Anderson Cooper is slamming Alex Baldwin for calling Daily Mail reporter George Stark a "toxic little queen" and "lying little b*tch" and then saying his rant was not homophobic in a statement to GLAAD.
The CNN host, who last year officially came out as gay, tweeted on Friday, "Why does#AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a ‘queen’ they would be vilified."
Cooper then retweeted a post from CNN producer Steve Krakauer, who quoted the part of Baldwin’s tirade against Stark which read, "[I'd] put my foot up your f**king ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much."
Krakauer’s tweet asked, "What does that mean, Alec?"
Baldwin, for his part, said he’s taking another hiatus from Twitter.
What do you think of Cooper’s take on the Baldwin incident?
Witchy do not find this amusing :
I have always liked Anderson Cooper for being a class act but I have gained tons of more respect for him for pointing to the obvious. Baldwin gets away with a lot of rudeness towards others. It is time for Baldwin to disappear and let others live their lives
Anderson Cooper is right. I'm sure that he's not really homophobic, but it doesn't mean he didn't use incredibly insulting language and say homophobic things. Everyone knows what "queen" means and he's not going to change the meaning for his benefit. If he wanted to make a point about George Stark believing he is "above" certain rules, then why didn't he use any other word that implies someone of high status? Prince, King, etc.... He didn't use a word that's gender appropriate because he wanted to make a point about Stark's sexual orientation. His bullshit defense also disregards other offensive things he wrote, as Anderson Cooper pointed out, and it's obvious to everyone that he was attacking Stark for his sexuality. Again, I don't think that necessarily makes him homophobic. I'm sure he doesn't physically or verbally gay bash the community as a whole; however, his insults to Stark were about Stark's sexuality. That was a mistake. I believe the same for Paula Deen. She may be ignorant and has done/said some pretty hurtful things, but her intention was probably not hateful towards the community. I've known real racists in my lifetime and they were a lot worse than some ignorant old woman. I've also known real homophobes, but sadly, they have sounded like Alec Baldwin in that message to George Stark.