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Ireland Baldwin Defends Her Father from Homophobia Charges on Twitter

In a series of tweets, Ireland Baldwin (Alec's daughter from Kim Basinger) defended her father on Twitter over the weekend, writing:

Ireland_baldwinSometimes we let our tempers get the best of us. Tempers are like wildfires. Something or someone can easily fuel the fire...It takes a lot of strength for someone to release their anger. It takes a lot of strength and SUPPORT for someone to grow and become a......better person. We all say things we don't mean. We all say things we can't take back...For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously. My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist. From what you've read and from what media has been shoved down your throats, he has a kind heart. Having paparazzi following my mom and I has not been thrilling. Paparazzi can bring out many confined feelings of anger and spite out of anyone.

My point being, what my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN'T. Boundaries have to be made. Paparazzi have jobs to do, but some of them jeopardize people's lives and cross a line. My dad has an INFANT CHILD to protect. All the parents out there should understand. You would do anything to protect your baby. Now, let's all quit acting like children. Let my dad be and let him have his room to learn and enjoy his family. As someone very wise once said, "Be peaceful and love everyone" COME ONNNN EVERYONE. Let's just all be thankful that we are alive!

Baldwin's tweets appeared as the actor was defending himself of charges he is a "homophobic bigot" in a blog post at the Huffington Post.

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  1. Andy Towle, what's YOUR opinion of Alec Baldwin's homophobic rant? Seeing you run a blog where you frequently voice your opinion of homophobic religious conservatives, don't you think you should extend your talents to those on the liberal side who utter homophobic slurs?

    Or are you in the selective morality business, Andy?

    Posted by: jimbryant | Nov 18, 2013 7:39:08 AM


  2. I'll abandon my Koran, Bible, et. al. And follow the wisdom of that chick with Mama's tits and Daddy's brains. Come on gays! Let's marry! And Procreate! And add to the great unwashed, illiterate masses!

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Nov 18, 2013 8:02:12 AM


  3. Is this the same daughter he called a "pig?" 'nuf said.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Nov 18, 2013 8:24:06 AM


  4. Ireland Baldwin is an 'ungrateful little pig' (her father's words, not mine).

    Posted by: MaryM | Nov 18, 2013 8:38:36 AM


  5. "My dad has an INFANT CHILD to protect."

    Alec Baldwin is clearly a TERRIBLE parent then.

    His hysterical overreactions to the paparazzi make him a target.

    There are MANY celebrities who live in New York who are not harassed by the paparazzi. Why? Because they keep their heads down and ignore them. These people are therefore not newsworthy.
    Alec Baldwin's reactions to the paparazzi make him a person that the paparazzi wants to follow.

    A real pity that he is so stupid that he would deliberately endanger his own child like this.

    Posted by: MaryM | Nov 18, 2013 8:42:39 AM


  6. Alec Baldwin or his porcine family members wouldn't have to defend him from his behavior....if he just changed his behavior.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Nov 18, 2013 8:57:50 AM


  7. She was 11 years old when the "pig" comment was made.

    She is 18 now.

    Really people, kids do grow up.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Nov 18, 2013 10:15:45 AM


  8. It merely indicates to me that Alec Baldwin has remained a vicious, bigoted bully for over 7 years.

    Posted by: MaryM | Nov 18, 2013 10:19:45 AM


  9. Don’t get me wrong, I love Alec Baldwin, but the point is that in a moment of blind rage THAT is what he says.. (tell us how you really feel)

    Posted by: Martin | Nov 18, 2013 10:22:21 AM


  10. Who you are when you are angry is who you really are: that is when the mask comes off. If you are a homophobic jerk when you are angry, then....

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Nov 18, 2013 10:26:42 AM


  11. One of the most amazing things about this is how poorly Baldwin has handled it. It's like he consulted a professional public relations firm, got their advice about crisis management, and then proceeded to do the opposite of every single thing they recommended.

    Posted by: Eric | Nov 18, 2013 10:35:55 AM


  12. more deflection.

    Posted by: deedrdo | Nov 18, 2013 1:01:11 PM


  13. "We all say things we don't mean. We all say things we can't take back..."

    True. But there are two things to consider.

    Alec, as a major celebrity, has a very high profile, and a corresponding responsibility to choose what he says carefully.

    Second, these words always seem to be so close under the surface, that something is plainly going on. Regardless of whether he means these words or not, he needs help to find out what they're always right there.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 19, 2013 12:07:45 AM


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