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Alec Baldwin uses term ‘tranny,’ attacks Rachel Maddow and others in blistering article

Alec Baldwin uses term ‘tranny,’ attacks Rachel Maddow and others in blistering article

Alec Baldwin has penned a blistering magazine piece in which he says goodbye to public life asd laments being thought of as homophobic following a run-in with a photographer last November.

Despite the incident being captured by a TMZ camera, Baldwin denies calling the photographer a ‘cocksucking fag.’

In a New York Magazine piece scheduled to be published Monday and posted early online by Gawker, Baldwin tries to explain himself – exhaustively.

‘Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends. I’m doing Rock of Ages one day, making out with Russell Brand. Soon after that, I’m advocating with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon for marriage equality. I’m officiating at a gay friend’s wedding. I’m not a homophobic person at all. But this is how the world now sees me.’

In the seventh paragraph of the piece, Baldwin makes new mistakes.

He writes about an LGBTI group he met with in Hawaii shortly after the photographer incident and starts a sentence this way: ‘One young man, an F-to-M tranny … ‘

Tranny is considered an offensive term when referring to transgender people.

The trans man had asked if Baldwin was there to get dry-cleaned, like director Brett Ratner who stepped down as Oscars producer a few years back after using an anti-gay slur during a movie screening.

Baldwin writes: ‘ …I could do some mea culpa, write them a six-figure check, go to a dinner, sob at the table, give a heartfelt speech, beg for forgiveness. I thought to myself: Beg for forgiveness for something I didn’t do?’

‘I said, “No. I don’t want to get dry-cleaned. I don’t want to be decontaminated by you, Karen Silkwood–wise, scrubbed down. I want to learn about what is hurtful speech in your community. I want to participate in some programs about that. Or underwrite one. And then, like you, I just want to be left alone.’

Baldwin also has unflattering things to say about openly gay media personalities Anderson Cooper of CNN, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Harvey Levin of TMZ.

He is still angry with Cooper for calling him out for referring to a reporter as a ‘toxic little queen’ on Twitter.

Writes Baldwin: ‘In my rage, however, I called him a “toxic little queen,” and, thus, Anderson Cooper, the self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture, suggested I should be “vilified,” in his words.’ (The late Valenti was the longtime head of the Motion Picture Association of America which issues ratings to theatrical releases)

Baldwin believes Maddow had a hand in his being fired from MSNBC following the incident with the photographer.

‘I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does,’ he writes. ‘I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.’

But he is particularly bitter towards Levin, founder of celebrity gossip website TMZ.com.

‘Harvey Levin exists in his own universe,’ Baldwin writes. ‘He’s this kind of cretinous barnacle on the press. Levin told the world that that muffled sound on the video—Levin wanted everyone to know he knows what it is. You don’t know, and I don’t know, but Levin knows, and he tells the world that it’s “faggot.”’

‘I get angry, and I’ve said all sorts of things in anger, but I’d never use that word. Levin has so little regard for the truth.’