Michael Keaton — Alec Baldwin Is NOT a Racist

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Apparently, “Beetlejuice” stars always have each other”s backs … “cause Alec Baldwin just got some major support from his old pal Michael Keaton.

Keaton — who starred opposite Baldwin in the ghost flick back in 1988 — was leaving Palmeri Ristorante in L.A. last night … when we started talking about the recent Baldwin incident in NYC, in which the actor allegedly hurled a racial slur at a black photog. 

But when we asked Michael if he thought Alec was a straight up racist, Keaton was quick to defend the guy … saying, “No, he”s a good guy.”

He added, “Good guy, funny guy, really talented.”

As for Alec, Baldwin”s rep denied the actor made the racist comment.