Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after subtweeting Gillian Anderson’s accent switch
Alec Baldwin has once again deleted his Twitter account. Just hours after taking a subtle swipe at the buzz over Gillian Anderson‘s accent switch at the 2021 Golden Globes, the former 30 Rock alum deleted his official account.
Prior to deactivating his page, the 62-year-old actor weighed in on people’s confusion over The Crown star’s native American accent. Retweeting an article about the issue, he made a subtle dig at the heritage controversy plaguing his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, by writing, “Switching accents? That sounds…fascinating.”
Well, the big difference is that Gillian Anderson’s British accent is actually very real and Hilaria Baldwin’s is actually very fake.
Baldwin’s wife Hilaria came under fire for her claims to Spanish heritage, with many pointing to her comes-and-goes Spanish accent as evidence that she was faking the whole thing.
Alec’s post came after many questioned Gillian’s American accent that she used when accepting her Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series trophy. Gillian, who was born in America but spent years living in London, was mostly seen speaking with a British accent on a number of TV series including Sex Education, Bleak House, and The Fall. Back in 2009, she talked about her ability to switch between American and British accents. To The Telegraph, she said, “Even on the phone, my accent will change.”
“Part of me wishes I could control it, but I can’t,” she pointed out. “I just slip into one or the other. When I moved to the States I tried hard to cling on to my British accent because it made me different.”
After his Anderson tweet, Baldwin immediately got dragged and ended up deleting his Twitter account.
In the video, the “30 Rock” alum spoke to a camera while driving a car, which is just…
“Wanted to post a quick video to say that I deactivated my Twitter account today,” he said. “I found myself writing a little mention — I don’t want to drag other people into my debates or what have you — but I noticed that someone said that this actress, who I won’t mention, had switched accents during the press for her show.”
Baldwin said that “you can’t do any irony on Twitter” or “in the United States anymore because the United States is such an uptight, stressed out place,” so he chose not to comment on the post.
He explained that he’s a “huge fan” of the actress that he was speaking about and that his “comment was meant to just illustrate the point that I find, as I said, that the multi-cultural expressions of anyone for that matter — whatever country, language, music, food, clothing, art, any of it, whatever of those expressions are important to you — that’s your business.”
The actor further slammed the social media app, saying it’s “where all the assholes in the United States and beyond go.”
“You can’t say anything dark enough to describe a lot of the crowd on Twitter,” Baldwin continued.