Alec Baldwin’s gay bashing Twitter rant has conservative activists requesting Capital One drop him, comparing sanctions to Paula Deen’s after use of N-word
Although the actor has released a statement saying ‘as someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize,’ it isn’t enough. Conservative and gay-conservative activists want the credit card company to end their deal with him.
By Zayda Rivera / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, July 7, 2013,
Dan Gainor of the conservative Media Research Center thinks Baldwin won’t receive similar sanctions to Deen — because he is a liberal.
Now conservative activists are rallying against the 55-year-old actor to have him stripped of his Capital One endorsement deal denying him the right to ever ask “What’s in your wallet?” again.
“It’s still a free country and Alec Baldwin can do as much gay bashing as he likes on Twitter, but it’s hard to understand why Capital One would choose to publicly condone his homophobia by keeping Baldwin on as its spokesman,” John Hawkins from RightWingNews.com told Breitbart.com. “If Capital One is not going to do the right thing, then Capital One doesn’t deserve our business.”
Jimmy LaSalvia, a gay conservative strategist and GOProud co-founder who works with Hawkins added, “We urge all Americans to ask themselves, ‘What’s in your wallet?’ We hope they will reject Alec Baldwin’s homophobia by cutting up those Capital One cards in their wallets.”
The bid to the credit card company to sever ties with Baldwin or boycott against them comes after the star sent a statement of apology for his comments to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
“My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation,” Baldwin wrote Friday. “My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service.”
‘My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation,’ Baldwin wrote Friday in statement of apology to GLAAD. ‘My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service.’
His online rant against Stark came after the reporter claimed Bladwin’s wife, Hilaria, was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s memorial service, which was later reported as inaccurate.
“[I’d] put my foot up your f—ing ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” the actor tweeted shortly after the Daily Mail’s article was published. “I’m gonna find you George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f–k you … up.”
Additionally he called out to recruit “all my followers and beyond to straighten out this f—king little b–ch, George Stark.”
Baldwin later deactivated his ABFoundation Twitter account for which he sent the homophobic tweets from and told Vanity Fair he would “never” reactivate it again.