Alec Baldwin: ‘Everywhere I go, black people go crazy’

Alec Baldwin doesn’t “want to get this wrong,” but he has a few mildly offensive things to say.

The longtime actor wants men exposed by #MeToo “punished,” but also fears “that this is a fire that needs constant kindling,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. He says “everywhere I go, black people go crazy,” though he’s “not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush.” And he’s also worried you’ll take all that the wrong way.

Baldwin is “perpetually at a low boil,” as The Hollywood Reporter puts it, and has repeatedly turned full steam against President Trump over the past few years. He’s notably kept returning to play the president on Saturday Night Live, a role that’s apparently earned him a very specific fan base:

Ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.’ [Baldwin, via The Hollywood Reporter]

Of course, he premised all of this by saying “I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either.” But alas, Twitter lit up with accusations that he did, in fact, get it wrong.

You can read more about his views at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Source:: The Week – Lifestyle


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