In the wake of adversity, we are all capable of acting rashly. But hey, Alec Baldwin, did you have to take it out on your Twitter followers?
The 30 Rock actor was recently kicked off an American Airlines flight for reportedly refusing to stop playing Words with Friends on his smart phone. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again, which is why NewsFeed can’t imagine what drove Baldwin to his next move: deleting his Twitter account. Baldwin sent out a final tweet that read, “Let’s play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again. But, tonight at 10 PM, NY time, unfollow me.” His account now bleakly reads “Deactivated” and a rep has said that the chatty actor is focusing on work right now. Which, if you were a fan of Baldwin’s excitable and prolific feed, is disappointing.
Yet all is not lost! We’ve rounded up a few other celebrity Twitter feeds with Baldwin-like traits that could tide you over while he’s AWOL.
@ellenbarkin – Definitely not light on the foul language, Ellen Barkin’s feed swings between loving tweets to fans and friends and searing insults to her critics. No matter the category you fall into, it’s definitely entertaining.
@PiersMorgan – Hear us out on this one. While the CNN host has more than a few critics, it’s often amazing to witness him respond to them, ruthlessly, over Twitter. Like Baldwin, he’s not afraid of pulling punches which, obviously, benefits us all. (Disclosure: CNN, like TIME, is owned by Time Warner.)
@ebertchicago - Occasionally curmudgeonly, not afraid to share his controversial thoughts and updating at all hours of the night. It’s about as Baldwin-esque as you’re going to get. Plus, there’s the movie reviews!
@SandraBernhard – Do you know anything about Sandra Bernhard? We shouldn’t even have to explain this one to you.