Alec Baldwin piloted the Twitter Co-op, announcing on Monday that he would be leaving the social media platform “for now.”
“Twitter is like a party where everyone is shouting. Not really a party, ”he tweeted. “Goodbye for now.”
Baldwin’s departure from Twitter comes weeks after wife Hilaria Baldwin came under fire after the internet began to question the podcaster and author’s Spanish heritage. Old videos of Hilaria Baldwin seemed to speak with a Spanish accent. She was born in Boston, MA, but spent time in Spain growing up.
In an Instagram post, Hilaria Baldwin addressed those who questioned and challenged her identity, explaining that she and her husband “celebrate both cultures here” in raising their children to be bilingual.
Amidst the controversy, the 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live the actor defended his wife by posting a Instagram video in which he said ‘when you love someone you want to stand up for them’ and urged viewers to ‘consider the source’.
Twitter is like a party where everyone is shouting.
Not really a party.
Goodbye for now.
– AlecBaldwin (HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) January 18, 2021