Alec Baldwin addresses homophobic tweets
"30 Rock" actor Alec Baldwin has apologized for a series of graphic, homophobic tweets directed at Daily Mail writer George Stark, who erroneously reported that Baldwin's wife had been tweeting during the funeral of "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini. In a letter posted on GLAAD's Web site, Baldwin attempts to clarify that his rant had "nothing to do with issues of anyone's sexual orientation":
My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail 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.
I have worked, periodically, with numerous marriage equality organizations, especially over the past couple of years, to achieve the very rights that gay couples are earning by recent court decisions. I would not advocate violence against someone for being gay and I hope that my friends at GLAAD and the gay community understand that my attack on Mr. Stark in no way was the result of homophobia.