Alec Baldwin Has a Twitter Meltdown... Again
Some people just can't handle their Twitter.
After DailyMail writer George Stark reported that Alec Baldwin's wife, Hilaria Baldwin, had been tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral earlier this week, Alec Baldwin gallantly defended his wife... by going into a homophobic Twitter tirade on the journalist. After his massive rant, Baldwin promptly deleted his Twitter account. (Naturally, those who love Schadenfreude were very upset.)
But this is hardly Baldwin's first Twitter meltdown rodeo. Below, we break down Baldwin's previous Twitter tirades by the numbers:
Times Alec Baldwin Has Deleted His Twitter Account Post-Rant: 2
Alec Baldwin's Twitter went MIA in December 2011, after an incident with American Airlines. Apparently, you can't use your cellphone on a plane — even if you are a celebrity. The reason Baldwin wouldn't shut down his phone? He was in a highly competitive game of Words With Friends. (Oh, how 2011!) He ranted and raved about how #theresalwaysunited until he shut up and shutdown his Twitter.
Number of Homophobic Comments in Last Twitter Rant: 3
The Baldwin family — always keeping it classy. In Baldwin's rant against George Stark, he called the journalist a "toxic little queen" and a "fucking little bitch"... in addition, he made a comment about shoving his shoe in places where shoes do NOT belong... only to say that Stark would "enjoy it too much." Yikes.
Number of Conspiracy Theories Baldwin Has: >1
In addition to using Twitter as a tool for venting his rage, Baldwin also uses Twitter to fuel conspiracy theories — namely, the JFK assassination. "Who killed JFK?" tweeted Baldwin on the 50th Anniversary of the JFK assassination. Immediately afterwards, Twitter followers posted the answer to what they assumed was a simple history question: "Lee Harvey Oswald!" Later that day, Baldwin illustrated his distrust of the American government and posted, "The American government has cancer; an aggressive, deadly and potentially lethal form of cancer.Not the people. Not the economy. The govt."
Number of Times Baldwin Has Taken a Greyhound Bus: 0
After his whole "American Airlines" incident, Baldwin "apologized" to the Internet by posting: "There are many now who walk the aisles of an airplane with a whistle around their neck and a clipboard in their hands and they have made flying a Greyhound bus experience... The lesson I've learned is to keep my phone off when the 1950's gym teacher is on duty. That was my fault there, even though this trip was quite a bit different from so many others. But it is sad, I think, that you've got to fly overseas today in order to bring back what has been thrown overboard by U.S. carriers in terms of common sense, style and service."