Did Alec Baldwin order a cancer patient ejected from his makeup room?
A published report says it happened as Baldwin was getting ready for his now-cancelled talk show Up Late on MSNBC.
Baldwin is said to have demanded a makeup room that was being used by a woman afflicted with cancer who was sensitive to hairspray. When Baldwin was told she was using the room, he reportedly had one of his notorious meltdowns.
"I don't give a (blank) if she has cancer or not, I want that (blank) makeup room," he was quoted as saying. [Source: New York Post]
Baldwin is denying the story, saying, "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 (blank)."
Baldwin is also speaking out about yesterday's official announcement that his low-rated show was being cancelled after just five airings following that homophobic slur at photographers outside his Manhattan apartment.
"You've got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy...they're out there. They killed my show," Baldwin said.
But he added, "I have to take some responsibility for that myself." [Source: Gothamist]
He specifically blamed Rich Ferraro, vice president of the gay rights group GLAAD as responsible for getting him fired.
Ferraro told INSIDE EDITION, "GLAAD was not responsible for getting Alec Baldwin fired. His words, and there were likely other factors that were responsible for the cancellation of the show. What we saw after he used anti-gay slurs was that, not only gay people were upset, but straight Americans were also upset."
CNN's Piers Morgan is defending Baldwin, saying, "Alec, you are welcome here any time and for what it's worth, I don't think you're a homophobe. It's been a ridiculous overreaction."