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Alec Baldwin deletes new homophobic tweets

Alec Baldwin has removed potentially offensive Twitter posts directed at an aide to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

On Wednesday the 56-year-old 30 Rock actor engaged in a Twitter feud with Garrett Jackson, who served as an aide during Republican Mitt’s failed presidential campaign in the 2012 US election.

The war of words began when Garrett responded to one of Alec’s tweets about Above All Else, a documentary on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline system that runs through America and Canada.

“The film ABOVE ALL ELSE shows how oil, and Keystone in particular, destroy our lives,” the Hollywood star thoughtfully shared.

“Need to do a film on how you and Hollywood distort our lives," Garrett retorted.

Alec tweeted a reply referencing Garrett’s failure to win Mitt the title of United States Commander in Chief two years ago, having lost to President Barack Obama, before adding: "What lost cause you working on now Maybe a Newt Gingrich fashion line?"

"You're on your knees in that photo. What's up with that, Garrett?" Alec continued, referencing the default image on Garrett’s Twitter account, which sees him on bended knee next to a seated Mitt.

Garrett then brought up Alec’s MSNBC show, which was taken off the air last November after he became embroiled in controversy over another homophobic slur. He was captured on video allegedly calling a TMZ paparazzo a “c**ksucking f*g” under his breath.

"Come on! Being a homophob has gotten you in enough trouble (sic)," Garrett admonished, with Alec responding, "While you're on your knees, you can polish my Emmys.”

Alec has since deleted his exchange with the political aide.

Many homosexual rights groups have continued to voice their dismay over his gay slurs, but the star insisted in a 5,300 word essay published in New York Magazine February he supports the LGBT community.

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