Twitter Meltdowns: Ruining Your Favorite Actors for You Since 2006
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Twitter Meltdowns: Ruining Your Favorite Actors for You Since 2006

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | February 24, 2014 | Comments ()


There are some celebrities who, the more you know about them as actual people, the more you like them. We see this in every interview with JLaw EVER. I always think I’ve reached my limit of adoration for Patrick Stewart, but then he goes and posts something hilarious on Twitter. Hell, even January Jones is cutting through her ice facade with her new Instagram account.

And then there are the others. The actors and musicians whose public personas you avoid like True Detective spoilers, lest they smear personality poop stains all over their work, leaving you unable to ever enjoy them again.

At the top of that list is Adam Baldwin, everyone’s dream bunkmate, who spends his spare time making horrible homophobic comments like this.

After that turd dropped, an online writer named Tim Peacock tried to get TNT involved, and thus began an all-day shit storm.

Baldwin, in turn, responded with shouts of “I know you are, but what am I?”
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And then Nick Searcy showed up with some words of wisdom.

Just kidding. He went this route instead.

Searcy may play Raylan’s father-figure on Jusitifed, but in real life he’s apparently that kid that used to push you off the swings in elementary school.

This continued basically all day.

And when someone has the audacity to not know who Searcy is,

Which leads to this:

Eventually Peacock “disengaged,” which seems to mean he moved to tweeting ABOUT Searcy and Baldwin, instead of AT them. He did a write-up of the whole (very very long) exchange, which you can read here if you decide your brain needs to be punished for something.

Taking a look at Searcy’s Twitter page, it seems that this is nothing new for him. His whole feed is full of hate, rotating between a few rage outlets, namely:

1. Democrat Human Centipede

2. I’m not racist because MY SON. You’re racist!

That’s awesome that Searcy adopted a child. Good for him. But your child is not a shield, and if it IS his birthday, maybe don’t waste the day spewing hate on Twitter.

And 3. I’m rich and famous, you’re fat and nobody.

I guess internet trolls come in all shapes and sizes, even famous ones. Now if you need me, I’ll be over on Kristen Bell’s Twitter for a palate cleanse of smiles and animal pics.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Steve Ward

    So, uh, I'm the only one who doesn't think anything here is that bad? He's an abrasive, deliberately antagonistic smartass... so am I, so that's not going to bother me.

    He's obviously a dedicated Republican. I'm not in the slightest, but I'm not going to condemn half of the US for their political view.

    His main, and seemingly only, problem with Tim Peacock is that he went out of his way to contact Adam Baldwin's employer in an attempt to get him fired for having an opinion/statement he didn't like. Hell, I don't even see anything remotely anti-gay in anything he said, it's purely inferred because he came to Baldwin's defense. Baldwin's tweet was quite stupid, but I also utterly despise whiny douchebags who aim to censor shitty opinions by making people fear for their livelihood. Even if Searcy is anti-gay marriage, I'm still totally on board for this "don't go after someone's job, you shitty little gnat, that's beyond a dick move" part.

    There's a hint of self-congratulation in bringing up his black son, but fuck it, the dude adopted out of foster care and didn't give a shit about race. Pat yourself on the back all you want, that's still roughly 273 million good person points. Besides, if someone called you racist and you had a black family member, how could you not immediately say "guess you don't know me at all and are just spewing ignorant bullshit on the internet, huh?" Because the people assuming he was a racist redneck clearly really were idiots.

    His "I'm rich and famous" tweets are just more of the "na na nanana, shaddup crybaby, I don't care if you hate me" strain of messing with people who insulted him.

    In the end, I disagree with his underlying beliefs, but I am still 100% pro-Art.

  • Salad_Is_Murder

    I'm not seeing anything here that I don't see in every corner of the internet already. Why should we care about this?

  • Jezzer

    Obviously Pajiba is writing about it so they can get your incredibly important feedback on what news they should be covering.

  • Salad_Is_Murder

    My point was, people are jerks to each other all over the internet (thank you for proving my point, by the way) why is it so different when 'famous' people act like jerks too? Honestly, if we boycotted sites when people say mean things the way some people are talking about burning down 'Justified' over this, no one would ever go to another website again...ever.

    But then where would you be able to throw around "cunty" and "white privilege" with such reckless abandon?

  • Jezzer

    I've seen a lot of your posts. Color me shocked that people were throwing around those phrases.

  • Salad_Is_Murder

    You, idiot; you were throwing around those phrases.

  • Jezzer

    Oh. Well, I don't throw the word "cunty" around lightly, so I'm sure you earned it.

  • Salad_Is_Murder

    Oh, I'm sorry. Was I asking for it? Was my opinion's hem cut a little too high or my statement's collar a little too low for your sensibilities and you thought you'd better put me in my place before I get some crazy ideas of my own?

  • Jezzer

    I dunno. Probably you were just being an awful garbage person and I called you on it.

  • Herlig

    If you think that first tweet is a "horrible homophobic comment", you really haven't been out in the world. And never gone on the internet before I assume?
    It read like a joke, not a judgemental statement.

  • candace hathaway

    Jayne's a girl's name.

  • amberdragonfly

    The hero of Canton? The MAN they called Jayne?

  • emilya

    *starts humming the Jayne song*

  • amberdragonfly

    Wouldn't it be more effective to just ignore their tweets and go on with your day, rather than responding and bringing more attention to their stupidity? Doesn't anyone know the motto in Hollywood? ANY publicity is good publicity...

  • JayWantsACat

    I don't understand the reasoning behind calling someone a liberal or Democrat as an insult. If you're calling someone that, they probably ARE that, so why would they be insulted? I expect the response to be something like "Uh....thanks?"

    Is he too stupid to realize that you want to call someone something that would insult THEM, instead of what would insult YOU? I picture Searcy practicing his "Human Democrat Centipede" line in the mirror, getting pissed that that "person" would have the audacity to call him a Democrat, then argue with his own reflection. Like a parakeet.

  • kazoshay

    The black sheep of the Baldwin family, and that's saying a lot!

  • Désirée Santucci Greverud

    except he's not one of the famous Baldwin brothers

  • Brooke Chook

    I read this article thinking it was about Alec Baldwin..doh. Anyway he seems like an idiot. That said, he looks pretty good for being in his 50s huh!

  • F'mal DeHyde

    He *does* look good but the photo above isn't recent. This is what he looks like now:

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Damn it Jayne! I will most definitely no longer be in your bunk!
    At least it was Nick Searcy and not, say, Walton Goggins -- that would have just killed me.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    You'd like Patrick Stewart even more if you heard his WNYC pledge week blurbs. (I can't even with this puerile twitter feud)

    (The Confession is my favorite)

  • Greg!

    I'm sure Adam Baldwin's twitter rant was great, etc., but I just half-asleep watched "Space Dandy" not knowing what it was, and I want to talk about it here, so do an article on that.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Now I REALLY wished Raylan had punched him back.

  • dizzylucy

    Justified is my favorite show, and not too long ago I found Nick Searcy on twitter and followed him. I read some of his comments, and had to promptly unfollow him. I don't care very much about an actor's politics, but I can't stand that kind of nastiness.

  • Nick Searcy? In my delusional mind, all older white guys are Alan Arkin. Makes life good.

  • Casey Serin

    I once got in a Twitter fight with Nick Searcy over Obamacare. I didn't know who he was at the time either, which led to a pretty hilarious exchange. Seriously, though - what a worthless, worthless scumbag of a human being. Not touching Justified with a ten-foot pole until they can his ass.

  • Casey Serin

    Although I did get a good laugh out of his claim that he was "rich, handsome, and successful". Dude has a face like a cartoon drawing of a child predator, and the social graces to match.

  • kirbyjay

    I'm thinking he "adopted" Omar to work the fields.

  • While I wish I wouldn't have read this and Art sounds like a massive prick, the "Are you going to finish that?" line made me laugh

  • This is like day care for toddlers. Holy shit, is it stupid and juvenile. On the other hand, this is tee-ball for Patton Oswalt. Hey, batter, batter….

  • competitivenonfiction

    I feel like a worse person just for reading that. And dumber. Definitely dumber.

  • Ingrid Today

    When I read JLaw. I thought you meant Jude Law...

    It's been a long day...

  • ASFan

    When that started, I thought it was Jude Law. He did come first, after all.

  • Jezzer

    All over his nanny, if I recall correctly.

  • Monica

    Happens to me all the time.

  • This article just adds to the truth of what I've been saying for years now: that twitter in particular and social media in general are vapid and worthless wastes of time and if people stopped paying attention to them, they'd probably be a lot happier. And better spellers.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    How will I share what I'm eating then? By the way, it's a ham sandwich where the bread is two slightly larger pieces of ham.

  • If you're going to tweet a picture of that sandwich, you'll also have to make sure you say something like 'Ham sammich is totes full of win doodz!!!1!' (or some similar string of linguistic abortions) so people know what they're looking at.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    I'd probably just use a string of pointless hashtags.

    #fat #yum # imcallingthisjonhamm #pigs #omg #amitheonlypersonthathasntwatchedtruedetectiveoutsideofthatonenudescene

  • #noyou'renot #Idon'thaveHBOeither.

  • Temmere

    I can barely understand this Twitter gibberish. It's probably better that way.

  • e jerry powell

    Kristen Bell was busy letting T.I. mack on her breasteses last night, though.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    That's incredibly disappointing. He comes off as a very warm and caring character on Justified, which apparently shows what an excellent actor he is.

  • Snath

    Oh GOD DAMMIT, Art. I'm right in the middle of Justified season four, and I LIKE you. NOW WHAT THE FUCK AM I GOING TO DO? You're an aging, raging, hot-bile-filled corpuscle on the gnarled and greasy scrote of a Duck Dynasty fan. Asshole.

  • Davis

    'fat shaming' ok just stop now

  • Col. Kickass

    I don't let an actor's personal views get in the way of me enjoying their character in whatever I'm watching. Kelsey Grammer, John Malkovich, and Clint Eastwood are all right-leaning celebrities and great actors. The same can be said for Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Samuel L Jackson, albeit left-leaning.

    Also, there's no reason to think that Adam Baldwin is homophobic. He does work in LA, and he also seems to genuinely like Chris Colfer.

  • St Martyr

    Lol, he just said men marrying men is the same as a brother marrying his dad! Are you trolling????!!

  • Col. Kickass

    He asked the question of what would happen if a father married his son to avoid taxes to make the point that the government shouldn't really have any say in marriage - exactly the beliefs of a libertarian like Adam Baldwin would have. Jeremy Irons has said the exact same thing.

    I know I'm going against the Pajiba grain here, but this article hasn't actually laid out what exactly was discrimination/contempt/hatred of homosexuals in Adam's tweets.

    Also, consider this: why on earth would someone like Joss Whedon associate with a 'homophobe' like Adam Baldwin at all? Perhaps the easiest answer is the correct one: Adam Baldwin isn't a homophobe.

  • pthalio

    I met Adam Baldwin a couple of years ago at a con, and while I don't agree with most of his opinions ( i had to stop following him twitter) he told me a lot of what he does online is trolling. He likes to stir up shit and gets a kick out of people's reactions.
    I'm not defending what he does or how he does it, but part of me wants to believe that someone Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion both associate with, cant be that bad of a guy. And we was really great to all the fans at the con I was at.

  • Sue

    Maybe someone needs to send him that recent study about people who troll rating high in psychopathic behavior and

  • Col. Kickass

    Your comment would have been the perfect place to show us that study.

  • Sue
  • dizzylucy

    That's interesting to hear, but I have to wonder about someone who does that sort of thing for fun. All it does is perpetuate divisiveness and anger. I can't see finding that very amusing.

  • Aaron Schulz

    A lot of the shit ive seen bladwin say seem to point more toward he hates the government regardless of who is in charge. The problem is he tends to express it with pants on head retarded statements.

  • stella

    So two Baldwin's need to sit in the corner for a time out. And far be it from me to criticize anyone's appearance, but for someone who likes calling other people fat so much, Mr Searcy isn't exactly the pinnacle of fitnes, is he?

  • BWeaves

    The Baldwins of which you speak are not related.

  • stella

    Huh learn something new everyday. ..

  • BWeaves

    Adam is not one of the Baldwin brothers, Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen.

  • I will say it is easy to get confused on that matter, considering they do have Stephen.

  • Sue

    Very true. I don't condone body shaming of any kind and if someone is going to be callous enough to do it, they'd damn well better be built like a god.

  • loo shag brolley

    Sam Rockwell isn't even on twitter, so no worries here.

  • lowercase_ryan

    or Jason Mantzoukas. Although I would bet a million dollars he's pretty much himself on HDTGM.

  • ASFan

    What has Sam Rockwell done?

    Or are you just worried that he might say something douchey even though he might not?

  • loo shag brolley

    Mostly just taking a light dig at the title for this piece; none of these weirdos come close to being my favorite actor. (My favorites incidentally are the ones I know the least about, excluding of course SWINTON.)

    ETA: I can't even comprehend these tweets, what exactly they're trying to say, beyond the general gist of annoying grossness. Fire bad, Rockwell pretty.

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  • Sue

    Wow, reading that exchange makes me glad I don't know who Nick Searcy is and that Adam Baldwin has never taken up much of my time. It's one thing to be politically conservative (knock yourself out), but another to be a hateful a$$hole.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    I don't know who Nick Searcy is and after reading that, I'm fine with it.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    Ugh... I should have never read this article. This is one of the reasons i don't have a Twitter account anymore. Justified is my favorite show on TV and i love Art on it, but this is seriously gonna hurt my enjoyment of it. You would think a man his age would know better than tweeting insults like a teenage girl.

  • Mythra Sun

    Please stop equating "Justified" as his being Nicl Searcy's show. It is first and foremost Timothy "swoon" Olyphant's show. Hopefully the pressure will force FX to kill of Nick Searcy's character and be done with it.

    We've known about Nick Searcy's idiocy and craziness for at least a year now...

    Q: Have your fairly outspoken conservative views cost you roles? Is that why you weren't picked to play Captain America instead of that skinny kid they settled for?

    Maybe. I have no way of knowing. They don’t call you up and tell you why they don’t cast you. But I’ve found that most of the time when I don’t get cast, it’s because the producers have no taste and the movie sucks anyway. SO I don’t worry about it. By the time I figured out that Hollywood hated conservatives, it was too late and I’d already shot my mouth off. It could be a good excuse, though. Maybe I’ll use it when it all dries up for me.

    Dave in Texas actually had a pretty good follow on question- “...I’d ask Nick how hard it is to be an open conservative in his chosen profession. If he thinks it costs him work. And if so, what are his general thoughts toward people in other businesses who are unwilling to take that same professional risk. “

    I don’t know about other people. I know guys who aren’t open about it, and i know guys that are. It’s a personal choice for everyone, and i try not to judge. But everybody at Justified knows, and it doesn’t seem to bother them. We joke about it. A couple of the writers talked to me approvingly when i did the “Yellow Flowers” ad for Herman Cain. And I always get people coming up to me at the craft service table and whispering, “Hey Buddy. I’m on your side.” So I just try to have fun with it, be myself, and engage if someone engages me. There’s no time to talk politics at work anyway. Everybody knows that with me, “Don’t start none, won’t be none.”

    Funny story though: the other day, in the middle of a take, my phone was in my pocket and RUSH LIMBAUGH suddenly started playing on my phone in the middle of the take. One of my great fellow stars in the show (I won’t say who) says “Oh great, now we’ve got Rush Limbaugh in the show!” I said, “Hey wait a minute. HOW DO YOU KNOW HIS VOICE?”

  • Wait, was he trying to indicate that only fans of Rush Limbaugh knows his guttural, ham-choked voice? Like Limbaugh DOESN'T shove himself into any spotlight he can find?

  • Jezzer

    Wow, Nick Searcy sucks. I can't believe I'm not trolling him.

  • If there was ever a need for you to use your powers for good....

  • ASFan

    I've been over on Alexandra Daddario's Twitter quoting Ghostbusters in honor of Harold Ramis.

  • Dave Dorris

    Is everybody just now learning that Adam Baldwin does not play a character? Ever?

  • Sarah Weissman

    But even Jayne showed compassion and thoughtfulness in Jaynesday...

  • Dave Dorris

    Yes. Amongst the gay citizens? Hey, I like Jayne (Btw, thanks for the spelling correction without making me look like an idiot. I never looked it up.) I like his character on Chuck. But if you look at his resume, including his appearances on Leverage, it's pretty consistent. He plays an (idealized) version of himself.

  • Collin Scott

    I really regret reading that

  • Truly. If you have any pictures of Amy Acker at Palin rallies holding up "Show Us the Birth Certificate" signs... For the sake of my sanity, please burn them.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Don't even joke.

    ...You are just joking, right?

  • Tracer Bullet

    Pfft. Justified is overrated anyway.


  • dizzylucy

    Run all you want - Raylan Givens will find you!

  • Wigamer

    Um, Nick Searcy? You are not very thin.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    It may be a bad angle, but it looks like his man boob is resting on the same table as that cake.

  • Uriah_Creep

    No doubt about it, the guy could use a bro (or a mansierre.)

  • Ah, don't worry, I'm sure Patriot II will be in production soon and the Right Wing Actors Company can get paid.

    Baldwin we should have already been aware of, having been a veteran of the Victoria Jackson school of political idiocy.

  • Three_nineteen

    Wait, Adam Baldwin has a new TV show? What's it about?

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  • googergieger

    Guy fucking his son. Haven't you been paying attention?

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