After The New York Daily News harked back to an old scandal in Alec Baldwin’s past, the person at the forefront of the 2007 incident, Alec’s 18-year-old daughter Ireland, is fighting back.
On their Monday, Nov. 18 cover, the Daily News put a photo of Ireland with the headline “’Little Pig’ to the Rescue,” referring to a leaked 2007 voicemail where Alec called his then 11-year-old a “rude, thoughtless, little pig.” The Daily News story highlighted Ireland’s tweets defending her father after he was caught on camera allegedly making homophobic remarks to paparazzi last week. She spoke out in support of her dad, writing, “For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously. My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist."
In response to the new cover, Ireland took to social media again to post a lengthy message on Instagram expressing her disgust at the newspaper’s headline.
"I've dealt with a lot this past week. This has been a particularly rough week for many reasons. When I saw this earlier today, I didn't really give two shits about it. I thought the little pigs children's fable reference was a clever touch," she wrote. "When I revisited this article, I saw it for what it really is. Everyone tells me to stop paying attention to what others are saying, but it's hard. This hurts. I am a human being, believe it or not. I am also not a celebrity. This is not what I would ever want to be known for.”
But the blonde beauty also clarifies that she does not condone her father’s past language or alleged remarks to photographers.
"I did not STAND UP for my father. It is never right to treat people the way that he has," she explained. "I simply wanted to show my support for my family. No matter what, my dad is my dad and he is the only one I will ever have. He may have made some wrong choices, but that doesn't mean I'm leaving his side. The past is past and the Daily News are a bunch of cowards for revisiting my past," she wrote.
"Well, that's the last I'm saying on this entire situation," she added. "Like everything else in this life, this too shall pass."
Unfortunately, we doubt that this will be the last time this incident comes back to haunt the Baldwins.
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