WATCH: Alec Baldwin announces he has deactivated his Twitter account following backlash over his Gillian Anderson “joke”

Alec Baldwin announced on Instagram he has deactivated his Twitter account after a backlash over a joke he made about actress Gillian Anderson.

“Switching accents? That sounds … fascinating,” Baldwin tweeted about Anderson, referencing the controversy of his wife’s Hilaria heritage and cultural references.

Baldwin says in the video  “I just wrote, ‘Oh, that’s interesting.’ And of course, you can’t do any irony on Twitter—you can’t do any irony in the United States anymore because the United States is such [an] uptight, stressed-out place and such an unpleasant place right now.”

“The problem with Twitter is, it’s a lot of haters. It’s one-third interesting posts … one-third tedious, puerile nonsense, and then it’s one-third abject hatred and malice and unpleasantness,” he added.

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