Alec Baldwin apologizes for Twitter rant

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The 30 Rock actor got into a rage against a journalist who had criticized his wife’s attitude at the funeral of James Gandolfini, who died in Italy, Rome last week.

The Daily Mail’s George Stark claimed that Baldwin’s wife Hilaria had tweeted and retweeted messages while the couple was attending the religious service.

Stark’s article read: “The pregnant yoga instructor’s social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the Sopranos star’s friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church.”

Famous for his fiery temperament, Baldwin expressed his anger on his Twitter account that he has since deleted.

The first tweet read, “Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral.”

“George Stark, you lying little b—-h. I am gonna f%#@ you up,” the actor wrote.

“My wife and I attend a funeral to pay our respects to an old friend, and some toxic Brit writes this f—ing trash.”

But that wasn’t all as he started making homophobic comments.

“(I’d) put my foot up your f—king ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” Baldwin tweeted.

“How much of this s— are people supposed to take? With these f—king blatant lies EVERY DAY,” he continued.

“My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friends funeral. Now, f—k this twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth.”

Hilaria also raised her voice on Twitter: “FYI I don’t believe in bringing phones into a funeral and I never did and I never would.”

The New York Daily News reports that Hilaria left her phone in the couple’s car before the funeral and that the tweets were sent during their ride home.

The actor has since issued a statement, apologizing for the Twitter rants.

“My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation,” he said in a statement 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. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize.”

One of the actor’s angry tweets read, “I don’t have a publicist anymore. I fired them.”

However, his publicist, Matthew Hiltzik, claims he still represents the actor, and sent a statement on his behalf to the Huffington Post:

“It is disgraceful that this reporter manufactured a story and never called for comment or explanation — especially when it needlessly diverted attention away from a day to honor the memory of a beloved figure like Mr Gandolfini.”

The actor also commented the situation in a chat with Gothamist.

“The idea of me calling this guy a ‘queen’ and that being something that people thought is homophobic…a queen to me has a different meaning,” Baldwin said. “It’s somebody who’s just above. It doesn’t have any necessarily sexual connotations…I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny. It doesn’t have to be a definite sexual connotation, or a homophobic connotation. To me those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them.”

“I’m not interested in offending anyone,” he said. “If homosexuality was an issue for me, I would have moved out of New York years ago. I find that laughable.”

Alec and Hilaria are expecting their first child, a little girl, this summer.