Actor Alec Baldwin, 55, apologized after using homophobic smirch in a Twitter rant.
A British reporter said that Hilaria Thomas, wife of Baldwin, tweeted about TV appearances and wedding presents on Thursday while attending the funeral of James Gandolfini. Baldwin denied that allegation and took Twitter to threaten that reporter with violent words including homophobic slur. According to him, his wife posted those tweets after the New York City service.
The actor has disabled his Twitter account after the rant. However, his wife tried to explain the matter on her Twitter account. She said on Thursday that the retweet of a post shows the time when the first person posted it.
One of Baldwin’s representatives also confirmed that Thomas did not use Twitter during the service of Gandolfini. The rep called the matter of fabricating a story about the funeral service of a beloved figure disgraceful. He also said that Thomas left her cellphone in the car. So, it was not possible for her to tweet during the service.
Though the rep did not explain anything about the homophobic nature of Baldwin’s rant, the actor explained the matter to GLAAD. He said that violent verbal rant had no connection to the sexual orientation of anyone. He said that the target of his anger was only George Stark for publishing false information about his wife. By calling himself as an activist against homophobia, he also apologized to people for his slur.
Baldwin recently promoted the credit cards of Capital One Bank through a series of television ads. The company did not release any statement regarding the Twitter rant of Baldwin. However, Media Research Center’s vice president of business and culture Dan Gainor said that Baldwin’s tweets would unlikely to bring any impact on his endorsement deals.
However, this was not the first time when Baldwin involved himself in an online tirade.