Media Watch: Alec Baldwin and #MSDNC “mutually part ways” over gay slur

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin: Unhinged and proud of it.

Via Fox News:

NBC’s Alec Baldwin experiment is over 46 days after it began.

“We are jointly confirming that UP LATE will not continue on MSNBC,” the network and actor’s reps said in a joint statement to FOX411.

MSNBC had already suspended Alec Baldwin’s low-rated news program last week following an alleged gay slur directed toward a photographer outside his New York City apartment earlier this month.

Despite the actor’s apologies, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) had also had enough.

“Mr. Baldwin can’t fight for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice,” a GLAAD rep told FOX411.

Capital One, which employs Baldwin in its “What’s in your wallet?” TV campaign, has so far done nothing to distance themselves from the hot-headed thespian. The credit card giant did not respond to multiple requests for comment from FOX411 last week regarding his status with the company.

Mediaite has more details, classifying what happened as a mutual parting of ways:

UPDATE: Contrary to the Page Six rumor, Variety reports that Baldwin hasn’t been fired but that his show ended as part of a “mutual” split:

Alec Baldwin and MSNBC have agreed to part ways on his short-lived interview show following the controversy the erupted over the actor’s use of an anti-gay slur in an encounter with a photographer.

Sources close to the situation insist that Baldwin was not been fired from the NBCU news cabler, but that the sides “mutually” agreed to end the show in light of the dust-up.

UPDATE II: Baldwin’s rep Matthew Hiltzik and MSNBC jointly confirmed the news via statement: “We are jointly confirming that UP LATE will not continue on MSNBC.”

MSNBC adds: “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”

Yeah – this had to be about more than just the incident involving the gay slur. After all, Baldwin has a history of meltdowns and freakouts,  including at least  one other instance of him using a gay slur against someone, and MSNBC still brought him on.  Perhaps even the far leftists there found him too hot to handle and decided to use his latest embarrassing scandal to say “adios” before he humiliated them even further?

Who knows? In fact, who cares? But lets hope this emerging epidemic of the left eating their own continues … ;)

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