After being kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to stop his game of Zynga’s popular Words With Friends mobile application 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin went on a diatribe against the airline and somehow in his crosshairs he also managed to pull the trigger on bus company Greyhound.
Now Greyhound is firing back, albeit while more than a little bit confused as to why they were even targeted in the first place. During his online diatribe Baldwin wrote that the whole ordeal with American Airlines was like a “Greyhound bus experience.”
Firing back almost immediately was a representative for Greyhound who wrote:
“I don’t know if he’s ever been on one of our buses (it doesn’t sound like it), but there are about 17.6 million people who travel with us every year who I’m sure wouldn’t share [his] feelings.”
The rep further added:
“I don’t know why he’s mentioning Greyhound, but we take pride in our safe and enjoyable service.”
In defense of the national bus service I will personally say that I think Alec Baldwin has been acting like a whiny entitled brat since he was asked to follow the same guidelines as every other single passenger aboard commercial airlines.
In his full statement regarding the bus service Baldwin wrote:
“There are many now who walk the aisles of an airplane with a whistle around their neck and a clipboard in their hands and they have made flying a Greyhound bus experience.” He then continued that he won’t keep his phone on “when the 1950s gym teacher is on duty.”
According to the flight crew Mr. Baldwin was using offensive language and calling them inappropriate names as they approached.
Baldwin has since apologized to other customers who were flying on the plane at the time he was kicked off the jet.