Alec Baldwin threw a fit yesterday after an encounter with “Jay”, a barista at the Starbucks on Broadway and 93rd Street (2521 Broadway), posting to his twitter feed: “Starbucks on 93 and B’way. Uptight Queen barrista named JAY has an attitude problem.”
Was Baldwin, who says he plans to run for mayor of New York someday, joking? Does he throw around the word “queen” all the time? Is this an inside joke with someone at Starbucks? We asked the 30 Rock star himself via twitter and so far have heard…silence.
The Village Voice called the Starbucks in question and found out that there’s no one named Jay who works there.
While the mystery unravels, we’d like to suggest one word of caution: if you’re making an inside joke, your 323,000 might not know that and some may think it’s totally hilarious to make fun of someone by calling them “queen” (more than 100 people retweeted it). If you’re actually calling people who you don’t know “queen”, you should maybe not run for mayor. Also, why’s he on the Upper West Side? We thought he already moved to SoHo.
That said, we really did love him in Glengarry Glen Ross.
Update: It turns out Baldwin has gotten in trouble before for calling someone a “queen.” He told the London Times last year that National Enquirer columnist Mike Walker was a “whore” and a “queen” because the columnist had reported Baldwin yelled at Tina Fey, the Post reported. What’s with his fixation?