Ireland Baldwin wants the public to know while her father may have said bad things, he is not a bad man.
The 18-year-old leapt to her father Alec’s defense on Saturday night after the 30 Rock star was accused of using derogatory language and making homophobic comments.
Despite infamously being the victim of one of his verbal tirades, the young model defended the 55-year-old for reportedly verbally abusing journalists and even calling a photographer a ‘c***sucking f**.
Ireland said the paparazzi share some of the blame for her father’s outburst, which occurred just after a woman stalking him was sentenced to 210 days in jail.
“Boundaries have to made. Paparazzi have jobs to do, but some of them jeopardize people’s lives and cross a line,” she wrote. “My dad has an INFANT CHILD to protect. All the parents out there should understand. You would do anything to protect your baby.”
She also called on the public to be more understanding of her dad’s behavior.
“Sometimes we let our tempers get the best of us,” she explained. “Tempers are like wildfires. Something or someone can easily fuel the fire.”
“It takes a lot of strength and SUPPORT for someone to grow and become a…better person,” she continued. “We all say things we don’t mean. We all say things we can’t take back.”
The 18-year-old model knows that all too well, having been called a “rude thoughtless pig” by her father when she was 11 and he was in the midst of his custody battle with her mother Kim Basinger.
Father and daughter have come a long way since then.
“Now, let’s all quit acting like children. Let my dad be and let him have his room to learn and enjoy his family,” Ireland wrote on Twitter Saturday.
She concluded with, “As someone very wise once said, ‘Be peaceful and love everyone.’”