Alec Baldwin quits Twitter after sparking backlash for mocking Gillian Anderson’s accent

Golden Globes: Gillian Anderson wins Best Supporting Actress

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Beetlejuice star Alec Baldwin, 62, had deleted his Twitter account after mocking Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson, 52, for accepting her award as Best Supporting Actress in an American accent. It comes after the actress left fans baffled with her accent after accepting the award for her role as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Netflix series, The Crown.

Switching accents? That sounds… fascinating

Alec Baldwin

ust weeks after Alec’s wife Hilaria, 37, was at the centre of a row concerning her Spanish heritage and accent, the US actor took to Twitter to mock the Sex Education star.

The row started after the 30 Rock actor tweeted a link to a CNN article about the Margaret Thatcher actress’s win.

He commented: “Switching accents? That sounds… fascinating”.

After deleting his Twitter account, the actor uploaded a 10 minute video of himself to Instagram explaining why he had decided to leave the social media platform.

Addressing his followers, Alex said: ” [Twitter] is where all the a**holes in the United States and beyond go to get their advanced degrees in a**holiness.

“The problem with Twitter is, Twitter has a lot of haters”.

However, the actor went on to say that he was a big fan of Gillian’s before thanking his fans for their support.

Alec’s comment comes months after his wife defended her Spanish heritage.

Yoga instructor and podcaster Hilaria came under fire on Twitter, as some social media users accused her of faking her Spanish accent.

Addressing matters on Instagram, the mum-of-six attempted to clarify her position.

She said: “I’ve seen chatter online questioning my identity and culture.

“This is something I take very seriously, and for those who are asking – I’ll reiterate my story, as I’ve done many times before.”

She continued: “I was born in Boston and grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain.”

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Chicago born Gillian grew up in Puerto Rico and the UK until she was 11 before moving to Chicago with her family.

After moving back to London following her stint in The X-Files, the actress has starred in several British TV series including The Fall and Sex Education.

Accepting her speech, Gillian said: “Oh, my gosh I’m so relaxed everything and then you are relaxed and you are relaxed and then all of a sudden, you start to freak out geez, okay”.

The star went on to thank her ex Peter Morgan, who is the creator and writer of the Netflix historical drama series.

She added: “Thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press and to my fellow nominees and to Peter Morgan for imagining that I could inhabit Mrs. T.”

Fans of the actress took to Twitter to react to Gillian’s accent.

One wrote: “It’s always thrilling to hear what accent Gillian Anderson is going to choose at any given moment.”

Another added: “Gillian Anderson’s rare natural accent making an appearance.”

A third person commented: “I just found out that Gillian Anderson is actually American and I love her English accent so much I’m actually disappointed.”

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