Alec Baldwin is under fire for interviewing alleged abuser Woody Allen while still on the hook for the accidental shooting of his late “Rust” colleague Halyna Hutchins.
“Like Baldwin’s career isn’t already hanging by a thread. What a dumb way to completely destroy it,” one person tweeted Tuesday ahead of Baldwin, 64, and Allen, 86, going live on Instagram.
“Remember when Alec Baldwin literally killed a crew member on a set last year, faced zero repercussions, and is now… promoting a special interview he’s doing with… Woody Allen? That’s literally all you need to know about the film&TV industry,” another wrote.
“Alec Baldwin, who shot and killed his employee 8 month ago, is live on instagram now with Woody Allen who is married to his daughter,” journalist Emily Miller noted.
“Alec Baldwin announces an interview with Woody Allen. Topics to include the murdering of innocent people and child molestation,” a fourth Twitter user satirically quipped.
The aforementioned tweets echoed several people online who found it ironic that Baldwin would agree to sit down with a controversial figure amid his own scandal.
Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him in 1992 of sexually assaulting her in their family’s attic when she was 7 years old. The famed director has called the claims, which resurfaced in 2021 due to the HBO series “Allen v. Farrow,” “categorically false.”
Aside from those allegations, Allen’s marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen’s ex Mia Farrow, has also been a source of scrutiny for the “Annie Hall” star.
Meanwhile, Baldwin is still part of the ongoing investigation into the Oct. 21, 2021, shooting of Hutchins on the New Mexico set of “Rust” after the actor fired a loaded gun at the cinematographer. He has said that he “didn’t pull the trigger.”
“I don’t think anybody’s off the hook when it comes to criminal charges,” Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said in April.
“I’ve said this before: I think there was complacency on the set. There was disorganization and a degree of negligence — whether that rises to a criminal level, that will be up to the district attorney.”
However, Baldwin has remained steadfast in his defense of Allen while he deals with his own backlash.
In an Instagram post in which he announced his interview with the filmmaker, he wrote, “Let me preface this by stating that I have ZERO INTEREST in anyone’s judgments and sanctimonious posts here.
“I am OBVIOUSLY someone who has my own set of beliefs and COULD NOT CARE LESS about anyone else’s speculation. If you believe that a trial should be conducted by way of an HBO documentary, that’s your issue.”
During their Instagram Live interview, Baldwin and Allen chatted about the latter’s book “Zero Gravity,” and the “A Rainy Day In New York” director even hinted that he may be stepping back from making movies soon.
“I’ll probably make at least one more movie,” the Oscar winner told Baldwin. “A lot of the thrill is gone.”
The post Alec Baldwin slammed for interviewing Woody Allen amid ‘Rust’ backlash appeared first on Page Six.