Another day, another Baldwin quitting the Internet. Model and Alec/Kim Basinger product Ireland Baldwin posted not one, but two selfies in a thong to her Instagram. She actually deleted the one above, but kept this one up, along with the caption “Day dreaming in @acaciaswimwear”:
As one might expect, the Internet got all in a tizzy. As per usual, there were more than a few unkind comments (feel free to check some of them out here), which may have prompted Ireland tweeting this:
I’m never taking another selfie again
— Ireland (@IrelandBBaldwin) February 18, 2014
Personally, I think Ireland’s pretty likable–she was epic when we saw her walk first at the Red Dress Collection a couple weeks ago and she had some wonderful, honest things to say when people began calling her “too fat to model” last year, defending herself without bringing anybody else down (something that famous people tend to suck at). I think her selfies are pretty normal 18-year-old selfies, but the type of comments that young female celebrities receive on theirs are just so rude, they make me remember how happy I am to not be famous (although all the free shoes Baldwin apparently gets would be pretty rad). Examples:
Now, Baldwin is no stranger to the Internet having mild freakouts every time she posts “controversial” photos of herself. First, there were the twerking Vines featuring her and a friend dancing in bikinis (which sounds more risque than they actually were). Then, there was the boob grab garment that led to HuffPo, among others, experiencing the oh-so-harsh-and-painful revelation that even tall, blonde, pretty women grow the eff up at some point.