How many people out there have heard Alec Baldwin's message he left on his daughter's phone? Raise your hands if you did, I'm watching.
Okay. How many of you that heard it thought that it was awful, demeaning, cruel, abusive, inappropriate, ________ fill in the blank. Raise your hands.
Okay, I see everyone raised their hands on that one. Me too.
Now, how many people out there think that Alec Baldwin is a bad father? Raise your hands.
Guess what? My hand did not raise. I think he screwed up, BIG time. I think he loves his daughter, though. I think he was frustrated that the "supposed" court order that names a designated call time for he and Ireland to connect was not met. I put supposed in quotes because it is extremely common for judges to order such things -- sometimes on a weekly basis, sometimes on a nightly basis. I just haven't read the court order, so that's why I quoted supposed.
Now, how many think that it was unconsinable for Kim Bassinger to release that recording to the public? Isn't that just as harmful to her daughter? Okay, we have no proof that Kim actually leaked it. BUT she's the mom, she has control over the phone, the people she hires, etc. She's the one to point the finger at.
And how many people think that it's Kim's job to have her daughter by the phone at the prescribed time so that she can talk to her dad?
I guess because I sat in a courtroom for 11 years and have seen many, many, many nasty custody cases, I've seen it all. I think both parents are under extreme stress from the fighting that's going on. Men typically get named for being the bad guys in said cases, but in my experience, the women played the worst games.
Bottom line is that none of this is good for Ireland. My heart breaks for her. I hope her parents can get their acts together and put her interests first.
I read tonight that Alec Baldwin is going to be on The View on Friday. I will watch because I want to hear what he had to say.
I know I'm sending Ireland virtual hugs and love because I think she really needs it.
I also know far worse things were said to me in my childhood. My mother commonly called my oldest sister Two-Ton Tony to her face, in front of friends, etc.
Parents make mistakes, we're human. But for God's sakes, get it together for the kids' sake.
I just needed to share my thoughts on that. I'd like to know what others think of the whole ordeal, if they've been following.