I can’t stand by while he’s being skewered without saying a few words
It’s no secret how I feel about him..
So. About this flap on the plane. (If you didn’t hear about it, read this ) Then again, has anyone NOT heard about it?
I can’t abandon him when he’s under attack.
I can’t blame a guy who loves playing the same game that millions of people are obsessed with. And I can’t blame him for defending himself and apologizing on his regular platform, the Huffington Post. You might not agree with his politics, but if you’ve read his words in the past, you have to admit Alec is articulate. Only this time, he managed to offend the airline, Greyhound, even a 911 widow.
Today Alec wrote an addendum to his Huff Post piece, further explaining–and expanding the hole he’s dug for himself by adding the New York Post to the list he’s offended.
Plus he’s pulled the plug on Twitter.
Personally, in many cases, I think muzzling celebrities is not a bad idea. But I’ll miss Alec’s voice—even if it’s heated. He’s an impulsive, opinionated guy—one reason his tweets were entertaining and often, intelligent. And celebrities are just people, people. Still I hope he won’t stay grounded for long.
Actually the airline industry should probably thank him for doing a public service—proving that in today’s world, social media is more dangerous than flying.
PS Writing this post also proves I have too much time on my hands—but without Twitter, so does Alec. Words with Friends?