Alec Baldwin is widely regarded as a Swell Liberal Fella, despite the fact that he casually engages in racism and misogyny, thinks rape jokes are the tops, and has, on multiple occasions, screamed homophobic epithets at paparazzi. MSNBC recently gave him his own show, because of course they did.
He's currently on another apology tour, following his latest homophobic outburst, and yesterday he went on some garbage tech show, on which he was invited to "share his views on business largely because of his fictional role as a top General Electric Co. executive on the TV series 30 Rock and his role as a hard-charging salesman in the 1993 film Glengarry Glen Ross" (sure), where he did this shit:
Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur.Perfect.
"I want you to be my lover, Matt," Baldwin told a member of his entourage after asking him to stand up. "I love you, Matt. I love you in that way."
After the packed audience's laughter died down, Baldwin added that he has loved some men more than women during his life, although never in a sexual way.
So, to recap: Since being caught on camera screaming homophobic epithets at someone, Baldwin has: 1. Denied that he did and lied about what he said; 2. Asserted he can't be homophobic because he has a gay hairdresser; 3. Joked about wanting to fuck a dude, followed by a serious reassurance that he's straight, but totes loves some men more than women.
I have not watched MSNBC since they hired Alec Baldwin, and I will continue to not watch MSNBC as long as he is in their employ.