NEW YORK — MSNBC and Alec Baldwin say they are ending the actor’s talk show, which was suspended for two weeks after the actor used an anti-gay slur against a photographer in a New York City street.
MSNBC said it was a “mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”
Baldwin’s Friday night talk show, “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” was only a few episodes old before he was videotaped using the epithet.
TMZ posted a video of the incident where Baldwin allegedly called the photographer a “cocksucking fag.”
Baldwin later insisted on Twitter that he actually called the photographer a “fathead.”
Article continues belowBut in a statement on MSNBC’s website, Baldwin wrote that he “did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have — and for that I am deeply sorry.”
Baldwin later tweeted that he was unaware the term he used was offensive to gays.
Earlier this year, Baldwin was criticized for a series of gay slur-like tweets against a Daily Mail reporter who he called “toxic little queen.” He later apologized and said the attack had “nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation.”