The response to actor Alec Baldwin’s outrageous behavior toward a New York Post reporter and photographer Sunday morning has been fast and furious, but no one said it better than @CuffyMeh on Twitter: “Alec Baldwin sucks at Black History Month.”
New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith is furious over Baldwin’s alleged racist rant, saying the actor needs “anger management.”
TMZ reported Monday that Smith has called on Hollywood – “both TV & movie producers — to SUSPEND Alec Baldwin from all projects … in the wake of allegations he spewed a racist epithet at a NY [photographer].”
According to a New York Post report, Baldwin grabbed a Post reporter who asked him a question Sunday and told her, “I want you to choke to death.” He then turned his wrath on Post photographer G.N. Miller, who also is a retired New York City police detective, and allegedly called him “a coon,” “a crackhead” and a “drug-dealer” and made “disparaging remarks” about Miller’s mother.
“If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help,” Smith told TMZ. “In today’s modern age it’s a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race or origin.”
The article said Smith was planning to contact NBC, Baldwin’s employer, to ask the “network to push Baldwin into anger management courses.”
The backlash against Baldwin is also trending on Twitter, since Baldwin is a spokesman for Capital One.
Author Brad Thor tweeted Monday, “@BradThor If Alec Baldwin were a conservative, the hacks at @MSNBC would be covering his racism wall-2-wall.”
Baldwin’s cousin, Harriet, who has been blocked by Alec, tweeted, “@HarrietBaldwin @AskCapitalOne @CapitalOne Do you condone spokesperson Alec Baldwin’s racist language and threatening behavior? #AngerManagement”
Some comments from Twitter as reported by Twitchy:
”@rovibe71 ALEC BALDWIN RACIST MELTDOWN — Loony liberal calls black photographer a “coon”, “crackhead”, and “drug dealer”. http://nyp.st/Vqfwnq #p2”
“@LilMissRightie Alec Baldwin called his daughter a ‘pig’ & has now called an ex-cop a “coon” and “crackhead”. And liberals love this clown. Makes sense. #p2”
”@laissezfaire100 Why is racist Alec Baldwin’s a spokesman for Capital One? @AskCapitalOne”
”@rgorm27 #Alecbaldwin is a #racist #fraud. I hope #capitalone fires him.”
”@FloridaJayhawk If you don’t pay your Capital One credit card they send Alec Baldwin out to call you racist names.”