Ireland Baldwin, the 22-year-old model-actress daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, has long been tabloid fodder — starting as far back as age 11, when she was infamously called “a thoughtless little pig” by her father in a ranting phone call. She has since kept gossip afloat by posing nude (multiple times) and fending off various dating rumors.
Well, now the model has declared time is up on being clickbait, and she decided to clap back at the tabloids before they could peck any more at her.
SO everyone… we all know how there’s the news. Then there’s FAKE news. Then there’s TRASH news…. like those who “write” for @okmagazine . There’s so many things I chose to ignore because I could honestly care less about what these sad excuses for news outlets have to write about me or anyone else for that matter… but I feel the need to be honest with the people who choose to follow me and especially the young girls and boys who look up to me at any degree. There are such nauseating and truly not so glamorous aspects to having any part in this industry. One of them being that since I was a young child, I’ve lived my entire life under a microscope, forever being analyzed by a bunch of complete morons. From publicly living through my parents divorce, to every wardrobe malfunction, private conversation, fun night out drinking with friends, checking MYSELF into a rehab facility for Post Traumatic Stress, to everything that falls in between, I have no idea what privacy truly feels like. @okmagazine wants to come out with an article that the Daily Mail already reported. I went out drinking with friends on St. Patrick’s Day eve, got too drunk off of green beer, stumbled out of a bar and went home in an Uber. I wasn’t caught driving home drunk. I wasn’t caught doing a line of coke off of an asscrack. I wasn’t caught dumping a body into a lake. I was doing what most 22 year olds were doing on St. Patrick’s Day. They want to write about how I am a cry for help, how I need to go to rehab, how “friend’s” of mine commented on the matter… all so beyond untrue and sad. Not sad for me because not only do I know my truth and so do the people who are closest in my life, but sad because… don’t you people have absolutely anything else to write about? I mean really. I feel obligated to come clean and be honest with the people who have uplifted me and cared for me on here for so long. Don’t believe anything that you read. Not only about me but about anyone really. In this day and age, with everything we have to fight against and for in this world, we should be building people up rather then still making a profit from lies and misconstrued bullshit. Thank you
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In an epic rant on Instagram, Baldwin — oddly dressed in a Teletubbies costume — calls out OK! magazine for allegedly wanting to resurface a St. Patrick’s Day incident that she claims already ran in the U.K. outlet Daily Mail.
The post Baldwin appears to be referencing is this one, where she is exiting a Los Angeles bar, and in which the outlet raises a virtual eyebrow at her revealing dress (unbuttoned to show most of her bra), unkempt appearance, and lack of a coat on a chilly night.
However, Baldwin writes off all this as being what “most 22-year-olds were doing on St. Patrick’s Day.” She admits she had too much beer and was therefore unsteady coming out of the bar — and points out she was waiting for an Uber, not driving herself home drunk.
Given her side of the story, the tone of the article does come off as a bit alarmist (“They want to write about how I am a cry for help,” Baldwin grumbled).
And she does have an explanation for losing her temper on social media:
“Since I was a young child, I’ve lived my entire life under a microscope, forever being analyzed by a bunch of complete morons. From publicly living through my parents divorce, to every wardrobe malfunction, private conversation, fun night out drinking with friends, checking MYSELF into a rehab facility for Post Traumatic Stress, to everything that falls in between, I have no idea what privacy truly feels like.”
That said, Baldwin doesn’t seem to be too afraid of the spotlight. In February, she chose to copy her mother’s iconic PETA ad from years ago, showing off her entire lean physique to raise awareness for animal rights.
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