When a sports figure or any other prominent person uses denigrating terms against LGBT Americans, there is usually a high price to pay. They are often suspended from play, fined or forced to publicly apologize to our community. For years we have demanded respect from celebrities, sports stars and public figures. This hard line has been crucial in teaching society that it is not appropriate to express horrific terms in public without penalty from your peers in society.
Words can do just as much damage as actions. Just ask LBGT children who are being bullied in school.
Unless, of course, you are Alec Baldwin. He seems to have received a pass from the community with his angry and ugly rants using f*g , c*cksucker and queen in the most hateful ways This MSNBC host did it yet one more time this week when he called a photographer on camera a 'c*cksucking f*g"
This behavior this week is not new. Months ago it was reported by TMZ.
But then Baldwin played his go-to homophobic card -- he's done it before -- tweeting that the reporter was "a toxic little queen." Baldwin continued, "If (sic) put my foot up your f***ing ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much."
After repeated using hateful anti-LGBT taunts to insult people your time has run out. Really don't care if you are on MSNBC with your very own show. Really don't care if you are stressed out. Could care less who you endorse for Mayor, Governor or President.
It is exactly because you are perceived as a liberal that the words especially cause pain. They send a message to young people that even Alec Baldwin calls people in public 'f*g' just like the kids in school call their classmates 'f*g'.
The time has come for us to stop ignoring Baldwin's hurtful and ugly rants at our expense. If we embrace your behavior because you are considered a liberal then we embrace real and ugly homophobia.
Baldwin needs help. He doesn't need us to turn our head the other way and pretend his actions weren't that bad or that they were justified His actions were appalling and should not be tolerated.
MSNBC should meet with him immediately and make sure Baldwin knows there are consequences for his behavior.