Don’t Put a Flight Attendant Between Alec Baldwin and Words With Friends

Actor Alec Baldwin claims to have been kicked off his American Airlines flight this afternoon for playing the Scrabble-like game Words With Friends while the plane was still at the gate.

Zynga, which is currently preparing to raise $1 billion in an IPO next week, acquired the popular mobile game about a year ago.

And while the social games company may have to keep mostly mute as part of its quiet period, Baldwin kept his fingers busy, updating the Twitterverse about the showdown between actor and flight attendant.

Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving.#nowonderamericaairisbankrupt
Alec Baldwin

Baldwin, who said he was rebooked on a later flight after getting booted, garnered a lot of sympathy. American Airlines quickly tried to extinguish the flames by reaching out to him directly.

@ Mr. Baldwin, we are looking into this. Please DM us contact information.
American Airlines

Zynga couldn’t turn down the free publicity, tweeting its words of encouragement and mocking up a quick photo of a game board declaring to “let Alec play.”

Hey @, don’t ground @ for playing. A.B.S.U.R.D. is worth *at least* 11 points in @ #LetAlecPlay

Still Baldwin’s jibes continued to flow:

My words with friends user name is now #theresalwaysunited
Alec Baldwin

TMZ was on the scene, but Baldwin declined to comment on the circumstances, including why exactly he was kicked off the plane.

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