Alec Baldwin Fired Over Gay Slur: Report
His 'Up Late' show at MSNBC has been canceled
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2013 1:21 PM CST
Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York Nov. 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Alec Baldwin is reportedly out at MSNBC thanks to his recent anti-gay controversy. Insiders at the network tell Page Six that parent company Comcast decided to cancel Up Late With Alec Baldwin after the actor allegedly hurled an anti-gay slur at a photographer (and then tried to smooth things over by making a gay joke). Oh, and also, he wasn't a great co-worker: He allegedly demanded to use a separate make-up room, even though an employee with cancer is currently using it because she's sensitive to hairspray. When denied, he allegedly responded by yelling, "I don’t give a f--- if she has cancer or not, I want that f---ing makeup room." His spokesman confirms the show "is not coming back."

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Brianna E
Dec 5, 2013 2:06 PM CST
They say it was over the slur, but seriously who doesn't expect this out of Alec Baldwin. It's like having a child and expecting it to never cry. If Alec Baldwin isn't screaming slurs and throwing a temper tantrum there's something wrong. Google: "Alec Baldwin anger issues", there is even a video where he talks about it. I bet this decision was more about poor ratings and either this is a way to get out of a contract, or they're riding this out in the media to keep MSNBC in the headlines. Anyone ever watch Baldwin's show? I'm betting most people haven't, there's a reason for that.
Dec 5, 2013 6:28 AM CST
The underlying mistake is the assumption that people in the public eye are blessed with good character, above average intelligence, etc. The truth is that people are people -- good, bad, or indifferent -- no matter what their economic status or job description is. Alec Baldwin evidently falls into that broad category of folks who have a disordered mind, and a bad case of foot in mouth disease.
Ezekiel 25:17
Nov 27, 2013 8:08 PM CST
I have changed my tune about him a lot through time. I don't go along with his politics but respect him as a person. You have to look at him through context. Someone wanted close pics of his kids sitting in the back of a limo. He flew off the handle. And like a lot of people have already pointed out, he's in a liberal profession. For him to truly be anti-gay, it would be like being a Jew at a Jehovah's Witness convention.