After verbally attacking a Daily Mail reporter, Alec Baldwin has apologized for the language he used.
George Stark, reporter for the Daily Mail reported that Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria was actively tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. Baldwin took to Twitter to defend Hilaria, insulting Stark in the process.
The report Stark wrote had information about Hilaria’s Twitter account, including, “The pregnant yoga instructor’s social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the Sopranos star’s friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church…messages included a request for ideas about wedding anniversary presents and promotional notes about her upcoming appearance on the Rachael Ray show.”
In response, Baldwin tweeted, “Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral,” quoted by the Hollywood Reporter. He also used many expletives in further tweets, including “I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen…”
On his usage of the word “queen,” Baldwin began catching accusations of using gay slurs. When he apologized, he addressed the issue in a statement toward GLAAD. The Hollywood Reporter quoted his apology, “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.”
Baldwin deleted his Twitter account shortly after his rant directed to Stark. The original report Stark wrote has also been removed from the Daily Mail website.