Did yesterday seem slightly colder to you? Did gravity felt a little harsher, placing an almost unbearable weight on not only your body, but also on your mind and, most significantly, your spirit? “What is this, what could be the cause?” you murmured to yourself, face against the bathroom floor tiles, the fluorescent light shimmering in the puddles of your own bile. Well, yesterday, Tuesday, December 6, Alec Baldwin was kicked off of his American Airlines flight out of LAX for refusing to discontinue playing the Scrabble-like game Words With Friends on his smartphone. YES, THAT ALEC BALDWIN! From The Hollywood Reporter:
On Tuesday, the actor took to Twitter to announce he’d gotten in trouble on an American Airlines flight while sitting at the gate at Los Angeles International Airport.
“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt,” he tweeted, before following up with “But, oddly, 30 Rock plays inflight on American. #theresalwaysunited.”
#ihaveneverwantedtomurderanairplanemorethanidointhismoment. Can you even imagine. The incredibly famous Alec Baldwin, simply minding his own business and playing a game on his smartphone, harming no one, being very quiet, definitely not being a jerk to anyone who is only trying to do the awkward job of telling Alec Baldwin to please turn off his cell phone like everyone else, while his own television show is oddly (??????) still what the airline plays inflight, being unnecessarily REMOVED from that flight. I barely believe it. Kevin Smith being forcibly removed from a flight for being too fat, sure. Gerard Depardieu getting kicked off of a flight for peeing everywhere, of course. BUT THIS? If only there were another brand name person on that airplane who could give us a little more insight into what happe– OH WAIT, HOLD ON, STOP THE BLOGPRESSES! It looks like former COO of MTV, Michael J. Wolf was on the flight, too! And he ALSO TWEETS! THANK GOODNESS!
Again, from THR:
Michael J. Wolf was also on the flight, and tweeted that the actor had actually been kicked off of the plane, indicating he may have been at fault. “On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait,” Wolf wrote.
WHAT? An indication that he may have been at fault? I thought we were going to get to the bottom of this! If I wanted LIES, I would’ve asked AMERICAN AIRLIES THEMSELVES! Maybe some of the regular people on the flight can shed a little truth on the situation, from CBS:
Other passengers say he was actually talking on the phone, not just playing a game, reports CBS News coorespondant Betty Nguyen. A crew Member told NY Post he was removed because he became “violent, aggressive” toward staff.
Oh good grief. Well it looks like we’ll just have to stay tuned to the source—AHHHH WAIT WHAT?!
Well, it looks like since Alec Baldwin has at least temporarily deactivated his Twitter account, which seems like a bit of an overreaction I have to say, we can all at least temporarily deactivate our belief in any sort of news media presented to us. R.I.P. truth. Goodnight and good luck.