Alec Baldwin‘s show has officially been cancelled, with an MSNBC source telling the New York Post, “The decision has been made. He’s gone. The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”
Good riddance. The decision to first suspend, and then cancel Alec’s show came from the top executives over at NBC, after Alec’s homophobic rant went viral. He called a paparazzi a ‘c*** sucking f**’, and it wasn’t even the first time he had issued racist and homophobic statements at the paparazzi. Yes, they are paparazzi and they suck. But racism and homophobia is not an appropriate response, and Alec needed to face the consequences of his words.Alec is now speaking up about NBC’s decision to take his show off the air, explaining, “Showing a video in which I call someone a ‘cocksucking something’… you can’t really tell what I’m saying, and we live in a world in which the phrase ‘TMZ’s enhanced audio’ exists. ‘TMZ’s enhanced audio.’ I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. But you’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they’re out there, they’ve got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.”
He says he has to take responsibility, but then he blames the ‘fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy’. See, this is why Alec was fired in the first place: he can’t keep his mouth shut. He doesn’t know when to keep quiet, and his anger always, always gets the best of him. Now there’ll be an additional controversy over him blaming other people for his firing, and it’ll just go round and round until it eventually stops. The only way he can stop it for good is if he learns to keep his anger in check, regardless of how difficult that may be.