Reports are out that Alec Baldwin is being fired from MSNBC, but probably not for the reason that you think. Sure, he’s known to verbally abuse his daughter and hurl the odd gay slur now and then. But that’s not what’s getting him canned from the most ridiculous network on cable.
“The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”
Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.
Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray.
When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f - - k if she has cancer or not, I want that f - - king makeup room.”
Nice guy. Wouldn’t you want to work with him?
In a way, I have, or close enough. It ain’t pleasant, trust me.
The message MSNBC has just sent by firing him: Toss out all the racial and gay and religious slurs you like. Even suggest that Republicans should eat excrement if you want. Fine, whatever, as long as you apologize. But don’t mistreat the help. That’s a firing offense.