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Alec Baldwin Responds to Criticism for Promoting Woody Allen Interview on Blackout Tuesday

Alec Baldwin Responds to Criticism for Promoting Woody Allen Interview on Blackout Tuesday

Alec Baldwin is defending his decision to post on Blackout Tuesday.

The 62-year-old actor took to his Instagram on Tuesday (June 2) to promote his new interview with Woody Allen, on his podcast “Here’s the Thing.”

“Woody Allen’s new book, Apropos of Nothing, starts with a portrait of his father, a tough-guy World War One Navy veteran and onetime gunman in a firing squad,” Alec wrote on Instagram. “It’s the first of a series of surprising, fascinating stories from a life that went from working-class Jewish Brooklyn in the 1940s to movie sets in Rome and Paris. The book also addresses the accusation of an incident of sexual abuse leveled by Dylan Farrow. Allen and Alec cover it all — plus how he’s doing in the age of coronavirus — in this candid and wide-ranging interview.”

Social media users then took to the comments to slam Alec for interviewing Woody because of the sexual assault allegations made against him. They also slammed Alec for posting on a Blackout Tuesday, which is a movement encouraging social media users to stop posting so they can educate themselves on Black Lives Matter.

Alec then fired back, writing, ““In the course of this podcast, we have often booked guests that have either requested or required a specific posting date in order to promote a project. We make every effort to honor those requests. Allen is no exception. As for the perceived lack of sensitivity re BlackOutTuesday, I had no idea about this … national day of whatever.”

“The professional lives of some people cannot be put on hold at the whims of political correctness,” Alec continued. “I believe Allen is innocent and that is my right. Posting a black screen today or any other day, though a decent sentiment, is not an effective political stance. Voting, and working to enroll others to vote, is more … practical.”

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