Alec Baldwin got engaged to 28-year-old yoga teacher Hilaria Thomas over the weekend, a happy declaration that should have the “30 Rock” actor placidly basking in the burn of their love and not sending out tremendously heated tweets, right?
Not quite. News of the engagement brought surplus attention to his fiance’s yoga class, most important Baldwin to heatedly call out two New York Daily News staff members via Twitter.
He then sent out separate tweets naming photographer Enid Alvarez and crime journalist Simone Weichselbaum*.
Here is the resulting Daily News article, which features two photos of Thomas wearing her big engagement ring while at her yoga class. Alvarez is credited with taking those photos; Weichselbaum’s name is not listed anywhere on the article is listed at the base of the article as a contributor.
Baldwin’s censure of the Daily News continued. He tweeted, “Shame on the no- talent garbage from the Daily News for invading the privacy of 75 people in a yoga class to take a picture of someone” and “Rest in Peace, the New York Daily News, which was once a superior newspaper. Currently run by the same trash that runs the” New York Post.
He then twisted his notice away from Alvarez and Weichselbaum to discuss his revulsion for Rupert Murdoch and News Corp.
This is not the first time Baldwin has used Twitter to protect his lady love. He led a campaign against a Twitter user who was irritating Thomas and got the person to delete the account. Something tells me that Baldwin’s recent tweets will not cause the New York Daily News to shutter.