published Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Alec Baldwin apologizes to gay group for tweets

Actor Alec Baldwin arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actor Alec Baldwin arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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NEW YORK — 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 the former star of “The Sopranos,” James Gandolfini. Baldwin said 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 said he’s done political work with marriage equality groups and insisted he wouldn’t advocate violence against someone for being gay.

GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro said Baldwin’s language was improper and his tweets didn’t reflect his “history of actively supporting LGBT equality.”

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