Alec Baldwin is mumbling an “I’m Sorry” for making a joke about mail-order brides that has unleashed all kinds of Hell over in the Philippines.
On the Late Show with David Letterman May 12, Alec — who already has one daughter, Ireland, with ex Kim Basinger — quipped that he would love to have more children and that he was “thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point … or a Russian one.”
After insulting several women’s rights groups in the U.S. and abroad, Alec issued a public apology on Wednesday.
“I’d like to offer an apology and a clarification to remarks I made recently,” Alec wrote on The Huffington Post.
“While on the David Letterman program, I joked that I might need a ‘mail-order bride’ to achieve the goal of having more children in my life. 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.)”
“However, I do apologize to anyone who took offense,” he concluded.