Wednesday, April 25, 2007

re: all this alec baldwin mess

you can hear the message here.

i feel bad for alec baldwin, just a little bit.

where everyone says, "he's the worst father ever! he called her a pig!" i'm sitting here saying, "he could be worse. he could have used a lot worse words if he were that bad a person."

i listened to that message, and i acknowledge that i don't know what's going on and what led to that breakdown. it just broke my heart to hear him talking about how he calls her twice a day, at a certain time, and that's the only contact he gets with her and she doesn't even turn her phone on.

this girl is obviously being put in the middle of a nasty separation. she's living with her mother who does nothing but talk shit about her father all day (and talking to the press just as much). and then he's got his wife leaking this private message for all the world to hear. bitch.

so he calls and is yelling and says he's hurt and that he feels like a fool and that she's a "rude little pig."

you know what would have been worse? having a father who didn't give a shit. who didn't fight for custody, who didn't pay child support, who never wanted contact with you ever again. that's the kind of father i had. i actually just call him a sperm donor because he was little more than that.

at least this guy cares enough to be upset...

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Blogger Nadia said...

I was thinking the same thing too. My dad's a really good dad, in terms of taking care of and being responsible for us. Just the other day, though, we were talking about the stuff he used to do to us when we were younger, and I mentioned that my first brother was hardly punished, and what was daddy dearest's defense?

"Well, I kept kicking him, but he just wouldn't die."

We laughed a lot at that, but if it were to be taken out of context, without knowing the back story and mitigating circumstances..."Hellooo, foster care!"

I know it's not the same because Baldwin wasn't joking, and shouldn't have called his daughter a pig, but like you said, he could have done much, MUCH worse than be hurt and angry that he couldn't talk to his daughter.

4/25/2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

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4/25/2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

there are FAR worse parents out there, and the guy wouldn't be so riled up if he didn't care.

4/25/2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

I’ve been pretty annoyed with how everyone is saying he’s the worst person ever. You really don’t know the circumstances. Is it wrong for a father to be upset with his child if he feels she’s being disrespectful? Rude little pig hardly qualifies as profound verbal abuse in my opinion. I kept hearing that he used such terrible language, then all I heard was “rude little pig?” I was expecting something much more foul. She’s an 11 year old girl, and while that is young, it’s definitely old enough to know when you’re disrespecting your parents.

I just feel like this was a private parent-child conversation that, given the potential circumstances, doesn’t even come close to going overboard. I think that society is way to sensitive these days and it’s really not that big of a surprise to me that we have a bunch of spoiled little brats with an amazing sense of entitlement running around now. It’s become socially unacceptable to discipline your child in any manner other than to calmly look them in they eye and say, “Please, I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t do that.” If you show any real human emotion, then you must be a bad parent.

4/25/2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger Neily said...

The mother of this girl is a nasty manipulative woman.

If my dad or any other dad took half the interest Alec does in his daughter there would be alot better father/daughter relationships.

hi! :)

4/25/2007 3:08 PM  
Blogger Librarian Girl said...

Found your blog through cadiz12. It's cool- I'll be back!

4/25/2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

I don't like anything that he said, but I agree, he's been backed into a corner by a horrible mother and he blew his top. It's unfortunate, and I feel for him.

4/25/2007 11:14 PM  

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