Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter … Again

Alec Baldwin has quit Twitter for the third time.

Following the death of James Gandolfini, Alec Baldwin has come to the conclusion that Twitter just isn’t for him. He was one of the celebrities mourning the late actor at his funeral in New York City last Thursday, when he realized that some sentiments just can’t be expressed in 140 characters or less.

Alec Baldwin noticed that the Sopranos actor never used social media and, possibly inspired by backlash from his recent Twitter rant, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, has once again deleted his @ABFalecbaldwin account. We can only hope this isn’t a sign of him just being moody, as similar antics have been used by another celebrity recently.

Twitter celebrity Amanda Bynes has been known to say things she shouldn’t, and then turn around, delete the tweet, and completely reverse what she said before. She has yet to delete her account, though, and Alec Baldwin just strikes us as being classier than that.

Of course, that’s not saying much. Alec Baldwin has always seemed to be the guy that never does anything offensive, and always owns up if he does.

Alec Baldwin explained his departure to The Gothamist:

“I learned a lot when I was at Jimmy’s funeral … One thing about Jimmy Gandolfini was that he wasn’t on Twitter … He went and did his work, he put his energy into his work. And what I realized was that these social media things … Twitter and Tumblr and Vine and Instagram and Facebook and Myspace, all these things … that we were all told we had to have, and what we’re realizing is that no you don’t! No you don’t. All this energy goes into these things, and for what?… I’m sitting there at Jimmy’s funeral … and this stuff really is kind of superfluous … I realized … it certainly isn’t worth the trouble.”

@tyrochtaylor And btw, he does have a twitter (a secret one) , so he doesn’t hate socialnetworking so much ;)

— Jim Parsons (@jimparsonsorg) July 26, 2012


We will no doubt be watching for Alec Baldwin’s return to the home of the “fail whale,” as Twitter is like an addiction nobody can ever seem to just walk away from. Perhaps he will come back in the footsteps of Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory) with a secret Twitter account?

What do you think of Alec Baldwin leaving Twitter for the third time?