Ireland Baldwin’s open letter to her haters: ‘It’s bad energy!’

Ireland Baldwin, 17, wants the world to know she is her own person.
Ireland Baldwin, 17, wants the world to know she is her own person.
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Ireland Baldwin says she’s gotten over the whole “rude thoughtless little pig” voicemail her dad left her when she was 11, so why can’t the rest of the world move past it too? And can we all also realize she is not her parents?

So vented Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s kid in a blog post that went up Monday on Tumblr, in which the 17-year-old called out haters in general, and not only the ones who hate on her. Haters gonna hate, but she sure wishes they’d find something better to do.

“What I don’t fully understand, is what is the good in commenting on a photo of a 17 year old girl and calling her fat, ugly, etc?,” the 6-foot-2, aspiring model asked in her open letter. “Is that helping you in some way? I’m confused. ... It’s bad energy being put out there!”

She said she’s still figuring out the whole modeling thing — she announced her intentions in March, so we’re willing to cut her some slack — and wishes folks would stop comparing her to her mother.


“Of course I look somewhat like my own Mom… but let’s not forget people…. I also have a Dad too, so genetically speaking, I wasn’t built to look like my Mom’s identical twin!”

And regarding her dad, well, back the heck off — off her, that is.

“Just like almost all of you, my Dad has made some mistakes in the past,” she wrote. “He has spoken out of place, he has let his temper get the best of him, and he has reacted towards things in ways he shouldn’t have. I get hateful replies and threats regarding mistakes of my Dad’s past. This isn’t fair. I had nothing to do with anything that happened back then, so I don’t fully understand why I am being targeted.”

She said she’s not seeking fame by association and wants to make a name for herself.

“I am proud to be my parent’s daughter, but I don’t want to forever be known as ‘that rude thoughtless little pig’ or ‘Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s kid,” she declared.

Oops, point taken. Just ignore the first couple of paragraphs, Ireland. Old habits die hard.


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