Having already conquered the rapper Lil Wayne for his alleged slights against New York City, State Senator Malcolm Smith is now calling for a boycott against actor Alec Baldwin until he seeks professional help. Mr. Smith made the call for Mr. Baldwin to be blacklisted following a New York Post story that claimed the 30 Rock star used racial slurs in a confrontation with one of the tabloid newspaper’s paparazzos.
‘’If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help,” Mr. Smith said in a statement. “In today’s modern age it’s a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race, religion or origin.”
Through a representative, Mr. Baldwin has denied using the racially-charged language the Post photographer has alleged the actor used, which includes terms like “coon,” “drug dealer,” and “crack-head.”
This incident is like a preview for a version of this year’s mayoral race that is, we can only hope, playing out in some alternate universe far more interesting than our own. Mr. Smith, who’s a Democrat, has been exploring a run for mayor as a Republican and Mr. Baldwin was, at one time, seen as a potential mayoral contender himself.