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Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter After Joking About Gillian Anderson 'Switching Accents'

On Wednesday, Alec Baldwin took to Instagram to reveal he deactivated his Twitter account after receiving backlash for his joke about Gillian Anderson. After the actress won the Golden Globe on Sunday for her role in ‘The Crown,’ many people on Twitter were surprised to hear her speak with an American accent during her acceptance speech. At the time, Baldwin tweeted, ‘Switching accents? That sounds … fascinating.’ The comment seemed to be a reference to the controversy surrounding his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, and questions regarding her accent and cultural heritage.

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