Continuing to prove that the phrase “Maybe I should sit this one out” is simply not in his grasp, actor, podcaster, (poor) Trump impersonator, and general blowhard Alec Baldwin has weighed in on the recent stream of actors expressing regret over working with accused child molester Woody Allen. He agrees, and is joining them in donating his salaries from those film to women’s rights charities. Hahahaha just kidding of course not, he’s decided instead that it’s time for some Baldwin-splaining:
(Thanks to Variety for embedding those tweets; we’re unable to view them, as Mr. Baldwin has blocked both our site’s and this writer’s Twitter account for writing critically of him in the past, because he is a grown-up adult.)
Baldwin’s tweets came not long after Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet wrote an Instragram post in which he (basically) apologized for appearing in an Allen film last summer, and vowed to donate his salary to Time’s Up, RAINN, and the LGBT Community Center in New York. Chalamet’s post follows similar statements of regret from several previous Allen collaborators, including Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, David Krumholtz, Griffin Newman, and Ellen Page.
We’ll not wade into the substance of Mr. Baldwin’s arguments – the seemingly obvious points about how unreliable the notions of investigation and innocence are when it comes to matters of sexual assault, or the complexities of the Allen case in general (Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson offers up a thorough and even-handed overview here). Let’s merely pause to note how reliable a defender Mr. Baldwin is of men accused of such assaults. Yes, indeed. Keeps working with them, keeps stepping up for them. Interesting.