‘Words With Friends’ Defends Alec Baldwin After Plane Tantrum


As you may know, yesterday afternoon Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight after a dispute with a flight attendant:

Wwf"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving," the actor said in a Twitter message after the incident.

The "30 Rock" star added a hashtag saying it was "no wonder" the airline recently declared bankruptcy.

The cabin confrontation started when a flight staffer scolded Baldwin for playing the addictive, Scrabble-like game on his iPad while the airplane was parked at the gate – when electronic devices are supposed to be off – a source familiar with the incident told the Daily News. The actor, 53, got up and demanded the flight attendant's name so he could file a complaint – and the conflict escalated, the source said.

'Words with Friends' saw an opportunity:

After the news broke, the Zynga word game released a photo to TMZ that features the phrase "Let Alec Play."

And the score on the game reads: A Baldwin 1, American Air 0.

Baldwin also tweeted out the photo to his nearly 600,000 followers, along with the hash tag #theresalwaysunited.

Witnesses to the Baldwin scuffle offer another story: Baldwin was angry that a couple wanted to sit in first class and was annoyed by it, got up and slammed the lavatory door so hard the pilot asked what was going on.

Posted December 7, 2011 at 8:10am ETC by Andy Towle
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