After years in the spotlight, Alec Baldwin says goodbye to public life. After a no-go on his own talk show at MSNBC, and “attacks” from GLAAD, Harvey Levin and Anderson Cooper, Baldwin has had enough. Outlined reasons are throughout his 5000 word essay published in the latest issue of New York. The magazine hit the news stands today, and features Baldwin on the front cover.
Mostly, the essay stems from last November’s incident of Baldwin allegedly using a homophobic slur against a paparazzi. Here is an except, geared toward TMZ’s Harvey Levin:
Harvey Levin exists in his own universe. He’s this kind of cretinous barnacle on the press. Levin told the world that that muffled sound on the video–Levin wanted everyone to know he knows what it is. You don’t know, and I don’t know, but Levin knows, and he tells the world that it’s “faggot.”
In the recent video, you see me completely riled up and going after this guy and you hear me saying “c**ksucker” and then some bisyllabic word that sounds like “faggot”—but wasn’t. Still, it doesn’t matter. GLAAD comes after me and Anderson Cooper comes after me and Andrew Sullivan comes after me, all maintaining that I’m a hateful homophobe. All based on what Harvey Levin told them.
The full essay can be found here.