Alec Baldwin will not stand for us being mean to his wife, you guys! Or his el wifa, I don’t know, I took French. Alec’s so tired of everyone calling Hilaria Baldwin out on her bs that he’s leaving Twitter, so he doesn’t have to listen to you anymore! Just because his wife misrepresented her entire upbringing doesn’t mean we had to make a big deal out it – as if we don’t all turn our What I Did on my Summer Vacation into mythical backstories. So that’s it, Alec is out.
Alec Baldwin is going silent on Twitter.
After posting a message in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, the 62-year-old actor announced he would cease using the social media service for the foreseeable future.
“Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming. Not much of a party. Goodbye for now,” he wrote.
It’s not the first time the former 30 Rock star has quit the platform. In 2013, he deleted his account after lashing out at a British journalist who claimed his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral.
His most recent departure from Twitter comes after Hilaria found herself at the center of recent controversy regarding her heritage.
We used to call these announced departure a “flounce,” because they took on the cadence of a debutante stomping her foot and quitting a room in a huff after not getting her way. Alec posted this on Monday, what were we yelling about on Monday? Martin Luther King, Jr.? This week has had such a hint of hope to it, it’s been decidedly less shouty of late. Especially since you-know-who got kicked off – ooh, maybe that’s it. Alec’s going method. To take his Trump impression to the next level, he has to ban himself from Twitter to see how it feels. Plus, Alec’s not leaving as much as just walking away from it since he’s not deleting his account or anything. And even then, Alec retweeted something the very next day. So we’ll see how long Alec can stay away from this party he hates so much.
Since President Biden asked us to play well together, I will say something nice: in the past, Alec would have gone full ham on everyone for daring to question any part of Hilaria’s story. He would have lashed out at anyone who dared question her. Although he’s back his wife and telling us to consider our sources, Alec’s response has been much milder than I would have anticipated – not one death threat or voicemail that can be used against him in court. That’s growth, so good for him. I hope he takes the opportunity for some R&R. Maybe he could use the time to travel. I hear Spain is nice.
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El wifa! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
I actually found that offensive. Let’s not do that, make up our own “Spanish” version of words as a joke.
My sarcasm antenna is admittedly sometimes out of tune so I wanted to double check that this is a joke?
Thank you, I agree.
Why did that make you feel offended? Honest question.
Does it make it any less fun defensive if we take it as a version of Hilaria’s version of Spanish?
Does it make it any less offensive if we take it as a version of Hilaria’s version of Spanish?
So there are several blinds lately that imply Hilaria is also not a grad of NYU despite her claims to be and her wedding announcement in the NYTimes – take it or leave it…
Of course there are.
Honestly, even if you weren’t born into the internet age how do you not realise that this sort of stuff will catch up with you????
Ohhh I love this and am so so happy that this story lives on.
It’s good old fashioned celebrity gossip. Good stuff!
Right? This is the kind of gossip I live for!
Ooh yeah, isn’t that always a red flag for a lying crazy? Maybe it’s the first big lie — a gateway drug!!
‘Su esposa’ I think (based on my duolingo lessons)
My first thought was that maybe he IS Trump, they’ve just merged into one angry awful man.
I’m here for the duolingo shoutout! Also, I’m pretty sure you’re right, LOL.
Whatever. He always comes back. He loves himself some attention. He’ll be back.
I see what you did there with that headline, Hecate, and I like it!
Most bizarre story of 2020, which was a dumpster fire of a year with thousands of bizarre stories.
He’ll be back on twitter when the dust settles.
There is no end to the joy I get out of this story. I love it, I hope it goes on forever.
Me too but you know he was lividly pissed this came out. Whether her knew of her BS backstory when they first met, he eventually found out & that couldn’t have been a fun day. He has quite the history of a rage monster
And nothing of value was lost…
The flood gates have opened and more of her lies are going to be exposed and he knows this. He’s about to be humiliated even more and I expect they will end up getting divorced – with 5 kids she can expect a hefty monthly sum.
He’s embarrassed he got played and there is lots of evidence that she manufactured dang near her entire persona, and even more is coming out. He truly thought she was from Spain and always talked about that and imitated her “accent.”. He looks like a silly older man who got caught up in a fantasy image of a younger woman because he bought it entirely.
I don’t really get that. He knew her parents and the rest of the family, and sure, they lived in Spain but are they also using a fake Spanish accent? Like how could they ALL fool him, if so. It sunds too far fetched that they were all in on it but what do I know.
A simple humbling and remorseful apology would have sufficed.. folks will always remember but forgiveness with time could have been an option.
I’ve read they are living apart, “supposedly” so he can protect his family from COVID as he’s working in the city but wonder if there could be more behind his muted response.
I will forever be grateful for Hillary’s failed con.
It helped me through the last months of 2020, distracted me and made me snort-laugh quite often. It was hilariously dumb and very entertaining.
It was a marvelous distraction!
He has how many kids? Dude will be back and playing nice bc he has bills to pay.
That last photo is cracking me up. He looks crazy wearing a Duke tshirt inside out. lol
I wonder if he’s told her what an idiot she’s been?
I wonder that too. In a way I admire him for publicly defending her but I kind of hope that in private he’s like “What the hell, Hilary?!” But then again, he must have known (or suspected) all along.
WHERE IS THE SNL SKIT? They cant let this gem get away because Alec is their guy surely!
It would be epic but Lorne Michaels would NEVER let the show clown on his Hamptons buddy.
Consider our sources? I don’t know, multiple first-person accounts that confirm the same information seems pretty solid to me….
I know, right? Total Trump move.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Alec now that Trump isn’t president. I think he got a lot of (undeserved) credit for his impression and how much it got under Trump’s skin, but Alec is as much a rage-aholic a-hole as Trump is; he just wasn’t the president so it never really mattered that much.
Gracias to Dios for the revival of this story. *This* is the kind of scandal I can enjoy!
When I was a kid, when the Internet was young, we used to call Alec’s kind of message a “goodbye, cruel world” post, for their equal amounts of thirst and self-pity.
This is the best thing that happened in 2020.
Chau, Señor de Pepino.
(that’s how you say cucumber, Hillary)
Whatever. He’s left Twitter before. And then he came back. He always leaves when he is faced with tough questions and criticism. The last time it was for publicly supporting his friend who was an alleged rapist during the Me Too movement.
I’m loving the fact this story isn’t dying down! He got conned by a young, hot yoga instagrammer and now has 18 years of child support to pay when they split in a few months or years. They deserve a other. Also if people are offended by “El Wifa” then I have new for you- the real world and the internet might not be for you. Clearly it was a joke and no ill intent toward Spanish speakers. There is a lot to be offended by in this world, this isn’t one of those things. I just can’t with the ultra woke pc police anymore!
Interesting how it is always his wife’s drama that causes him to leave Twitter, when he has enough of his own. I want to know more about her tweeting through James Gandolfini’s funeral because that sounds exactly like something she would do (with my limited knowledge of things she would do).
Considering she makes @4k per IG post w product placement – we know SHE will not go dark. Wonder if she’s gonna give back the money she fraudulently took for Hola magazine covers and or Latina.com?
Btw she doesn’t even have yoga training. She “hung out” w a married yoga studio owners for 2wks & became the favored teacher.
How much does he know and when did he know it? Was he blindsided or complicit? How she thought she could pull this off boggles the mind. I do sort of get a chuckle watching Alex squirm.
I’m still a bit surprised that what came out about her is that she lied about her heritage. I thought for sure it would be her age….
Gawd, it sounds exhausting to be a celebrity