Alec Baldwin isn’t exactly known as a calm man. The “30 Rock” actor has turned up in the tabloids multiple times throughout the years over his short temper, and Thursday night’s public meltdown over Twitter is no different. After attending James Gandolfini’s funeral on Thursday, Baldwin embarked on a lengthy Twitter tirade against the Daily Mail and ultimately deleted his account.
After attending the funeral in Manhattan, the Daily Mail ran a story by writer George Stark claiming that Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, was updating her Twitter feed throughout the ceremony. Baldwin didn’t exactly take kindly to the accusation and tore into Stark on Twitter, at one point physically threatening the author.
“I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna f---k ... you ... up,” Baldwin tweeted. But he didn’t stop there.
Check out the rest of Baldwin’s tweets directed at Stark and the Daily Mail below.
“If put my foot up your f---king ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much.”
“My wife and I attend a funeral to pay our respects to an old friend, and some toxic Brit writes this f---king trash.”
“I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this f*cking little bitch, George Stark.”
“George Stark, you lying little bitch. I am gonna f%#@ you up.”
“Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That's not true. But I'm gonna tweet at your funeral.”
Nearing the end of his tirade, Baldwin announced that he would be leaving Twitter, maybe forever as a result of the rant.
“My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friends funeral. Now, fuck this twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth,” Baldwin tweeted.
Baldwin then made good on the threat and deleted his account. His tweets have since been preserved by Gawker both in text and via a screenshot. Not long after Baldwin began targeting him, Stark chose to set his Twitter account to private.
For the record, Hilaria also maintains her innocence in the entire affair.
“FYI I don't believe in bringing phones into a funeral and I never did and I never would,” she tweeted a little before her husband deleted her account.
As of press time, the Daily Mail has not amended its story to include the Baldwins’ quotes.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.