Notorious loudmouth Alec Baldwin took to Twitter Monday to rip the reporters who crashed his fiancée's yoga class to snap photographs of her ring. The "30 Rock" star confirmed to The Huffington Post Monday that he is engaged to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, sparking headlines across the Internet announcing the news.
But Baldwin believes that one publication took it too far: the New York Daily News, which published blurry mobile phone snapshots of Thomas and of her ring. "Thomas was photographed Monday in Manhattan sporting a square-cut Cartier diamond engagement ring on her left hand," the Daily News wrote in the article announcing the engagement, which also included several quotes from Baldwin's brother Stephen.
The report subsequently set off a flurry of furious tweets from Baldwin, who in a Twitter rage slammed the paper (wrongly confusing its publisher as Rupert Murdoch in the process) and the article's writers (identifying them by name, Twitter handle and photograph), and added a few not-so-nice insults to boot ("Snooki," "nutty b*tch").
Two reporters from the Daily News crashed @hilariathomas ' yoga class today to take photos and post pictures.Their names are ....— AB (@alecbaldwin) April 3, 2012
There names are Simone Weichselbaum...— AB (@alecbaldwin) April 3, 2012
And Enid Alvarez...— AB (@alecbaldwin) April 3, 2012
Shame on the no- talent trash from the Daily News for invading the privacy of 75 people in a yoga class to take a picture of someone.— AB (@alecbaldwin) April 3, 2012
@Koolkat130... Are you the Snooki look-a-line that snookied your way into a certain yoga class today?Shame on you, Snooki!— AB (@alecbaldwin) April 3, 2012
Strip Murdoch of every broadcast license he has.#murdochisacryptofascist— AB (@alecbaldwin) April 3, 2012
This isn't the first time Baldwin has unhinged on his Twitter account. In December 2011, Baldwin used the social network to vent about American Airlines, after he was kicked off a plane for refusing to shut down his iPad. He also alluded to the founder of the gossip website TMZ, which was quick to publish the airplane incident, before temporarily quitting Twitter altogether: "What's a twelve letter word that is interchangeable for HARVEY LEVIN?"
What do you think, readers? Has Alec gone too far, or is he right to blast the reporters who he believes invaded his fiance's privacy? And in other, happier news, today is also Baldwin's birthday (he turns 54). Happy birthday, Alec!