Ireland Baldwin Takes Aim at Tabloid 'Cowards'

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Ireland Baldwin is firing back at the press following a headline about the 18-year-old model in the New York Daily News on Monday.

The Daily News hit Ireland's defense of her father Alec Baldwin via Twitter, after the latter was accused of using a homophobic slur during a run in with paparazzi last week. The headline, which reads, "Little Pig to Rescue: Baldwin girl huffs & puffs & blows away dad's critics," references a 2007 voicemail where Alec called his then 11-year-old daughter a "rude, thoughtless, little pig."

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Ireland took to Instagram to respond.

"When I saw this earlier today, I didn't really give two s**ts about it. I thought the little pigs children's fable reference was a clever touch," she wrote beneath a snapshot of the newspaper's controversial cover. "When I revisited this article, I saw it for what it really is. Everyone tells me to stop paying attention to what others are saying, but it's hard. This hurts. I am a human being, believe it or not. I am also not a celebrity. This is not what I would ever want to be known for."

In the lengthy caption, Ireland maintained she will continue to stand by her father's in spite of his questionable behavior.

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"I did not STAND UP for my father," she continued. "It is never right to treat people the way that he has. I simply wanted to show my support for my family. No matter what, my dad is my dad and he is the only one I will ever have. He may have made some wrong choices, but that doesn't mean I'm leaving his side."

She closed the post with this message for the Daily News.

"The past is past and the Daily News are a bunch of cowards for revisiting my past," she added. "In the end, I feel nothing but sorry for them. If any of the reporters there even had children or families to love, I'm sure they would understand where I'm coming from."

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