Alec Baldwin on Wednesday deactivated his Twitter account — complaining the social media platform is full of “a–holes.”
The 62-year-old actor made the choice after getting skewered on Twitter for commenting about Gillian Anderson’s use of an American accent whereas accepting a Golden Globe on Sunday.
The former “30 Rock” star fumed that Twitter is the place “all of the a–holes within the United States and past go to get their superior levels in a–holines.”
He added: “You can’t do any irony within the United States anymore as a result of the United States is such an uptight, wired place.”
Addressing information of Anderson’s accent-switch earlier within the day, Baldwin tweeted, “Switching accents? That sounds … fascinating.”
The actor’s spouse, Hilaria Baldwin, was just lately roiled in controversy for her fluctuating Spanish accent whereas main individuals to consider she was raised within the nation, when, the truth is, she grew up in Boston.
“The distinction is Gillian lived in London throughout her childhood and lives there so an accent developed. She’s by no means denied her Americanism. Big fan of yours, however that is an terrible take,” one particular person commented on Baldwin’s tweet.
Another Twitter consumer wrote: “Except Anderson was actually raised in London. Born within the US and raised in PR and London.”
Baldwin, in a virtually 10-minute video that he recorded whereas driving dwelling from work, stated his tweet was under no circumstances an insult to Anderson.
“When I made that remark about individuals switching cultures, if you’ll. It was under no circumstances meant to be derogatory towards somebody who I like,” he stated, with out naming the actress.