I have had it with Alec Baldwin. He’s either one of the world’s biggest jerks, or he’s severely mentally ill…but he’s most probably both.
All the latest headlines surrounding Baldwin’s being kicked off an American Airlines flight state the reason for his ejection was that he refused to stop playing Words With Friends on his cell phone. Not exactly so. It seems Mr. Baldwin did a little bit more than refuse to turn off his cell phone. The headlines make it sound like he kept his phone on 15 seconds too long and was forced to leave the plane. He is acting like a spoiled brat, a petulant child. This is NOT his first run-in with being the world’s biggest jerk. Ever heard the message he left for his 11 year old daughter on her phone? Yeah, really classy and fatherly, Alec…call your little girl a “thoughtless little pig”. Nice. There’s a lot more to his deranged tirade blasted at her, but the language isn’t exactly suitable for my blog. Suffice it to say, he was foul. Eleven years old. Good grief. But I digressed. Back to his latest deranged behavior….
Sure, all the data and studies show that cell phone usage does NOT interfere with the workings of an aircraft and will not cause it to crash or anything like that. But the fact remains, it’s the rule that electronic devices need to be shut off during takeoff and landing, and limited in their usage while in flight. Plus, the flight attendants are the BOSSES of the plane and keep you ALIVE in case of an emergency and when they tell you to do, or not do, something, you do it, or stop doing it. That’s just how it goes.
Here is the American Airlines comment from their facebook page on just how classy a guy Alec is:
Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.
If *I*, and likely you, had acted in such a manner, we’d have been hauled off in handcuffs. But this maniac walked away and got himself on a later flight, on which I suppose, he behaved himself, at least enough so to be able to remain on the plane.
This isn’t a man who has simple anger issues. This is a very sick guy who needs to not be in society as he is now.
I’m not one who does the boycott thing, but I won’t be watching his shows, going to his movies, or doing anything that supports him in any way shape or form. He’s calling for a boycott of American Airlines. I think American Airlines should ban him forever from flying. If I was one an American Airline flight attendant, who he called “retired Catholic school gym teachers”, I would walk off the plane if he showed up on my flight. I’d have the right to do that written into my union contract, in fact.