He apologized on Twitter and now Alec Baldwin has posted an official statement on the MSNBC website to say he is deeply sorry for comments made to a photographer on Thursday.
“I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry,” he wrote. “Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable.”
Baldwin continued, “Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand ‘Up Late’ will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.”
The star also apologized to fans and colleagues at MSNBC, “both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology.”