"I probably have to move out of New York," Baldwin said in a
New York Magazine article. "I just can't live in New York
Emmy-award winning Baldwin, who was repeatedly portrayed in
press accounts last year as a hot-headed homophobe and bigot,
struck out at prominent gay journalists who had criticized his
Baldwin described columnist Andrew Sullivan and CNN anchor
Anderson Cooper as the "Gay Department of Justice" after both
men publicly criticized his alleged behavior and language.
"I haven't changed, but public life has ... You're out there in
a world where if you do make a mistake, it echoes in a digital
canyon forever," Baldwin said in a cover story entitled "I Give
Last February, Baldwin was accused by a New York Post
photographer who is African-American of using a racial slur.
Following "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini's June funeral in
New York, Baldwin called a British reporter a homophobic slur in
The actor repeated his defense in the New York Magazine article
that he did not view the term he used as a homophobic slur.
Baldwin, who grew up on Long Island, currently lives in
Manhattan with his wife and new baby.
In the article, Baldwin also recounted a Broadway feud with Shia
LaBeouf that led to his co-star being fired from the cast of the
play "Orphans" after the two argued during rehearsals.
He said he was "fired" from his late-night talk show on cable TV
news network MSNBC "all of the sudden, out of nowhere..."
The show, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin," was axed after the actor
apologized for comments he made to a New York photographer,
shown in a video on celebrity website TMZ.com that a gay rights
group described as homophobic.
In the article, he described TMZ.com managing editor Harvey
Levin as a "cretinous barnacle on the press".
"For me, (2013) was actually a great year, because my wife and I
had a baby," the actor said.
"But, yeah, everything else was pretty awful."
(Reporting by Chris Francescani;
editing by Scott Malone and Sophie Hares)
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