Alec Baldwin Quit Twitter After Backlash Over His Tweet About Gillian Anderson’s Accent

March 4, 2021 / Posted by:

Yesterday, seven-time father Alec Baldwin decided he wanted even more attention this week, and tweeted a link to a CNN story entitled “Gillian Anderson’s American accent throws some people off”. It was about how Gillian Anderson bounces between her British and American accents. For your information, Gillian was born in Chicago, but soon after her birth, her family moved to London, where they lived until she was 11 years old. After that, they moved back to America, but still spent their summers in London. I guess it was the “summers in Europe” part that triggered Alec, cuz he wrote: “Switching accents ? That sounds…fascinating,” referencing his faux-Spanish wife Hilaria Baldwin. Big surprise, tweeters and Gillian fans didn’t appreciate this comparison, and Alec’s replies were filled with people telling him to shut up and “LEAVE GILLIAN ALOOOONE!” In response Alec deactivated his Twitter account. And then posted a nearly ten-minute-long video on Instagram bitching about his “haters.” OK, sure.

In the video, Alec is driving his car around (very safe, good job) and complaining how everybody’s an asshole on Twitter and nobody got his super ironic/intellectual “joke” (via E!):

“Wanted to post a quick video to say that I deactivated my Twitter account today,” Alec said in the new footage. He did not name Gillian by name but explained about his perceived dig, “I just wrote, ‘Oh, that’s interesting.’ And of course, you can’t do any irony on Twitter—you can’t do any irony in the United States anymore because the United States is such [an] uptight, stressed-out place and such an unpleasant place right now.”

Alec says he’s a “huge fan” of Gillian Anderson, and didn’t mean to offend her. He says he was just trying to explain that many people, such as his wife, are influenced by different cultures. He continued:

“But I find that, of course, on Twitter, which is where all the a–holes in the United States and beyond go to get their advanced degrees in a–hole-iness, that I had used it as a news aggregator, and I suppose I will do my best to find other places that are similar in their news aggregation in real time and periodicals I like.”

Then he goes off about how Twitter is filled with negativity and “haters.” Obviously dude’s still pissed about the backlash over his wife’s escándalo. He wants to get to the point where he can joke about it without getting attacked, but, alas, he can’t do that until he takes ownership over the debacle. But he won’t. Because he’s a stubborn blowhard who still insists his wife did nothing wrong. See: this ridiculous analogy he drops aound the 3:58 mark:

You know, I’ve always said in recent months… I said, so some guy goes to Hong Kong to do a multi-million dollar business deal, and he sits down with some bankers overseas, and he says, “Hey, man, everybody cool it with the– don’t speak in any foreign languages, please, and let’s have some hot dogs for dinner, and blah blah blah…

Um…. EXCUSE ME?! Is that really the comparison Alec’s been peddling at all his fancy Hamptons dinner parties (the rich and famous don’t do pandemic)?! He’s saying Hilaria faking her accent and Spanish heritage is akin to an American businessman going to Hong Kong and ordering Chinese people to speak English?!

Here’s the video if you’ve got nine minutes and forty seconds to spare:

Alec mentions that he expects his video to get a bunch of ugly comments, but I don’t see any at all. Hmmm, I wonder if someone went on a delete spree, because what we have left are fans begging Alec to never leave Instagram, encouraging him to ignore the haters. There’s also words of advice from Cheryl Hines: “Deactivate. Delouse.Detox. Make room for more joy <3” Thank you so much, Cheryl!


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