match.
"Lets handle this like men. You challenge me to a street fight, and now here I am," said Fasick.