It must be difficult living life under the scrutiny of the public eye, with reporters in your business and a sea of cameras lurking around every corner. Unfortunately, if you live your life in the spotlight – when you lose your marbles, we will all get a bowl of popcorn and watch the show.
Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock has had many brilliant meltdowns. Since Father’s Day is near, let’s focus on his 2007 toxic voicemail to his daughter, Ireland Baldwin. In this angry tirade, this Emmy winner refers to his offspring as a “rude, thoughtless little pig.” Daddy Dearest was even unsure if the youngster was eleven or twelve at the time.
Ireland, now 17, defended her dad many years later in a Twitter campaign in November of 2013. She claims her dad has a “kind heart” and defended her father’s behavior.
This father of two has had a difficult time with the media during his career in the spotlight, once punching a Paparazzo in 2012. He blames multiple people on his meltdown, including the media. During an interview with the New York Times, he says, “I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media, but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.” Alec has officially quit being a celebrity – if you can even do that.
Charlie Sheen, the former Two and a Half Men star, has more than earned his spot on this list of celebrity father meltdowns. This father of five has a long history of drug abuse, with his first known overdose in 1998. Scandals of drug abuse, porn stars, and anger management have plagued this star over the years. After being arrested in 2009 for assaulting his third wife, Brook Mueller, he continued his wild lifestyle and had to be removed from the Plaza Hotel in 2010 by the police, with a reported $7000 damage to the room.
What catapulted Charlie to infamy was his ‘Tiger Blood’ meltdown in 2011. After a night of the usual trio of alcohol, cocaine and porn stars, he had to be rushed to the hospital for another suspected overdose. This incident spun into a media frenzy, leading to his meltdown during an ABC News interview where he denied having psychological issues and being bipolar, but rather stated he was “bi-winning.” He blamed his behavior at that time on “passion.” He later said the incident was driven by testosterone cream in an interview with Katie Couric.
David Hasselhoff, like Alec Baldwin, suffered at the hands of his own daughter, Taylor Ann, in 2007. The infamous drunken cheeseburger video that the Baywatch star’s 16-year-old daughter posted went viral, causing loads of embarrassment to her drunken daddy. This shirtless father of two was attempting to eat a cheeseburger on the floor of a Las Vegas hotel while his beloved child documented the special moment. David stated that he had asked his daughters to film him when he became intoxicated so he could see how badly he behaved. The cheeseburger video was supposedly intentionally leaked to the press by his daughter to help cure his alcoholism. Sometimes, the child becomes the parent.
Happy Father’s Day!