Alec Baldwin is apparently off good behavior on Twitter, as he went off on a rant against a female journalist that is being characterized by some as “sexist.”
What set off the Trump-portraying actor? A woman had the temerity to review a documentary featuring Baldwin and James Toback, the director 200 women have accused of sexual misconduct, and give it less than glowing remarks.
Baldwin, who still has not commented on director James Toback and his alleged sexual assaults, told the reporter,The Decider’s Kayla Cobb, to “stick to divorces and plastic surgery.”
Cobb was taking another look at 2013’s “Seduced and Abandoned,” which showed Baldwin and Toback as they went to the Cannes Film Festival in an attempt to get funding for a new movie.
She wrote that watching it again, after the allegations against Toback, which began when 38 women made accusations against him in a story for the Los Angeles Times, “transforms from mildly charming to repulsive.”
“As a viewer it’s deeply uncomfortable to watch Toback confidently saunter into exclusive meeting after exclusive meeting knowing that the director has likely already forced several women to help him get off,” she wrote. “It’s even more unsettling to watch Toback touch or hug big stars like Neve Campbell, Diablo Cody, Jessica Chastain, Bérénice Bejo, and Diane Kruger for just a beat too long. Throughout every meeting and every interview, the same question still lingers: Did they know? Are they victims?”
Cobb said that, as many celebrities condemned Toback, “Baldwin has remained silent. This is especially remarkable as Baldwin is typically quick to voice his opinions about social justice-related controversies either through Twitter or on his podcast.”
Yes, let’s take a look at the people Baldwin has spoken out about.
O’Reilly may swing from rope he’s helped Trump avoid.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 19, 2017
1- Now that we’ve all had a good, satisfying cackle at O’Reilly’s expense, we should drop it. He’s gone. Let it go.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 20, 2017
So, when Roger Ailes wanted to take a break from getting conservatives to hate everything about O or HRC, he was flashing his staff?
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 20, 2016
3- Give @TuckerCarlson Roger Ailes’ job. And tell him to keep his pants on.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 15, 2017
9- most importantly, Trump has abused power whenever he has held it. Whether over women he is in contact with, or
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 8, 2016
11- Trump has abused the middle class in his business dealings as much as he has women.
Yet somehow, some believe he is on their side
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 8, 2016
When someone on the right is accused Baldwin is a champion for women. But when it is his friend, and a man he works with, radio silence.
Baldwin did not take kindly to Cobb calling him out.
“I cheered when Gawker lost its case to Hulk. So, of course The Decider wants to tar me w the Toback brush. Kayla Cobb, ur a dreadful writer,” he wrote.
I cheered when Gawker lost its case to Hulk. So, of course The Decider wants to tar me w the Toback brush.
Kayla Cobb, ur a dreadful writer.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 25, 2017
“Ty. The article only highlighted you haven’t made a statement about Toback. If you’d like to give one pls email me at [email protected],” Cobb responded.
But Baldwin skillfully avoided giving one.
“I would send you an email, on any subject, if you weren’t such a dishonest, awful writer,” he wrote.
“Is that a “No comment” on Toback?” Cobb fired back.
“Why don’t you let prosecutors and real journalists investigate such cases and you stick to divorces and plastic surgery,” he said, still avoiding comment, but managing to be sexist while criticizing Cobb for writing gossip, which she does not do.
“The best part about that sexist comment is he was being condescending about the wrong profession. I’m a TV critic, not a gossip writer,” she tweeted.
Ty. The best part about that sexist comment is he was being condescending about the wrong profession. I’m a TV critic, not a gossip writer
— Kayla Cobb (@KaylCobb) October 26, 2017
But is it that big of a surprise? Baldwin is a man who, with Toback, sat for an interview with convicted child rapist Roman Polanski in the documentary.
Baldwin has also worked with, and defended, alleged child sex predator Woody Allen, who was accused by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of assaulting her when she was seven years old.
Farrow asked several people who have worked with Allen, including Baldwin, for a response and he gave her one.
In his usual caring and compassionate manner he tweeted “What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family’s personal struggle?”
“You know who’s guilty? Who’s lying? You, personally, know that?” he tweeted. “You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family’s issue.”
Baldwin eventually deleted his tweets as he did with some of the tweets to Cobb.
But lefties will probably still cheer for him when he takes shots at President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”
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