- Alec Baldwin linked, with sarcastic commentary, to an long article written about James Adomian. Adomian is an openly gay male comedian who does impressions of various political figures. This includes Bernie Sanders, who he performed opposite Anthony Atamanuik's (The President Show) Donald Trump across the country for the last couple of years.
- In the article, Adomian calls out Baldwin for being a bully who stole bits of Anthony Atamanuik's Trump impression for SNL. He also alleges that SNL is notorious for passing around audition tapes, and they are not the only show guilty of doing this.
- He also calls out SNL for not hiring openly gay cast members, because there have only been three in the show's history (Terry Sweeney, Kate McKinnon, and John Milheiser, who was not mentioned in the original article but added as a footnote), and suspects that is one of the reasons he was not hired on at SNL. He specifically points out that Lorne Michaels is the reason for the lack of gay representation, explaining that Lorne is afraid of alienating his audience with openly gay cast members.
Someone responded to Alec's post:
I don’t understand why you link to articles you don’t like. I’m a fan, and now I know that SNL has only hired 2 openly gay male performers in its entire history, and yeah, that number seems weirdly low and problematic. Does Lorne Michaels have a problem with gay men?— onlyconnect (@onlyc0nnect) March 17, 2018
Alec clapped back with a defense of Lorne, blaming the accusation on Adomian's bitterness:
Do you think he has a problem with them? Based upon what? The bitter recriminations of those he didn’t hire?— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 17, 2018
Consider the source.
Then Guy Branum, another openly gay comic and writer (The Mindy Project) entered the convo:
Well, Alec, can you identify a gay man he did hire? That's like saying the only women who think there's misogyny are the ones who haven't gotten to be President yet.— Guy Branum (@guybranum) March 18, 2018
And then Alec takes the opportunity to show Twitter just how much he doesn't understand about why people are mad:
I can identify several.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 19, 2018
But they were not out then and are not out now.
You realize that possibility, right?
Guy replies with the obvious:
That’s the point, Alec. Opportunities are denied us for being out. The fact that gay men get cast on SNL when they stay closeted and play ball doesn’t make the show inclusive. But please say “Hi” to your secret gay friends for me! https://t.co/o7Odx7kJ7S— Guy Branum (@guybranum) March 19, 2018
Someone tasked Guy not to forget Terry Sweeney, and he replied:
Terry Sweeney is a fucking icon. (And he was hired when Lorne wasn’t at SNL) https://t.co/HheY98Dbft— Guy Branum (@guybranum) March 19, 2018
James retweeted Alec's post with a small addition:
The Alec Baldwin Foundation continues its tireless charitable mission of mudslinging on behalf of Alec Baldwin. pic.twitter.com/VsUX3tM4Lc— James Adomian (@JAdomian) March 17, 2018
Others have taken note of Alec's behavior:
Yearly reminder: Alec Baldwin never apologized for calling a reporter a cocksucking faggot and in the interim he’s been given two shows and a high-profile reoccurring guest spot on the most widely watched sketch show on the planet — weird! Anyway! I’m deeply depressed. pic.twitter.com/jdaBf06DE9— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) March 18, 2018
Kinda glad that Alec Baldwin tweeted so dickishly about this article, since it alerted me to an interesting discussion of homophobia in comedy: https://t.co/GK2Y9pVEem— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) March 18, 2018
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Read the article linked in the first tweet for even more info. I can't with this asshole.