Alec Baldwin Goes on Homophobic Twitter Rant

Not happy when reporter claims wife was tweeting during funeral

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 28, 2013 9:53 AM CDT | Updated Jun 28, 2013 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – While attending James Gandolfini's funeral yesterday, Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria was also allegedly ... tweeting ... and not about Gandolfini's death. This was pointed out by George Stark in the Daily Mail, and to say Baldwin didn't take it well would be a bit of an understatement. He and Hilaria both refuted the charges (one source claims Hilaria left the funeral early because she wasn't feeling well and tweeted on the way home; Hilaria herself claims she was just retweeting others, and the time stamp shows up the same as the original tweet), but Baldwin's refutations were, shall we say, somewhat more spirited than his wife's, and included some homophobic comments. His tweets on the matter were captured by the Huffington Post and the Atlantic Wire before he deleted his Twitter account entirely. A select few (others are worse):

  • "My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friends [sic] funeral."
  • "I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna f---...you...up."
  • "I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this f---ing little b---h, George Stark."
The more measured response from Baldwin's publicist: "It is disgraceful that this reporter manufactured a story and never called for comment or explanation—especially when it needlessly diverted attention away from a day to honor the memory of a beloved figure like Mr Gandolfini."

Alec Baldwin, left, and his wife Hilaria Thomas arrive at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine before funeral services for actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.
Alec Baldwin, left, and his wife Hilaria Thomas arrive at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine before funeral services for actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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