Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Baldwin apologises to NY gay group

Alec Baldwin said his tweets did not have anything to do with "issues of anyone's sexual orientation'

Alec Baldwin has apologised to a New York City-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group for a series of tweets that could be interpreted as homophobic.

Baldwin's messages were directed at a newspaper reporter who accused his wife of tweeting during the funeral for the former star of The Sopranos James Gandolfini.

Baldwin says in a letter to GLAAD posted on its website on Friday that his tweets did not have anything to do with "issues of anyone's sexual orientation".

The former 30 Rock star says he has done political work with marriage equality groups and insists he would not advocate violence against someone for being gay.

GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro says Baldwin's language was improper and his tweets didn't reflect his "history of actively supporting LGBT equality".

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