Alec Baldwin Defended by Daughter Ireland in Wake of Gay Slur

Alec Baldwin Defended by Daughter Ireland in Wake of Gay Slur

‘What my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN'T,” tweets the daughter he famously insulted via voicemail when she was 11 years old

Alec Baldwin has received some social media support from his daughter Ireland – yes, the same one that he famously called a “rude, thoughtless little pig” when she was 11 years old.

“My dad has an INFANT CHILD to protect … Boundaries have to be made. Paparazzi have jobs to do, but some of them jeopardize people’s lives and cross a line,” said Ireland, now 18, in a series of tweets that began Saturday. “My point being, what my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN’T…. ”

“My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist,” Ireland continued. “For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously … Sometimes we let our tempers get the best of us. Tempers are like wildfires. Something or someone can easily fuel the fire.”

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Her comments came in the wake of what’s been a turbulent stretch even by the famously truculent actor’s standards.

On Friday, MSNBC put his show “Up Late With Alec Baldwin” on suspension after a video published by TMZ seemed to capture him calling a paparazzo a “cocksucking fag.”

Subsequently, Baldwin apologized and denied using the word “faggot” in a Huffington Post blog post published on Saturday. He also said “Up Late” may not come back at all.

“I never used the word faggot in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me. What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear. But I can assure you, with complete confidence, that a direct homophobic slur (or indirect one for that matter) is not spoken,” Baldwin wrote.

Ireland’s defense of her famous father calls to mind the storm of outrage that descended upon him in 2007 when, during a during a custody battle with his ex-wife Kim Basinger, he left Ireland a voicemail message calling her a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”

  • Pegital

    Why the need to drag up something from the very distant past? That voicemail was made public by her mom hoping to gain leverage in court proceedings vs. Baldwin. It was a cheap ploy at the expense of her daughter. The media was equally guilty for playing it over the air. Show me a parent who doesn't tell their child off when their behavior is deserving of a tongue lashing and I'll show you a parent who is raising a spoiled, self-indulged child. Problem with people in your profession is you think you have the right to violate someones privacy 24/7. You don't!! You HATE that Baldwin won't tolerate being stalked or harassed. He's a rare breed in a world full of suck ups and kiss asses who won't fight back because they're afraid of what you might do to their careers with the rumors and lies you print every day. Your profession is full of scumbags.

  • Norman Dostal

    she's cleakly damaged, having been raised by this abusive a-hole,. Pay her no mind-who does she think she is? MILLIONS of gays and their kids arent puting up with this sheit because her dad is a mental case

  • Mark

    Pegital if you think calling your eleven year old daughter a pig is normal then you've got some screws loose don't blame the media for that animal he's the pig and he proves it over and over again by his ridiculously over the top aggressive conduct

  • Mark

    She should have kept her mouth shut but she's got the equivalent of battered woman syndrome, run to the piece of shit who abused you when he hurts others he's a jerk and everyone around him his daughter trophy wife half his age he has to take Viagra to sleep with all look like dufasis

  • Mark

    He has been irrelevant for years and still is if he isn't careful his mouth will ruin his legacy the way Mel gibsons did

  • April

    Who is crazier…Mel Gibson or Alec? It is a tie!