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Alec Baldwin’s social media presence has become quite the topic of conversation following a controversial interview he did with IndieWire in which he unleashed a torrent of rage on a disgruntled ex-colleague, specifically Scott…

Jackanory: 10 great kids' films that are making a comeback

Alec Baldwin’s social media presence has become quite the topic of conversation following a controversial interview he did with IndieWire in which he unleashed a torrent of rage on a disgruntled ex-colleague, specifically Scott Eyman, following the actor’s allegedly “friendly” response to Mr Eyman’s scathing critique of the actor’s alleged indifference to a shooting on the set of an Off Broadway production of Arguendo.

The issue, which had gained much criticism through the mid-nineties and particularly after the publication of a NYT piece detailing Mr Baldwin’s many misdemeanours, had come to a head when Mr Eyman asked Mr Baldwin what he thought about being labelled a cocaine user after he had been filmed using the drug. Mr Baldwin fired back angrily, only to be confronted by Mr Eyman and the newspaper’s account, and went on to reveal that he had been having trouble dealing with some friends around the time, and had thought it would be appropriate to pursue them some time after. The critic then asked why Mr Baldwin had gone around to his bosses on the set of Arguendo to grill the crew, and in a continuing bout of verbal thrust and parry, the actor threw him to the floor and began swinging at him, leaving him bruised and bloody before Mr Baldwin forced him to quit the play. Mr Baldwin also launched into a torrent of homophobic remarks when Mr Eyman returned the interview a second time, describing him as a “toxic little queen” and “bully”, and later went on to criticise NY Post theatre critic Joe Dziemianowicz as “nothing more than a mean-spirited anti-Semite”.

After the articles appeared, Mr Baldwin took to Twitter to express his disapproval and regard for the majority of critics: “When an audience, a critic, the press, ANYONE provokes discourse, good. When they impede on that discourse, bad.” However, the backlash was not limited to the general public.

In response to the headlines, Mr Baldwin deleted his Twitter account. His representative released a statement saying: “I am deeply disappointed that some members of the media have chosen to misrepresent this story and defame Alec’s character. I am proud of the work Alec has done on behalf of those with HIV and AIDS.”

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