September 11, 2011 16:04:14 GMT
The actor did not like the attitude of a barista named Jay at a local store and said via his representative that the coffee chain failed to keep up the standards.
Alec Baldwin probably won't be back to Starbucks on 93 and Broadway ever. The actor slammed an "uptight queen barrista (sic) named JAY" who "has an attitude problem". A fellow barista working at the same store has now responded to his angry tweet, defending his co-worker.
"I was here when it happened - it was really just him being an [expletive]," alleged the second barista, Giovan, telling the New York Post, "[Baldwin] was very rude and disrespectful and arrogant. He’s probably the rudest guy I've ever met." The employee who is named Giovan continued that Jay (which is not an actual name) did not do anything wrong and it was just Baldwin "being psycho".
Baldwin fired back via Twitter, "What makes [the Post reporter] such a sleazy, from-under-a-rock tab gnat? What drives these tab 'writers'? do u care?" His representative then said in a statement, "Starbucks is a great company. Unfortunately, not all of their employees can live up to their high standards." The coffee giant has not responded.
Baldwin did praise a server named Clyde at Dinosaur Barbecue on W. 125th St.