Just hours after Alec Baldwin made his return to Instagram, people were taken aback by the alleged nature of his first Instagram post.
The post seemed innocent enough. It featured a photo of his wife Hilaria and one of their sons, Leo.
Alec Baldwin Responds to Commenters After Latest Instagram Post Gets Slammed
Baldwin seemingly joking in the caption wrote, “The old ‘let me give you a back rub’ ploy.” Several commenters hypocritically slammed Baldwin for sexualizing the otherwise innocent photo.
“That’s a pretty f–king weird comment to make on a photo of your son and his mother ????,” wrote one user. “This caption is disgusting,” commented another.
“SexuaIizing children is always so weird but your own child? Yikes,” another commenter wrote.
Shortly after posting the picture, Baldwin added, “Potato chips to follow,” to his original caption. In the comments, he explained further, “I adjusted the text. I guess because…you know…there is so much of that Reddit trash out there.”
Baldwin’s return to Instagram comes just days after the actor and the weapons handler on the set of their unfinished film Rust have been criminally charged in the shooting death of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins. Both Baldwin and the handler, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, are expected to be issued charges of involuntary manslaughter.
The film’s assistant director David Halls has already pleaded guilty to charges of the negligent use of a deadly weapon, The Wall Street Journal reports. Halls was the person who handed Baldwin the gun on the set and deemed it “cold.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, in New Mexico, where the shooting took place, involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Hutchins, the director, Joel Souza, and Baldwin were marking a scene and going over the way Alec would remove the gun from his holster when the gun somehow discharged. The bullet struck Hutchins in the chest, killing her and injuring Souza.
In his past interviews, Baldwin has been adamant that he never pulled the trigger when removing the firearm from his holster, but did say he pulled back the hammer of the gun and released it. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never,” Baldwin told ABC News in December 2021. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
However, following an investigation by the FBI, its findings found that the gun was “intact and functional,” and “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger” unless the hammer of the revolver was “decocked on a loaded chamber.”
It was initially believed that the gun was “cold,” an industry term used to indicate that a gun does not have any live rounds in it. The news that Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter comes just months after it was reported that the movie will continue filming.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported after settling the wrongful death lawsuit with Hutchins’ family, the movie will continue filming. The shoot for Rust was obviously put on hold while these matters at hand were sorted out.
CNN further reports that Huchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, will become an executive producer of the movie and will receive a portion of the profits the movie with potentially bring in.
“We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed,” Matthew Hutchins said in his statement obtained by CNN.
“The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023. I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”
Baldwin has yet to issue a statement regarding the criminal charges against him. And according to Hilaria, neither of them will.
According to BuzzFeed, while addressing paparazzi, Hilaria reportedly told the photographers that “it’s really awful, what you guys are doing.”
“I’m going to tell you what I’m going to say, you’re not going to ask me questions. I want you guys to realize that we have seven kids and you being here to escort them to school and to be there when they come home is not good. So on a human level, you guys know I’m not going to say anything to you. You know that. So please leave my family in peace and let this all play out.”
Hilaria concluded by saying, “[The kids] ask me, ‘Mommy, what are these people doing? And it’s a very hard thing as a mom to try to explain. So please, go home — because I’m not going to say anything and Alec is not going to say anything.”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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