The morning after MSNBC announced a two-week suspension of Alec Baldwin's late night show, the actor has expressed uncertainty if the program will return at all.
"Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now," the 30 Rock star wrote
on his Huffington Post
blog, adding: "But if the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it. We do take a small amount of pride in knowing that we beat CNN in the ratings each of our nights. (I forget who they had on at that time.)"
Baldwin had been under fire for hurling gay slurs at a photographer during a confrontation earlier in the week that were caught on camera and widely circulated online.
MSNBC had stated that Up Late With Alec Baldwin
, which airs Friday during the 10 p.m. hour, would return on Nov. 29.
On Friday, GLAAD vp of communications Rich Ferraro
wrote in a statement:
"Alec Baldwin still needs to take real action. MSNBC has sent a message that anti-gay slurs carry consequences, and that's an important standard to uphold at a time when LGBT people continue to face disproportionate levels of bullying and violence just because of who they are."
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