Friday, April 20, 2007

Alec Baldwin's rant

Alec Baldwin calls his 11 or 12 year old daughter (apparently he wasn't sure which in the voicemail) and lets her have it. Apparently he has been trying to setup times to talk and she turns off her phone. He is pretty angry in the voice mail and does do some name calling (which made me feel uneasy) but more importantly he says he's going to fly out to where she is for the day to "straighten her out" which didn't sound violent at all but rather and angry parent wanting to do some parenting.

I know that he'll take a lot of crap for this angry call which was never meant for public consumption (after all, none of us are at our best when we're angry at family) but I'm glad he cares enough to do some parenting with some passion. He's a wealthy, famous celebrity who is divorced from his wealthy, famous, and hot ex-wife and is pissed when his kid doesn't show common courtesy and it hurts his feelings.

You'll probably never hear me defend Alec Baldwin again but I hope in this "everything is public" electronic age that this angry voicemail gone public doesn't stop Hollywood-types from straightening out their kids every once in awhile. Kids are stupid and they need it.

5 comments:

Gino said...

alec could always go to africa and buy a little colored baby to add to his life. his popularity would skyrocket, his face on people mag, featured in US articles...

and we would all breifly forget what a dick he really is.

Anonymous said...

i disagree. i think his rant was indefensible. no one should call their daughter a pig and tell her she doesn't have the brains to do the right thing. i doubt she'll go through life thinking much of herself if she believes the negative reinforcement she gets from her dad.

Esther said...

I think he should not have called his daughter names like that. But I also think that it's none of my business and am appalled that people consider this okay to print as news.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know his daughter? Maybe she is a pig and he was merely stating the facts. Although, I don't think swine live for 11-12 years. And now that I think about it...I've seen a picture and she doesn't look like a pig. Perhaps she's half pig...but then I wonder, does she get the pig from the Baldwin or Bassinger side?

lynda said...

i think it's stupid that this is in the headlines in the first place. it's his own personal life, his family, his kid - not a tv show. the fact that voicemail was leaked and the media is all over it like stink on shit is completely ridiculous.