Alec Baldwin releases statement following MSNBC suspending Late Night Show
Over the past several week’s Alec Baldwin’s life has been nothing short of chaotic. Not only has the popular actor had to launch a new Late Night program on MSNBC, he has also been appearing in court to help lock up his (now convicted) stalker.
While all of this has been going on he still has to deal with the paparazzi that seem to surround Baldwin and his family at all times. That’s the situation that Baldwin is currently in, though his actions over the last few weeks many feel have not been justified. Baldwin has been recorded using homophobic slurs, on camera, and it didn’t sit well with MSNBC or the media. His frequent tussles with the paparazzi are mounting up, and earlier today (Friday) MSNBC has suspended ‘Up Late With Alec Baldwin’ fora t least two weeks following Baldwin’s actions. Baldwin released this statement earlier today.
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.