If you started a club made up of everybody who’s ever humiliated Alec Baldwin, it would be quite a list: Donald Trump, Kim Basinger, Henry Hyde, American Airlines, the LGBT community, every paparazzo in New York…
Baldwin just got owned again, and as usual, it was nobody’s fault but his. Lia Eustachewich, NY Post:
The city announced on Tuesday yet another crackdown on Battery Park ticket scammers — a day after Alec Baldwin publicly complained that he and his family were hustled into buying a bogus tour of the Statue of Liberty…
“The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of the promise of America,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “Tourists and visitors have been taken for a ride, and it’s unacceptable. We won’t let up until illegal and deceitful practices are a thing of the past.”
According to de Blasio — who was running for president at one point, I think? — this has nothing to do with Baldwin screaming about it on Instagram:
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So, we head to South Ferry. Me and @hilariabaldwin Two sharp, savvy NYers. Kids in tow. We buy the tickets for the “boat tour” of the Statue of Liberty. We are escorted to a shuttle bus. To New Jersey! I kid you not. We paid. Then we read the tickets. NO ON EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!!! This is a scam. Take the SI Ferry. It’s the best ride in NY.
“NO ON (sic) EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!!!” ABC: Always Be Complaining.
Baldwin is known for making homophobic slurs, but I believe this is the first time he’s gone after ferries.