Maybe this is for the best. To gain a new perspective, perhaps?
Alec Baldwin has quit Twitter and vowed to never return after his passionate rant in defence of his wife, Hilaria. He attributes the departure from the micro-blogging website to the late James Gandolfini.
“I went to Jimmy Gandolfini’s funeral, and when I was there, I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn’t have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn’t give a f*** about social media,” Baldwin told Vanity Fair.
“I really learned a lesson at the funeral. I said to myself, ‘This is all a waste of time.’ Meaning, it’s fun sometimes, but less and less and less. It’s just another chink in your armour for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, ‘I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.'”
Baldwin’s last tweeting extravaganza allegedly included calling the UK’s Daily Mail writer George Stark a “toxic little queen,” after the latter wrote an article accusing Hilaria of tweeting “upbeat” messages throughout Gandolfini’s funeral.
In the same VF interview, Baldwin stated that quitting acting “would be the greatest thing in the world” if he could “find something else to do.” We don’t like the sounds of that!
We appreciate Baldwin’s standing up for his wife, but perhaps a classier choice of words would have driven the point home just as well. And please, don’t quit acting.