Shia Beef Alec Baldwin’s Homophobic Twitter Rant and More of His Famous Feuds (Photos)
The famously explosive Alec Baldwin lashed out at a
Daily Mail reporter Thursday night, tweeting—among other things—"I'm gonna...fuck...you...up." It’s far from Baldwin’s first Twitter war or public blow-up—from being thrown off a plane in 2011 to network squabbles, see the star’s biggest public altercations. Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic / Getty Images Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic / Getty Images
The famously explosive Alec Baldwin lashed out at a
Daily Mail reporter Thursday night, tweeting—among other things—“I'm gonna ... fuck ... you ... up.” It’s far from Baldwin’s first public blowup. From being thrown off a plane in 2011 to network squabbles, see the star’s biggest public altercations. Julio Cortez/AP Homophobic Twitter Rant, 2013
The Daily Mail published a piece alleging that Alex Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, spent James Gandolfini’s funeral tweeting, the actor unleashed a new level of rage on the man who wrote it, George Stark. Once Baldwin figured out who was responsible for the story he went from annoyed to infuriated, spewing homophobic jabs at the British journalist. “I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen,” he said. Then, even worse, “If put [sic] my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.” Although the former 30 Rock star quickly deleted the tweets, his fans on Twitter were not happy.
Jason Merritt/Getty Shia LaBeouf Tweet, 2013
This was bound to be good. When
Vulture asked Alec Baldwin what he thought of a theater-bashing tweet by Shia LaBeouf, who dropped out of a play the two actors were starring in after a week, Baldwin lashed out at the inexperienced star, comparing his skill to that of a celebrity chef. Baldwin called out LaBeouf for not being “in a good position to be giving interpretations of what theater is and what theater isn’t” and said he had no interest in the opinion of those who don’t see merit in the “thoughtful process” of theater. Ironically, after their original beef was revealed, Baldwin emailed LaBeouf, saying, “I don’t have an unkind word to say about you.” Well, that didn’t last. No word on LaBeouf’s response, but he’s unlikely to stay silent for long.
Charlie Riedel / AP Photos Twitter Feud With ‘Today,’ 2012
Baldwin had another Twitter feud in April 2012—this time with the
Today show, also on NBC along with Baldwin’s 30 Rock. After Baldwin’s alleged stalker made news earlier this week, reporters staked out his apartment, including reporters from Today. Baldwin sent out a bunch of angry tweets, including “The television crew camped out outside my apt said they were from the Today Show. #howthemightyhavefallen”; and “A story about stalkers brings out stalkers in the media. But, the Today Show?” In another tweet, Baldwin wrote, “I think I’m leaving NBC just in time.”
Pacific Coast News Kicked Off Plane, 2011
Baldwin started quite the discussion in 2011 when we was pulled off an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant repeatedly asked him to turn off his phone before takeoff.
The airline claimed he had called its staff inappropriate names and locked himself in the plane’s lavatory with his phone. Baldwin said he was playing the game Words With Friends on his phone during the argument. He penned an apology to his fellow passengers and asked airlines to bring back what has been “thrown overboard…in terms of common sense, style, and service,” saying the industry had made flying “ a Greyhound bus experience.” Chris Pizzello / AP Photo Enraged Voicemail, 2007
It’s hard to top this one! In Baldwin’s most infamous outburst to date, the actor
left a scathing voicemail for his daughter, Ireland, who was 11 years old at the time, after she failed to answer her phone for their scheduled talk. “Once again, I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone,” Baldwin huffed. He called Ireland a “thoughtless little pig” and told her she’d made him “feel like shit.” After the story blew up in the news media, Baldwin was temporarily stripped of some of his visitation rights and issued an apology for his outburst. Carlos Costas / Pacific Coast News Barista Tweet/New York Post Feud, 2011
Seems as though Baldwin likes his coffee with a smile—or else. In September, Baldwin tweeted, “Starbucks on 93 and B’way. Uptight Queen barrista [sic] named JAY has an attitude problem.” Baldwin’s ire appeared to be misdirected, however, as the store’s manager
told the that no one by the name of Jay worked there. Baldwin New York Post became enraged over the Post’s reporting on the story, calling one writer “a sleazy from-under-a-rock gnat” and then tweeted about another: "A woman named Amber Sutherland from the Post JUST CAME TO MY APT BLDG!! ON THE 9-11 ANNIVERSARY!!! To ask me about Starbucks." Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic / Getty Images National Enquirer Fight, 2010
Prior to Baldwin hosting the Oscars in 2010,
the actor lashed out at The National Enquirer writer Mike Walker for reporting in a story that Baldwin had yelled at Tina Fey on the set of 30 Rock. Baldwin took issue with the story, calling Walker a “whore” and a “queen.” Walker wasn’t afraid to fight back, writing in the Enquirer: “Here's my headline: 'Alec Baldwin—Raging Closet HOMOPHOBE!' Grab your pitchforks and torches, Hollywood—the monster lurks among ye!” But Baldwin saved the best (worst?) for last. "Yes, he [Walker] is a goat-footed, wheezy, old queen, and all my male lovers agree with me." Splash News / Newscom Name-Calling Michelle Malkin, 2011
While the legal community and much of America was enthralled by
the Troy Davis case earlier this year, Baldwin got in a war of tweets with conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. Malkin tweeted: “Waiting for Hollyweirdo @alecbaldwin's ‘I am Troy Davis’ tweet ...” From there, the two debated issues including Davis, the Iraq War, American consumerism, and the Supreme Court. Baldwin’s biggest swing came with this tweet: “C’mon!! Let’s go all Town Hall on that supreme thinker @michellemalkin. A world class, crypto fascist hater!” Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images Angry Words With 'My Name Is Earl' Creator, 2008
The New Yorker profile, Baldwin claimed NBC execs were paying more attention to My Name Is Earl than they were to 30 Rock. The creator of Earl, Greg Garcia, called Baldwin a “psychotic narcissist.” From there the two squabbled online, Baldwin asked Garcia via The Huffington Post, “Why are you Scientologists always rendering these medical opinions you aren't qualified to give?" Garcia answered on Gawker: “Alec, I can't tell you how happy I am to once again point out that you are an idiot.” Ethan Miller / Getty Images Emmys No-Show, 2011
It’s not always Baldwin starting things. When his Emmys jokes about Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. were cut, he opted out of the Fox broadcast entirely. He later said he
skipped the show for Tony Bennett’s 85th-birthday celebration. This was after confirming his bit had been cut, fanning the Fox feud storyline flame. Lisa Mauceri / INF Photo Mans Up to a Photographer, 2010
Baldwin took pills; daughter Ireland dialed 911. She claimed he wasn’t well and that he had said, “I’m tired of this. I’m going to take some pills. I’m going to end this.” After he was released from the hospital
he lashed out at a New York Post photographer, who he said had grabbed him the previous day at his own apartment. "They are the lowest scum of the Earth,” Baldwin reportedly muttered after returning to the hotel following the confrontation.