The actor was criticized for promoting his interview with Woody Allen during Blackout Tuesday.
Alec Baldwin defended the promotion of his interview with Woody Allen on Instagram, during Blackout Tuesday.
The 30 Rock star faced a backlash when she shared a photo of Allen, on her page to promote their conversation on her podcast, Here’s The Thing.
“I have worked on three Woody Allen movies, each of which was the highlight of my career,” Baldwin wrote alongside the image. “Today he joins me on my podcast and we talk about everything from his mentors to his method of leadership and the accusation of sexual abuse.”
However, the time of its publication drew the ire of many of its followers, given that it was on Blackout Tuesday, when the world fell silent and people avoided posting more than just blank black squares to draw attention to the Black movement. Lives Matter following the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police.
“I always love following your account, but this is a dull thing to post today,” wrote one person. Another accused him of “defending a pedophile,” at which time Baldwin attempted to defend his movement.
But his response only served to aggravate his critics, as he referred to Blackout Tuesday as “national day of anything.”
Explaining that he is obligated to promote his podcast episodes on certain days to promote his guests’ various projects, Baldwin continued: “We do our best to fulfill those requests. Allen is no exception. As for the perceived lack of sensitivity on BlackOutTuesday, I had no idea this… national day of whatever. ”
“Three things: the professional life of some people cannot be suspended at the whims of political correctness. I think Allen is innocent and that is my right. Publishing a black screen today or any other day, even if it’s a decent sentiment, is not an effective political stance. ”
Allen has always strongly denied Dylan’s sexual abuse claims.
Shortly after Baldwin caused a storm with his social media activity, his wife Hilaria went to her own Instagram page in an attempt to divert attention by sharing a moment of it with Alec’s four children and wrote: “Dear Babies everywhere, so many people who work hard to make this world a better place for you, regardless of your race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. ”
The couple is expecting their fifth child together.