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Tuesday November 19, 2013 12:46 am

Ireland: My Dad Isn’t a Homophobe

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Rants,

Hilaria Thomas with her husband Alec Baldwin and his daughter IrelandAlec Baldwin's daughter Ireland has defended her father saying he's "not a homophobe."

The 18-year-old has spoken out after claims the former 30 Rock actor made a homophobic slur against a photographer, which resulted in his talk night American show Up Late being pulled off air for two weeks.

Ireland took to Twitter to support her father and wrote, "It takes a lot of strength for someone to release their anger. It takes a lot of strength and SUPPORT for someone to grow and become a better person. We all say things we don't mean. We all say things we can't take back... For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously. My dad is not a homophobe or a racist."

In a statement, the 55-year-old star apologized for his choice of words, after reportedly calling the paparazzi photographer a "f**" hours after winning a court case against his stalker.

Ireland said although she doesn't support what her father said she respects the fact he was trying to protect his family. "My point being, what my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN'T," she added.

In 2007, a voicemail from Alec to his daughter, in which he called her a "rude, thoughtless, little pig," was released to the public and she has since forgiven him for the comment.

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