Alec Baldwin

MSNBC has yanked Alec Baldwin’s show off the air for 2 weeks following an incident earlier in the week

Yesterday GLAAD accused 30 Rock Actor, Alec Baldwin of ‘Degrading Gay People’ after video footage emerged which showed him using an F word. The actor insists the word he used was ‘Fathead’.

In the video the 30 Rock actor is heard calling a photographer a ‘cksucker’ although a media storm has been created after it was suggested that Baldwin actually called a photographer a ‘Cksucking F*g head’. Baldwin is insisting that he said ‘Fathead’ and has threatened to sue TMZ for suggesting that he used a homophobic word.

Baldwin said that acoustic analysis of the recording proves the word said was ‘fathead.’

However MSNBC have pulled his new show Up Late With Alec Baldwin for 2 weeks, in a post on MSNBC.com the network shared a personal statement from Baldwin, in which he addresses the comments he made in the week.

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‘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. 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. 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.

I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc – both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology.’

MSNBC has not given any reason to why it has suspended the show – nor has responded to requests for comment.