Alec Baldwin Suspended From MSNBC After Anti-LGBT Slur
The actor's MSNBC show has been pulled from the air for the next two weeks.
MSNBC announced Friday that "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" had been pulled from the network's schedule for the next two weeks, following the actor's calling a photographer either a "cocksucking fag" or a "cocksucking fathead," as Baldwin maintained on Thursday.
The actor posted a message of apology on MSNBC.com:
I would like to address the comments I made this past week.
I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand "Up Late" will be taken off the schedule for tonight 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. Again, please accept my apology.
MSNBC did not respond to BuzzFeed's request for comment.