Alec Baldwin has had enough of the media. Detailing his controversial 2013 in an essay for New York Magazine, Alec says “goodbye” to his public life, saying, "I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. This is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."
In the essay, Alec gives his side of the story for many of his headline-making antics that went down within the past year, including being labeled a homophobe following an interaction with a paparazzi in New York City.
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The actor describes his encounter with the TMZ photographer, saying he “ambushed me as I was putting my family in a car, and I chased him down the block and said, ‘C—k sucking mother—ker (when I have volatile interaction with these people, I don't pull out a pen and take notes on what I said)… Do people really, really believe that, when I shouted at that guy, I called him a 'f----t' on-camera? Do you honestly believe I would give someone like TMZ's Harvey Levin, of all people, another club to beat me with?"
Speaking about his feud with Shia LaBeouf, Alec describes that the actor “seems to carry with him… a jailhouse mentality wherever we goes” and “loves to argue.” He adds, “He had that card, that card you get when you make films that makes a lot of money that gives you a certain kind of entitlement.”
At the end of the essay, Alec references Shia’s bizarre red carpet stunt he pulled at the Berlin Film Festival, wearing the brown paper bag over his head that read, “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.” Alec writes, “And there was truly a part of me that felt sorry for him, oddly enough.”
As for the rest of the story, Alec went into detail about what really went down with his MSNBC talk show, his reputation in entertainment following his paparazzi attacks and his desire to leave New York City, which has been his home since 1979. It’s definitely well-worth the read and you can check out the full write up here.
What did you think of Alec’s essay?
Do you feel sorry for him or did he do all of this to himself?