Alec Baldwin blames gay ‘fundamentalists’ for cancelling his MSNBC show

Alec Baldwin’s five-week stint as a television host was certainly short-lived.


The actor has announced that he and MSNBC will be parting ways following controversy over his reported use of homophobic language.


The network and Matthew Hiltzik, Alec’s representative, released a join statement on Tuesday saying, "We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC."


Up Late with Alec Baldwin had temporarily been yanked off the air for two weeks after the actor was reportedly caught on camera yelling gay slurs at a paparazzo.


In the days following the incident, the 55-year-old actor apologized, but also vehemently denied the claims. He said he was misheard and that he is a crusader for LGBT rights.


MSNBC also released a separate statement, clarifying that the decision to split was a "mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best."


Alec, however, has his own version of the events, telling online news site Gothamist that "the “fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy" is to blame for the cancellation of his show.


Up Late premiered on Oct. 11, with just five episodes making it to air before the show's cancellation.

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