Anthony Bourdain has spent a lot of time on social media lately defending his girlfriend Asia Argento after she spoke out about enduring multiple sexual assaults by fallen Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, which caused her to move to Berlin after being victim shamed in her native Italy.
His latest Twitter beef is with Alec Baldwin following the actor's exchange of insulting Tweets with Argento just days after Baldwin admitted at a Paley Center for Media luncheon that he's been a bully to women, has "treated women in a very sexist way in the past," and called for a change in Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Argento tweeted that she was pleased with Baldwin's announcement that he'd be taking a Twitter break after widely being deemed a "mansplainer" when publicly discussing the Weinstein scandal. She said, "We won't miss you bully boy."
Instead of gracefully letting that go, Baldwin started a war of words using his nonprofit foundation's Twitter account, which had blocked Argento.
Bourdain jumped in with a screenshot receipt after Baldwin posted a nasty — and quite crude — tweet directed at Bourdain and Argento... and then deleted it.
Baldwin then blocked Bourdain and called him a "self-seeking liar."
And that went over really well, as you can imagine.
The conversation appears to have stopped there — for now, at least. But Bourdain has shown that he won't back down to anyone on Twitter in this matter. When Argento first went public with her story, Bourdain called Harvey Weinstein a "pimp" and a "predator" on Twitter. He also used the medium to lash out at Hillary Clinton after she appeared on CNN and said that she was "shocked" and "appalled" to see this "different side" of Weinstein, who had been a contributor to her political campaigns. To him, Clinton's response was "shameful in its deflection and disingenuousness," and said, "[K]now what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She's not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had been out there for years."
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