Alec Baldwin Apologizes to NY Gay Group for Tweets

The tweets were directed at a newspaper reporter

Saturday, Jun 29, 2013  |  Updated 9:14 AM EDT
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Alec Baldwin Apologizes to NY Gay Group for Tweets

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Actor Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin has apologized 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 James Gandolfini, the former star of "The Sopranos." Baldwin says in a letter to GLAAD posted on its website Friday his tweets didn't have anything to do with "issues of anyone's sexual orientation."

The former "30 Rock" star says he's done political work with marriage equality groups and insists he wouldn't 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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