Is Alec Baldwin a homophobe? Maybe. Is he an asshole? ABSOLUTELY. In case you missed it, Baldwin once again lost his temper with a member of the paparazzi who tried to film Baldwin’s wife and child. At one point during his meltdown, he clearly says, “You cock-sucking f*gg*t,” which is obviously a homophobic thing to say, and also something that every Yankees fan on the planet has at one time called Alex Rodriguez.
As you’d expect, Anderson Cooper — as he did the several months ago, when Baldwin called a different member of the paparazzi a “toxic-little queen” — attacked Baldwin on Twitter.
And how did Baldwin try to lie his way out of this one? On Twitter, with tweets since deleted, Baldwin attacked the messenger saying, “If @TMZ asserts that I used an anti-gay epithet, I will sue them,” and then added, “Acoustic analysis proves the word is fathead. Fathead,” and then tried to smooth things over with this:
Oh, then obviously he’s all forgiven, right? Because there’s nothing wrong with a “cock-sucking fathead,” right?
Oh, wait? Maybe “cock-sucking” is offensive, too? Unless of course you’re Al Swearengen (in which case the insult is encouraged). What’s funny is that, Baldwin had to be told that “cock-sucker” is a homophobic word.
Oh, Alec. You and your publicist are not trying hard enough. The correct response is, “How can ‘cock-sucker’ be a homophobic term if it is referring to an act committed by two loving men? I love gays! I love cock-sucking! I was paying him a compliment! I was simply encouraging him to go home and enjoy another man’s penis in his mouth. In fact, just as soon as I finish with this tweet, I’m going to go suck a cock myself!!! We all should!”
Seriously, though: I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but is there not a tad of hypocrisy in the fact that Alec Baldwin is being attacked for saying something that Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and James Franco say in every single movie they make?
Alec Baldwin’s show on MSNBC, which had seen a precipitous drop in the ratings, returns tonight.