NEW YORK (PIX11) – Please don’t make Alec Baldwin angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
This time, the actor was challenging — and at one point, chasing — a photographer just hours after a judge found an actress guilty of stalking him. The hot-headed 30 Rock star also blurted out what sounded like an anti-gay slur in the process.
Baldwin posted several tweets denying the slur, writing, “Anti-gay slurs are wrong. They not only offend, but threaten hard fought tolerance of LGBT rights.”
Baldwin has made it very clear if there’s one thing that gets him going it’s paparazzi getting too close.
While not the deepest story ever, the encounter is food for thought. Will Alec Baldwin’s tenuous, testy relationship with photographers signal a shift in the unspoken protocol between New York’s incognito celebrities and the paparazzi? Will New York celebrities be aggressively chased and photographed in an effort to elicit just such a confrontation? Will New York show signs of Hollywood?
After all, this is the Big Apple, where everyone from Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z walk the streets of Manhattan like the rest of us…and thespians like Patrick Stewart are making a go of it in Park Slope…and tweeting every step of the way.
We asked Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner to weigh in on this, who says “psychologically it’s interesting, because I think New Yorkers – whether you’re Hollywood royalty, or you’re just an average Joe on the street, we all understand personal space.”