AceShowbiz - Alec Baldwin received flak over his decision to promote a new episode of his Podcast featuring Woody Allen. That might be okay for most people, but some took issue with the fact that Alec posted it on Blackout Tuesday.
"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 his Instagram account on Tuesday, June 2. "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 former "Saturday Night Live" cast member added, "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 didn't hesitate to criticize Alec for his post. Most people slammed the actor for promoting Woody, who is involved in sexual assault scandal. Additionally, people were not happy with the ill-timing post as it was posted on Blackout Tuesday, where everyone was asked to take a pause in everything and educate themselves on the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd.
Alec noticed the criticism and quickly clapped back. "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," he explained. "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," he 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."