Alec Baldwin -- who spewed a few graphic homophobic tweets at a British newspaper reporter who said his wife had tweeted during James Gandolfini's funeral Thursday -- has apologized to GLAAD (the nation's one truly effective watchdog for homophobia in the media).
"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. Many Thanks, Alec Baldwin."
GLAAD accepted the apology. (Maybe Paula Deen should have apologized too?) Another question: Has Baldwin damaged his many corporate ties, including with Capital One MasterCard, or was this apology designed to avoid further damage?