Alec Baldwin thought it was the right time to ridicule his former employer, MSNBC, after the network came under fire for its anchor’s controversial segment about Mitt Romney’s adopted African-American grandson, Kieran Romney.
Host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an emotional apology on Saturday for suggesting that Romney’s adopted black grandchild should marry Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West in 2040.
Subsequently, former U.S. Republican presidential candidate said on Sunday he was ready to "move on" and forgive MSNBC television host Harris-Perry.
“They apologized for it, and that's all you can ask for," Romney said on “Fox News Sunday”.
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However, the apology wasn’t enough for Baldwin, who was fired by MSNBC in November last year over an alleged homophobic slur.
Referring to Harris-Perry’s episode, Baldwin tweeted on Saturday, “If I cry, will I be forgiven all of my transgressions?”
Although the tweet was deleted a few hours later, it had already been widely retweeted, accompanied by – mostly – criticism for Baldwin.
Everything but The Shadow RT @ABFalecbaldwin: If I cry, will I be forgiven all of my transgressions?— S.M (@redsteeze) January 5, 2014
Later, the ex-MSNBC host tweeted something similar to the deleted one:
If I cry, can I file my taxes late w/o penalty?— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 5, 2014
In addition, the Romney grandson took another interesting turn over the weekend when an entertainment website noted that the name “Kieran” literally translates to “black.”
“According to sites BabyNames and ThinkBabyNames, “Kieran” means “black” or “dark”. Nice. Glad to know that the Romney family appropriately named the newest member of their family, just in case it wasn’t obvious to everyone that he’s black,” stated Rickey.org.
Well, let’s see what the Romney family has got to say about that.