Alec Baldwin says sorry for his "perceived insensitivity"

After learning about the uproar in the Philippines about his joke on needing a Filipina mail-order bride, Alec Baldwin issued an official apology for his "perceived insensitvity" to anyone who took offense, reports the Huffington Post. "I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such. (A dated reference, no doubt, and another sign of my advancing age.)"  Baldwin says he was not surprised by the reaction of "a former action film star-turned-Senator who beckoned me to come to the Philippines so he could 'beat' me over my comment."
To prove that he empathized with the Philippines' problems with the issue of sex trafficking, he espoused the work of Love146, an organization that aims to end child sex slavery and exploitation, which he says "my brother Stephen educated me about," and for which he wanted to help raise money.

Ironically, cropping up around almost every site that came up in the course of doing research for this story were ads that read "Sexy Filipina Women:Browse galleries and Profiles 100% Free Private Messaging" and "Filipina Heart:Filipinas Seeking Men. Meet a Beautiful Filipino Lady Now!"

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