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Feb 24, 2014 11:22AM
He Doesn’t Regret Calling a Reporter a “Toxic Little Queen”
Following the death of his friend James Gandolfini, a reporter claimed that his wife was tweeting during the funeral (as Alec clarified in his piece, she retweeted tweets that were originally sent during the time of the funeral, but she herself did not retweet until long after).
After making this claim, he slammed the reporter, calling him a “toxic little queen”—which prompted Anderson Cooper to suggest Alec be “vilified” for the comments.
On the contrary, Alec doesn’t feel guilty about the occurrence.
“I didn’t feel bad about the incident. He lied about my wife,” he explains. “They say this is what comes with stardom—I don’t agree with you. A journalist isn’t supposed to write a lie about you. If he was in New York, I might have had the impulse to beat the sh*t out of the guy. And the time, I didn’t view ‘toxic little queen’ as a homophobic statement.”