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Alec Baldwin Deletes Homophobic Tweet To Former Romney Aide

Jack Donaghy lashes out again — this time at Garrett Jackson, a former aide to Mitt Romney. Alec Baldwin said, "You're on your knees in that photo. What's up with that Garrett?"

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Alec Baldwin, who lost his MSNBC show after allegedly using an anti-gay slur, is in the midst of an attempt to rehabilitate his image around LGBT issues. He's set to lead a discussion April 27 with openly gay former Congressman Barney Frank about a new documentary, Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, at the Tribeca Film Festival.

It started with a criticism from the actor about the Keystone XL pipeline documentary Above All Else.

The film ABOVE ALL ELSE shows how oil, and keystone in particular, destroy our lives..

ABFoundation@ABFalecbaldwin

The film ABOVE ALL ELSE shows how oil, and keystone in particular, destroy our lives..

08:25 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After which, former Mitt Romney aide Garrett Jackson shot back with this quip.

Need to do a film on how you and Hollywood distort our lives RT@ABFalecbaldwin:ABOVE ALL ELSE shows how oil, and keystone destroy our lives

Garrett Jackson@dgjackson

Need to do a film on how you and Hollywood distort our lives RT@ABFalecbaldwin:ABOVE ALL ELSE shows how oil, and keystone destroy our lives

08:36 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The two quickly came to blows with digs about Romney's failed 2012 election bid and Baldwin's temper problem.

Not as bad as the paparazzi feels when you hit em! RT@ABFalecbaldwin: @dgjackson Losing that election still hurts like hell, dun'it?

Garrett Jackson@dgjackson

Not as bad as the paparazzi feels when you hit em! RT@ABFalecbaldwin: @dgjackson

Losing that election still hurts like hell, dun'it?

08:47 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then Newt Gingrich got pulled in.

Actually my hardest job yet-revitalizing your career @ABFalecbaldwin What lost cause you working on now Maybe a Newt Gingrich fashion line?

Garrett Jackson@dgjackson

Actually my hardest job yet-revitalizing your career @ABFalecbaldwin

What lost cause you working on now
Maybe a Newt Gingrich fashion line?

09:13 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Finally, Baldwin upped the ante with another one of his homophobic remarks referencing Jackson's Twitter avatar.

Come on! Being a homophob has gotten you in enough trouble@ABFalecbaldwin You're on your knees in that photo. What's up with that, Garrett?

Garrett Jackson@dgjackson

Come on! Being a homophob has gotten you in enough trouble@ABFalecbaldwin

You're on your knees in that photo.
What's up with that, Garrett?

09:17 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

These were the final shots in the quick spat.

Ha! While I am down there I will pick up the pieces of your failed show @ABFalecbaldwin While you're on your knees, you can polish my Emmys.

Garrett Jackson@dgjackson

Ha! While I am down there I will pick up the pieces of your failed show @ABFalecbaldwin
While you're on your knees, you can polish my Emmys.

09:20 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Baldwin later deleted evidence of the argument.

Glad @ABFalecbaldwin agent finally got to him to tell him to stop. Noticed he has deleted the on the knees tweet.

Garrett Jackson@dgjackson

Glad @ABFalecbaldwin agent finally got to him to tell him to stop. Noticed he has deleted the on the knees tweet.

09:37 AM - 9 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Frank didn't respond to a request for comment about the Twitter exchange.

Gideon Resnick is a political reporter at BuzzFeed. His work has appeared in VICE, the Atlantic and the Daily Beast.

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