Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blind Item #6

The main sticking point in repairing any type of relationship between this A list mostly television actor and his former co-star is an apology from our angry actor for using the N word. The co-star was really hurt and the A lister didn't see what the big deal was about it.

40 comments:

Lady Heisenberg said...

Sheen and....?

Simon said...

Baldwin?

Vera L- said...
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Vera L- said...

So much facepalm.

I'll go with Bert Cooper and Sheila ;)

auntliddy said...

If actor is so stupid he doesnt know that word is offensive, I wouldn't look to him for any apology. He is too dumb.

Murielle said...

First guess : Baldwin? He doesn't know anything about "check your privilege".

aemish said...

I'll go with the Baldwin guess since he's been busted on camera using it against the paps. I wonder who the co-star is though?

Seven of Eleven said...

Baldwin and Tracy Morgan.

Baldwin even said on Twitter he didn't see what the big deal was. DERP.

aemish said...

And why is he so mad all the time.. jeesh

Violet said...

Baldwin and Morgan (we're on Tracy Morgan type blinds this week I think?).

Kno Won Uno said...

I used to love Alec, but he's done just about every single thing one could to squash the crap outta that.
He coulda been a contender - except he's awful.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

I'm with Simon on this one.

FingerBinger said...

@aemish Alec Baldwin has never been caught on camera saying the N word.

aemish said...

I saw the video.. it was faint and you have to replay it a couple of times but it was around the same time his whole "faggot" debacle happened.. maybe he was having a bad week

Lady Heisenberg said...

Nice one 7!!!

MISCH said...

I don't understand why anyone uses it…awful word.

Leekalicious said...

It truly worries me that he doesn't know "what the big deal is". Truly Clueless.

Glitter said...

OT: Why does Hillaria keep posting those stupid pictures of herself with her yoga poses. Is she angling for some sort of television show?

Lady Heisenberg said...

And Simon! ;)

Leekalicious said...

@Glitter I like that: 'angling'!!!

Count Jerkula said...

Coked up Belzer and Ice-T.

Simon said...

Thanks Kristen and LadyH!

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

@Leekalicious and @auntliddy I'm thinking you two are dead on in those thoughts.

I agree on Baldwin, but honestly, it doesn't have to be Morgan, I'm not African American but I'd be that astonished & offended. I'll say Baldwin and Fey. I think if there had been a description of the person who thought this way unacceptable it would be obvious.

Sprink said...

I don't use the word, but find it completely unacceptable that one part of the population is allowed to use it and another isn't. In any context.

Free speech, even for assholes, peeps.

Ri said...

@Sprink... I am a sexy voluptuous black woman (but that's just semantics). I absolutely detest that word, no matter who's saying it. I find it just as offensive whether Paula Deen or black dudes saying/rapping it! This double standard of the word today is what's making some people (*coughaleccoughallegedly*) not understanding the big deal. Yes, it's sad that they don't "understand", but it is what's happening!

Terese said...

Baldwin and Morgan- Morgan has been speaking out about how he thinks Baldwin has issues and needs to pull it together...and said something about how he can't believe Alec used to get on him about needing to pull it together and acts the way he does.

Sprink said...

@Ri--you're probably right that the double standard confuses the issue even further. And understand that you hate the word, rightly so.

But you see, I love words. And because I love words I don't want them banned. Banning words gives them more power than they have in their original, offensive, contexts. Banning words impoverishes us and our humanity. Banning words ignores our flawed history and imagines a different one, thus denying us the opportunity to learn from it.

So I will always defend a person's right to use whichever word s/he choose, no matter how loathsome, no matter how thoroughly I detest it. Like that one.

(Then again, what do I know? Maybe ganging up and stamping it out is better. After all, Flat Earthers didn't change their minds, they just died out. And the next generation was simply taught that Earth was round.)

Leekalicious said...

The N word is best left in the history books where it belongs, as historical proof. It makes me cringe when I hear it spoken, especially by whites, because it was used by folk who were buying and selling other people. Ri, I can well understand why blacks would get frustrated with it's use by blacks as a put-down word re other blacks.

califblondy said...

I know, what's up with that? We get it Hilarious, you're flexible. Big damn deal, you're still homely and your husband is an ass. Namaste.

Dexamyl said...

The same Tracy Morgan who said he'd murder his son if he were gay....

Sounds like they're both assholes beyond redemption.

Basil said...

Thank you Dexamyl! I was thinking the same thing about poor hurt Tracy Morgan and then remembered he advocated murder of gays.

Ri said...

@Sprink... I actually am right there with words. LOVE them! Especially when used impeccably :) I would actually not get so squirmy to hear these young cats (of all races) who use it as a term of endearment if they knew, respected, and understood the history of the word. Where it came from... the meaning behind it... when it was used (it was the last word(s) some heard while they were being lynched). IF all this was understood and respected, then, rap about it all you want. But then again, if they really knew, my money would be on that these young cats not ever using it! Then, my fellow Word Lover, that would mean this word would be respected for the power of it! See what I just did there?! LOL!!!!

Sprink said...

@Ri, embarrassingly, the only thing I can think of to say now is "word." Ha!

Sinead Quinn said...

Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington?

Ri said...

@Sprink... LMAO!!!!!!!!

Erin said...

I see everyone's point, but just want to throw Chevy Chase out there.

di butler said...

Yeah, I can see this being Tracey and Alec, going on what Morgan said this week

Trilby said...

Yeah, you know someone is low on the famewhoring gradient scale when they have to settle for marrying Alec Baldwin to raise their profile...

Trilby said...

Agree about the unacceptable double-standard, & your last sentence is spot-on!

versace buckles said...

I hateto think of Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan in this situation but it totally fits. I think it's especially sad because Alec's costars really admired him and took alot of advice from him. Tracy Morgan's comments were complicated because they were part of an act and a persona and Alec and Tina immediately commented disapproval before talking to him and I can see Tracy being particularly sensitive to having Tina (his former coworker) as a boss, not supporting him. I think Alec needs therapy. He's a smart and talented man and he has the loose-cannonedness of a crazy person, potentially alienating alot of people unneccessarily.