Has Alec Baldwin lost his mind?
Star of 30 Rock, leaves irate message on his 12 year old daughter’s cell phone.
Now, I may not be the most impartial commentator, considering I have a long standing love affair with Alec Baldwin. In fact, I lick the screen when he graces my living room every Thursday night. But, has he lost his mind? I say, “No.” Should he have lost visitation rights? I say, “NOOOO!”
What I hear is a frustrated father who is fighting to have a relationship with his daughter. After listening carefully several times, I can only imagine the conversation Alec had with his daughter when he bought her the cell phone in the first place. It sounds to me like Alec just wants to communicate with his daughter on a regular basis, which is not happening.
So he purchased her a cell phone, with the hope and promises to speak with his daughter on regularly scheduled phone appointments. Yet Alec can’t ever seem to get a hold of his own daughter. I’m sure Alec is paying a hefty cell phone bill, where everyone, but him, can talk to her.
I am not saying it was appropriate fore Alec to call his child a “pig”, but I can see how upsetting it must be for Alec to have made several attempts to at least connect via telephone relationship with his daughter all to no avail.
Maybe he went a little overboard with the excessive use of profanity, but I am sorry, in this day and age there is way too much coddling of ‘children’ and sometimes a child just needs a good smack down.
I, for one, have handed out a healthy dose of nuclear style screaming at my own child. Who hasn’t ripped into their own kids when they don’t act right?
Alec’s daughter is not 4; she is not a ‘baby.’ It sound to me like the daughter had a deal with her father, and agreement, a promise which she did not keep.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that a Hollywood icon, is truly upset over the fact that he is not able to talk to his own daughter. There are plenty of Hollywood (and regular life) fathers that don’t make any effort at all to have any relationship with their kids.
That appears to be what Alec is really yelling about. He lives far away, he can’t see her everyday, I’m sure he is limited in participating in her life to begin with and all he wants to do is talk to his kid. Yet, he can’t even do that. So he yelled. Big deal.
By the way, who even released the recording to the public? Kim Basinger. And why? Why would she do that? Hasn’t she interfered with their relationship enough? What good does it do to air the message Alec left for his daughter to the general public? Is Kim so furious that Alec is doing so well with his career, while she couldn’t deliver a line from someone else’s mouth? Is Kim so jealous that she will do just about anything to steer Alec’s relationship with his daughter in to full blown media scrutiny. Alec’s relationship with his daughter is just that…it’s THEIR relationship.
Now Alec has lost visitation rights because of his rant?
That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my entire life. A father can lose visitation with their own child because he yelled at them.
It’s not like Alec threaten her with physical violence, he didn’t beat her with wooden spoons (like we were back in the day). He yelled at her and threw in some profanity. La-de-freeking-da. Since when did reprimanding your child become a crime, punishable by loss of visitation?
Thank goodness none of MY screaming matches have ever been recorded and/or released to the public.
Please weigh in on the comments.
What do you think?
Does Alec deserve to loose visitation?
Was his phone message too intense?