London Guardian-News media in US will not attack Alec Baldwin since he is one of their own-Unfair news media in US is wide spread
Can you hear it? The stampede of Hollywood actors scrambling to condemn Alec Baldwin? The cacophony of icy tweets and acidic statements snarled by publicists like demented pantomime horses? That din of Tinseltown turning inwards when, in a rare fit of righteousness, of actually believing in something real and heartfelt and important, it stands up, en m#$%$e, to one of its own?
No? That'll be because there is no sound. Put a gl#$%$ to your ear, press it up against the Hollywood sign and all you'll hear is the crashing Pacific – and of course, the daily wail of punctured dreams.
Baldwin, that tornado of toddler behaviour, still stands aloft, unscathed. This is after an incident of such violent, naked homophobia that it bears all the nuance of a brick lobbed through a gay bar. On Thursday, perturbed by a now-removed story on the Daily Mail's website claiming his wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral in New York, he replied on Twitter about the (gay) journalist who wrote it:
"I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna #$%$ … you … up."
(For an alleged heterosexual, Baldwin certainly has a keen grasp on the dramatic pause). And then:
"If [he means I'd] put my foot up your #$%$ #$%$, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much."
And, because A-listers are used to having help in all matters, he incited the public to #$%$ist in defending his dishonour:
"I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this #$%$ little #$%$."
What would the reaction be if it were racist epithets? Mel Gibson, of course, found Hollywood to be a distinctly chillier place after his antisemitic outburst in 2006, when he reportedly barked at the police officer arresting him for driving under the influence:
#$%$ Jews … the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
And this week, Paula Deen, America's fourth-highest earning celebrity chef (according to Forbes), lost contracts with the Food Network, Target, Home Depo