Alec Baldwin: Star apologises for “homophobic” comments and reveals his talk show has been taken off air The actor was allegedly caught on video yesterday shouting a homophobic obscenity at a photographer in a New York street

The actor was allegedly caught on video yesterday shouting a homophobic  obscenity at a photographer in a New York street

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has apologised for making “homophobic” comments  and revealed his talk show has been taken off air.

The  actor was allegedly caught on video yesterday shouting a homophobic  obscenity at a photographer in a New York street.

The alleged incident took place after a women  was jailed earlier this week for stalking and harassing him and his wife,  CBS News reports.

In a statement published on the MSNBC website, Baldwin said he “did not  intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words but clearly I have – and  for that I am deeply sorry.”

“What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was  offensive and unacceptable.”

The actor said behaviour like his “undermines hard-fought rights that I  vigorously support” and said he understood that his show, Up Late with Alec  Baldwin will be taken off the schedule that night and next week.

“I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc –  both for my actions and for distracting from their good work,” he said.

Sky News quotes Rich Ferraro, of Gay rights group GLAAD, saying: “Mr Baldwin  can’t lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in  practice.

“It’s clearly time he listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and  allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs.”

 

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