Alec Baldwin‘s latest foray into the world of controversy happened last week, when he got all homophobic on Twitter after a reporter apparently lied about his wife Hilaria tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. He later apologised, of course, but has deleted his account on the social networking site and won’t be coming back anytime soon because that’s not what James would have wanted. Uh.. okay?
From Vanity Fair:
“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**k about social media.
“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 armor 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’.”
Well… alright. I see Alec Baldwin is taking his histrionics to the next level here and I’m not quite sure what James Gandolfini not being on social media has to do with anything, but fair enough. Probably the best for everyone.