I read about Alec Baldwin’s racist rant against a photographer over the weekend, but refrained from commenting to see what would result.
As it turns out, everything and nothing:
Alec Baldwin’s latest squabble with the media may have him in some serious hot water.
An NYPD rep told FOX 411 the 54-year-old actor is being investigated following an altercation he allegedly got into with a New York Post photographer.
“Our hate crimes task force is reviewing the case,” the rep said.
The Post reported the incident on Monday, in an article that detailed their staff’s side of the story.
The story claims reporter Tara Palmeri and photographer G.N. Miller approached Baldwin outside of his East Village residence in an attempt to get a comment from the actor about reports his pregnant wife, Hilaria Thomas, is being sued.
The duo said they encountered an angry Baldwin who told Palmeri “I want you to choke to death” and fired a racial slur at Miller, who is African American.
Miller, who is a retired NYPD detective, told police the actor called him a “coon,” a “drug dealer” and a “crackhead,” according to The Post.
It’s nice hearing the rhetoric, but I’ll believe the hate crime charges when they actually come. Like Barack Obama, Alec Baldwin is a rich white limousine liberal who gets to play by a different set of rules.
What I would like to see—and what any decent company who employed Baldwin would do—is fire Baldwin on the spot. Baldwin’s most well-known employer is Capitol One. Then again, Capitol One hired Baldwin when he was already infamous for verbally abusing his daughter, so perhaps they won’t care.
Alleged child abusers and racists need credit, too.
What’s in your wallet?