"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin issued an apology for his behavior on an American Airlines flight that got him booted from the plane, although part of his mea culpa included airing his grievance against a flight attendant, according to a post the actor wrote on The Huffington Post under the headline “My Flying Lesson.”
Baldwin was kicked off a flight Tuesday for refusing to turn off his iPhone, on which he was playing Words with Friends, a Scrabble-like game, as previously reported.
In his apology, Baldwin explains that flight attendants previously had allowed him to use his smartphone while the plane was sitting at the gate. On Tuesday’s flight, Baldwin writes, he was singled out by one flight attendant.
"Again, I was singled out by this woman in the most unpleasant of tones," Baldwin writes. "I guess the fact that this woman, who had decided to make some example of me, while everyone else was left undisturbed, did get the better of me."
Baldwin ends his apology by citing a truth he learned from the experience: "The lesson I’ve learned is to keep my phone off when the 1950s gym teacher is on duty."