Alec Baldwin, who once entertained viewers off the air when audio of him screaming at his kid on the phone went viral on YouTube, apparently does not like it when others fuss at him.
“Flight attendant on American (Airlines) reamed me out for playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,” the actor, who stars on NBC’s “30 Rock” tweeted at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. For added impact he signed off with the hashtag, #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt.
American’s parent company just filed for bankruptcy protection. Here’s a link to a story explaining the airline’s financial plight.
Baldwin’s tweets indicated that he was bounced from the one flight but boarded another. “Now, as I was kicked off this flight, the word I was playing was UNITED,” he posted, followed by, “My words with friends user name is now #theresalwaysunited.”
Baldwin, who said he finds the mobile app where people play a Scrabble-like game with friends “addicting,” tweeted about half an hour after his initial post that he was on an American flight. Then he added, “Last flight with American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.”
(Is that more offensive to American Airlines, Catholics or gym teachers?)
American Airlines maintains a robust Twitter presence, constantly responding to their customers. In keeping with that practice, their folks leapt into action via Twitter soon after Baldwin started carping about it. “Mr. Baldwin, we are looking into this. Please DM us contact information,” the airline’s official account tweeted about 15 minutes after Baldwin first posted about the matter.
Contacted by the AP, the airline declined to comment.
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