Embattled Hollywood star Alec Baldwin took to social media to complain about workplace safety but was instantly met with a fierce backlash.
The actor was responding to a viral video of former NFL player Brendan Langley fighting a United Airlines employee.
Baldwin, the man who infamously shot dead a co-worker on the set of his movie, went on social media to call out “workplace abuse” after viewing the video of Langley.
“The guy working at the airport is the victim,” Baldwin said.
“He came to work to do a job.
“The other guy, with his big mouth, is guilty of workplace abuse, where people come to work with an expectation of safety, even civility.
“This a**hole who hit this guy should be put on a no-fly list.”
Before the ink was dry the entire internet shut down fired back at Baldwin.
“A man who (accidentally) shot and killed his co-worker at work is lecturing us on WORKPLACE SAFETY? Ffs,” Piers Morgan said.
Brigitte Gabriel: “Alec Baldwin shouldn’t comment on anything ESPECIALLY workplace violence.”
“Sir, you shot and killed someone at YOUR workplace. Please sit this one out,” Wendy Osefo said.
Another said: “Alec Baldwin, you should have sat this one out. Workplace safety is not your area of expertise.”
Alec Baldwin shouldn’t commenting on anything ESPECIALLY workplace violence!
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) May 24, 2022
— AmericanPatriot (@AmericaProud99) May 24, 2022
He killed a woman with a gun, and walks free . Alec Baldwin should sit down and be quiet. pic.twitter.com/3hPYFfRgSq
— Lizzie_got_suspended (@LizzieSuspended) May 24, 2022
Baldwin hopes he is now in the clear over the shooting but the authorities have said he is “not off the hook” from criminal charges.
“What we had, based on our investigators’ findings, was a set of obvious hazards to employees regarding the use of firearms and management’s failure to act upon those obvious hazards,” the bureau chief for occupational safety, Bob Genoway, said.
“The Safety Coordinator was present on set and took no direct action to address safety concerns.
“Management was provided with multiple opportunities to take corrective actions and chose not to do so.
“As a result of these failures, Director Joel Souza and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins were severely injured.
“Halyna Hutchins succumbed to her injuries.”