Alec Baldwin Feels All Paparazzi Should Be Waterboarded

    June 20, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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Alec Baldwin isn’t a subtle individual. Whenever something happens to the guy that he doesn’t particularly enjoy, chances are you’re going to hear about it. In fact, if the situation presents itself, he may even make light of the whole debacle on Saturday Night Live. As long as he’s not hurting himself or others, listening to Baldwin rant endlessly about the things that make him cranky are an untapped source of pure entertainment. If TLC wants to develop a show entitled “Alec Baldwin Hates Everything”, I’d love to pitch them the idea.

That having been said, Baldwin may want to consider dialing it down a notch. Although just about everyone hates the paparazzi, lashing out in such a violent manner isn’t going to solve anything. Getting upset and telling them where, precisely, they can stick their flash bulb is one thing, but grabbing or shoving someone is unacceptable. I’m sure Baldwin doesn’t feel this way, particularly since he retreated to Twitter to complain about how much these individuals suck at life.

According to the NY Daily News, Baldwin was leaving New York City’s Marriage License Bureau when a photographer attempted to snap a shot. Alec, who claims the guy almost hit him with his camera, decided that enough was enough. That’s when the actor assaulted the paparazzo, an exchange that was forever immortalized by another photographer’s camera.

However, the story doesn’t end there. While riding his mountain bike outside of his East Village apartment on Wednesday, he accidentally ran over a television reporter’s foot. On his way back into the building, Baldwin shoved his way through the crowd, hitting people with the handlebars in the process. His response to the situation soon found its way onto Twitter.

The thing is, I kind of sympathize with the guy. I really do. Being hounded constantly by these clowns has to suck, but at the end of the day, acting out in such a fashion is only going to bring you more bad press. Would the paparazzi have been as numerous outside of his apartment had the supposed “assault” on Tuesday not taken place? Probably not. Instead, he should just mouth off, move along, and take his complaints to the world of social media.

After all, it’s a lot funnier that way.

  • Paul

    Here’s the deal. If you read People, US or any of the other celebrity magazines or watch TMZ or the Insider or any of the celebrity shows,or visit celebrity based websites regularly, you are part of the problem. If photographers weren’t getting paid well to get these celebrity shots, then they wouldn’t be doing it. They would be shooting weddings or something else. It’s all about demand and if there was no market, there would be fewer paparazzi. Also, celebrities need them, too. If they aren’t popular and no one wanted to take their picture, then they’ve got a problem career wise. that being said, the photographers are not completely blameless. they should conduct themselves more professionally.

  • Georgette

    i have seen the paparazzi literally poke and push people to get them all riled up then take their pic when they try to defend themselves. While being hounded by these ass-clowns goes with being famous, they should not be allowed to invade their personal space. (and not all photographers are ‘ass-clowns’…. )