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Bill de Blasio, New York mayor-elect, calls Baldwin anti-gay slur 'sad

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

New York Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (D) weighed in Wednesday on the controversy over now-former MSNBC host Alec Baldwin who recently had his weekly program at the left-leaning cable channel axed.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Via the Observer:

“What he said was inappropriate and very sad,” said Mr. de Blasio, speaking to reporters after visiting a Brooklyn food bank. “I think, you know, he’s someone who is very intelligent and on many issues has said important things. But in this case, what he said was just plain inappropriate.” ...

“I’m sorry that he suffered the consequences he did, but, you know, it was the result of his own actions,” said Mr. de Blasio today. “So I would simply say: That’s my view on what he said and what he did. ..."

Baldwin landed in hot water for recently lashing out at a photographer, calling him a "c***sucking fag." Baldwin apologized for the slur, though also denied having used the word "fag."

During the mayoral race Baldwin supported de Blasio, hosting a fundraiser for him. Furthermore, Baldwin's short-lived MSNBC show featured de Blasio in its first episode.

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