Why Does Alec Baldwin Get A Free Pass For Gay Slur?
The question is rhetorical. Alec Baldwin is a liberal elite. They live by different standards. Therefore, Baldwin’s profanity-laced threat to beat up a “little queen” was mostly ignored by the “mainstream” media.
Paula Deen (she lost a book deal and two more sponsors Friday) continues to be excoriated in the media for something she said decades ago. Don Imus was fired for referring to “nappy-headed” girls on a college basketball team. Rush Limbaugh lost sponsors for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” (for which he subsequently apologized).
Yet arrogant Hollywood elites like Alec Baldwin go virtually unchecked – and suffer no consequences for words and actions that would get anyone else fired – as pointed out by John Ondrasik of the musical group “Five for Fighting”, who tweeted a simple truth today:
“If Alec Baldwin was a righty he’d never work in Hollywood again.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked (rhetorically as well, I’m sure) why Baldwin gets a free pass after making such a hateful statement:
“Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a “queen” they would be vilified.”
Ondrasik was right. Cooper knows the answer to his own question. And sadly, it was mostly “crickets” today in non-response to Baldwin’s latest little temper tantrum.
So, Alec Baldwin’s “f-word”-laced Twitter tirade against the “little queen” who had allegedly committed the unforgivable sin of tweeting that Baldwin’s wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral service will go unpunished – as has all of his childish behavior in the past.
Too bad; if I were head of Capital One, I’d fire this spoiled bully in a New York minute.
Meanwhile, Paula Deen will continue to pay. Literally.