Yesterday, Alec Baldwin was caught on camera allegedly calling a photographer a “cocksucking fag.” Today, Anderson Cooper responded to the comments, calling Baldwin’s explanations for the incident “so ridiculous they are funny.”
Baldwin has denied using the f-word and instead claims he said “fathead.” In a tweet yesterday, the 55-year-old actor/professional tantrum thrower said: “Acoustic analysis proves the word is fathead. Fathead.”
He also insisted that he is not homophobic, claimed to have gay friends, accused TMZ of being out to “bury him,” and even went so far as to suggest he is the victim of an attack by conservatives.
We predicted the actor would release some sort of half-hearted apology and, sure enough, he has. This morning he tweeted: “Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c’sucker is an anti-gay epithet. In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary.”
And that’s when Anderson Cooper stepped in.
This morning, the silver fox tweeted: “Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?”
He then added: “Just read Alec Baldwin’s latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny.”
Another Twitter user argued that while Baldwin may be an “idiot,” he has the “right to say” whatever he wants.
Cooper replied: “I never suggested he had to apologize. He can say whatever he wants, but then why repeatedly lie about it afterwards?”
Baldwin and Cooper, of course, have a history of not getting along. In June, Baldwin called a British journalist a “toxic little queen.” He later apologized, but Anderson Cooper was still angry. “Why does#Alec Baldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a ‘queen’ they would be vilified,” he tweeted at the time. Baldwin then accused Cooper of using him to gain more credibility with the gay community.
It remains to be seen how Baldwin will respond to Cooper’s latest dig. If he learned anything from last time, he’ll avoid his Twitter account and go into hiding for a while. But somehow we don’t think that’s going to happen.