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Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter Over Airline Scandal

Posted on December 7th, 2011 at 8:24 am
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Alec Baldwin is walking away from Twitter after a nasty, and very public war of words with American Airlines. On Tuesday evening, the comedian was removed from an American flight for getting into a heated argument with a flight attendant over using his iPad to play the popular game, Words with Friends.

After being kicked off the plane, the comedian took to Twitter to vent his frustration with the airline and their employees:

“Last flight with American where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950′s find jobs as flight attendants.”

That colorful comment was picked up by media outlets across the globe, and on Tuesday night Baldwin asked his 600,000 followers to un-follow him. When that didn’t happen, he changed his account name to Deactived001 and told his fans that he’s no longer going to be tweeting.

When Rumorfix contacted the actor’s rep to find out why Baldwin no longer wants to participate in the Twittersphere, they told us that their client is focusing on 30 Rock for now, but that’s not all they had to say; Baldwin’s reps at Hiltzik Strategies are engaging in a Twitter war of their own with American Airlines, tweeting this:

“Hey @AMERICAN_AA: How come it’s OK for other 1st class passengers to tweet while @alecbaldwin is asked to leave while using his device? #hypocrisy.”

No word on when or if the actor plans to reactivate his Twitter account.

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    • carmella

      Why do famous people think they don’t have to follow rules like anyone else.  I’m sure his demeanor was nasty.  You are a grown man, put the game down