Alec Baldwin Will Quit Twitter Because of James Gandolfini

Since going to James Gandolfini’s funeral, Alec Baldwin has a new outlook on Twitter in that he’s never going on there again. Why? Because Jimmy, he calls him Jimmy because they’re like this, never had a Twitter and he was beloved. When Vanity Fair asked if he was ever reopening his account, he said,

Never. No. I went to Jimmy Gandolfini’s funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn’t have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn’t give a f**k about social media.

I really learned a lesson at the funeral. I said to myself, This is all a waste of time. Meaning it’s fun sometimes, but less and less, and less. It’s just another c***k in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.

I’m having a baby. And everyone has seen how certain things have played out with my daughter, which as been very painful—it’s been really unpleasant. That has consequences, and I do not want that to happen with my next child. I have one dream in my life and that is that this daughter I’m having—she comes to me about seven or eight years from now, she has a friend, and she’s at her house and she says, “Daddy, Susie’s mom says you used to be on TV. Daddy, is that true?” She has no knowledge of me as a public person. That would be heaven for me.

Then again, Gandolfini never left a message on his then 11-year-old daughter’s phone calling her a rude, thoughtless little pig and threaten to straighten her out. Though he did punch a photographer and assault a fan. So, in that regard, they are sort of similar.

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