Alec Baldwin, who’s never been one to mince words, warned his Twitter followers today that there is an “uptight queen barrista” [sic] working at the Starbucks on Manhattan‘s Upper West Side. The perpetrator’s names is Jay and apparently he’s got an “attitude problem.”
Is “uptight queen” offensive when it’s used by a straight man? Or does the fact that Baldwin’s been a staunch ally to the LGBT community give him a free pass to use that term? And assuming Jay is actually gay, could he tweet that Baldwin is a curmudgeonly breeder with anger management issues—or would that insult the straight community?
Though Baldwin’s usual targets are pundits and politicians (and the occasional family member), is it fair for a celebrity with more than 317,649 followers, to target a private citizen who probably doesn’t even have a SAG card? Or does Jay deserve to have his hands slapped for being such a bitch to the 30 Rock stud, who still oozes an almost overwhelming sexiness at age 53?
If you’re in the neighborhood and want to tip Jay $20 for ruffling Alec’s feathers—or give him your two-cents’ worth—the Starbucks in question is at 2498 Broadway at 93rd Street, It’s open till 11pm every night. Oh, and can you pick us up an iced latte while you’re there?