Ireland Baldwin is defending dad Alec Baldwin after his MSNBC show was suspended following the actor’s use of a homophobic slur directed towards a photographer.
The 17-year-old model took to Twitter and defended her dad in a series of posts.
“Sometimes we let our tempers get the best of us. Tempers are like wildfire. Something or someone can easily fuel the fire,” she wrote. “It takes a lot of strength for someone to release their anger. It takes a log strength and SUPPORT for someone to grow and become a better person. We all say things we don’t mean. We all say thing we can’t take back.”
Ireland goes on to admit that her dad, 55, has had issues with his anger in the past.
“For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously. My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist. From what you’ve read and from what media has been shoved down your throats, he has a kind heart. Having paparazzi following my mom and I has not been thrilling. Paparazzi can bring out many confined feelings of anger and spite out of anyone,” she continued.
After video was posted where Alec is heard using the homophobic slur, the actor Tweeted (and then deleted) that the word he used was “fathead.”
“My point being, what my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN’T. Boundaries have to made. Paparazzi have jobs to do, but some of them jeopardize people’s lives and cross a line. My dad has an INFANT CHILD to protect. All the parents out there should understand. You would do anything to protect your baby,” Ireland continued on Twitter.
Adding, “Now, let’s all quit acting like children. Let my dad be and let him have his room to learn and enjoy his family. As someone very wise once said, ‘Be peaceful and love everyone’ COME ONNNN EVERYONE. Let’s just all be thankful that we are alive!”
-- Jesse Spero
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