Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter after Gillian Anderson accent comment

Zoe Shenton
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From Cosmopolitan

Alec Baldwin has quit Twitter after facing a backlash over his apparent dig at Gillian Anderson's accent. The Crown star scooped the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the royal drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Despite being born in the US, the actor has played a range of British characters over the years, including her recent portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix drama, and can switch between the two accents seamlessly.

After seeing her speech, Alec tweeted a link to a story about Gillian's accent 'throwing some people off'. He added, "Switching accents ? That sounds... fascinating," seemingly referencing the backlash his wife Hilaria Baldwin faced when it was alleged she had faked her Spanish accent. She eventually apologised, saying she should have been "more clear" about her cultural background.

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Photo credit: Getty

Unsurprisingly, the comparison didn't go down well on Twitter and Alec eventually deactivated his account. "Wanted to post a quick video to say that I deactivated my Twitter account today," he said in an Instagram video while saying he's a "huge fan" of The Crown star.

"I just wrote, 'Oh, that's interesting.' And of course, you can't do any irony on Twitter. You can't do any irony in the United States anymore because the United States is such [an] uptight, stressed-out place and such an unpleasant place right now."

It's the second time he's quit Twitter this year.

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