Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Baldwin's daughter: Media is pathetic

Ireland Baldwin
Ireland Baldwin

Alec Baldwin's 18-year-old daughter is fuming over an article in the New York Daily News that drugged up her painful past.

Ireland Baldwin, the actor's 18-year-old daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger, logged onto to Instagram on Monday to post a photo of the cover of Saturday's New York Daily News.

The headline reads: "Little Pig to the Rescue", referencing Alec's notorious 2007 voicemail to Ireland, in which he called her a "rude, thoughtless, little pig".

Fuming about the "pathetic" and "cowardly" article, Ireland wrote: "...When I saw this earlier today, I didn't really give two sh**s about it. I thought the little pigs children's fable reference was a clever touch.

"When I revisited this article, I saw it for what it really is. Everyone tells me to stop paying attention to what others are saying, but it's hard. This hurts. I am a human being, believe it or not."

The teenager goes on to say she is tempted to deleted all of her social media accounts. But she vowed instead to remain online, thanking her close friends and family for being pillars of support.

The aspiring model also slammed the Daily News' assertion she recently defended her father, who was reportedly caught on camera calling a paparazzo a homophobic slur last week.

"I did not STAND UP for my father. It is never right to treat people the way that he has. I simply wanted to show my support for my family. No matter what, my dad is my dad and he is the only one I will ever have," Ireland wrote.

"He may have made some wrong choices, but that doesn't mean I'm leaving his side."

Alec last week apologised for making offensive comments to a photographer after he was involved in a series of altercations while being followed around Manhattan.

He denies using a homophobic slur.

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