Now, ever the faithful daughter, Ireland Baldwin is coming to his defense. It seems she's mighty upset about the public's reaction to her dad, and she's letting all her Twitter followers know it. While she conceded that he didn't exactly choose his words correctly, she claims that his intentions were good — and that the overzealous paparazzi are to blame. "Having paparazzi following my mom and I has not been thrilling," she wrote. "Paparazzi can bring out many confined feelings of anger and spite." She also denounced the public for "acting like children," claiming that Alec was simply protecting his infant daughter.
Now sure, we totally get that often times the paparazzi cross a line when it comes to chasing down and photographing celebrity offspring. And, we're normally huge fans of Ireland and believe she has a great head on her shoulders. But, something about jumping to defend a man after he used homophobic slurs just doesn't sit right with us, even if he is a member of your family. What do you think: Is she just a daughter trying to protect her dad, or is she taking this defense a little to far?
Sometimes we let our tempers get the best of us. Tempers are like wildfires. Something or someone can easily fuel the fire.— ireland (@IrelandBBaldwin) November 17, 2013
For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously.— ireland (@IrelandBBaldwin) November 17, 2013
My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist.— ireland (@IrelandBBaldwin) November 17, 2013
My point being, what my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN'T.— ireland (@IrelandBBaldwin) November 17, 2013