Alec Baldwin had another Twitter meltdown Thursday.
This time the object of his disaffection was a British reporter who wrote a piece claiming Baldwin's wife Hilaria was tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral. That was too much for the unstable actor who took to his own Twitter account unleashing a vulgar tirade before suspending it.
Our story begins with Hilaria allegedly tweeting a question during Gandolfini's funeral about wedding anniversary ideas and retweeting updates regarding her appearance on Rachael Ray's show.
Enter the Daily Mail's George Stark who promptly wrote:
It may not be considered funeral etiquette, but Alec Baldwin and his heavily pregnant wife Hilaria took to Twitter during James Gandolfini's service today.
The pregnant yoga instructor's social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the Sopranos star's friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church.
Messages included a request for ideas about wedding anniversary presents and promotional notes about her upcoming appearance on the Rachael Ray show.
Stark even included a timeline of Baldwin's tweets.
Enter husband Alec to the rescue (courtesy Huffington Post):
Baldwin then promptly suspended his account - for the umpteenth time.
Maybe Alec should finally realize - after some anger management therapy perhaps - that he's just not made for Twitter.
Recall how in December 2011, after an incident on a plane with a Kindle, Baldwin went nuts on Twitter before suspending the account.
Maybe some people are too anti-social to belong to a social media website.
As for Hilaria, her claim is that the timestamps on her tweets don't accurately reflect when she made them.
There's an active debate going on now about this issue, with some claiming the disparity might be East Coast and West Coast time.
I myself have been oftentimes confused by the Twitter timestamp as tweets that were clearly made one day appear to have been made another.
I assumed the timestamp might be Greenwich time.
But in this smartphone age with people almost constantly engaged with their peeps, tweeps, texties, and Facebook friends, is it really so shocking that someone might be sending or receiving some kind of message during a funeral?
In recent years we've had people tweet during operations, heart attacks, while giving birth, and even committing suicide.
As apparently nothing is sacred when it comes to the use of smartphones, if Hilaria is guilty as charged, was she behaving any worse than other smartphone users across the fruited plain?
As for Baldwin, he clearly needs to back away from his computer or handheld device, and maybe this time stay away.