‘This is a tragic day’: Alec Baldwin is condemned for defending ‘sex pest’ NY Andrew Cuomo and blasting ‘cancel culture’ for his downfall
- Alec Baldwin blamed cancel culture for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation from office Tuesday following accusations of sexual harassment
- The 63-year-old actor called the day ‘tragic’ in a tweet shared on his personal Twitter account
- His works sparked condemnation – with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer among those blasting Baldwin
- Baldwin has previously spoken out against cancel culture claiming it has created ‘more problems than it solves’
- Cuomo announced his resignation from office on Tuesday, effective in 14 days, after his ongoing sexual harassment scandal
Alec Baldwin has been condemned for branding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s resignation a ‘tragic day’ and blaming his departure on cancel culture.
The Boss Baby actor voiced his support for Cuomo, who is stepping down after an intense week of being pressured to resign due to sexual harassment allegations, on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
‘Party politics in this country draw ambitious but ultimately isolated, even socially maladjusted men and women who, given the current cancel culture, will likely have their shortcomings exposed and magnified,’ he continued.
Alec Baldwin’s tweet came minutes after Cuomo announced plans to resign following the release of a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office that found him guilty for sexually harassed 11 women and violating state and federal laws
Baldwin, who has publicly hinted the idea of running for office himself, partnered with Cuomo’s office last year for a public service announcement urging New Yorkers to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, many fans were disappointed with Baldwin’s tweet, surprisingly including former White House Press secretary under the Trump administration Sean Spicer who said ‘cancel culture is out of culture – but what [New York Governor Andrew Cuomo] did was not a result of cancel culture or any culture – it was inappropriate and the idea you are defending says a lot’.
Other twitter users also responded to Baldwin’s clear defense of Cuomo.
He did not comment on the allegations of sexual harassment against Cuomo, who is facing at least one criminal complaint after Brittany Commisso, an executive assistant who accused Cuomo of groping her breast at the governor’s mansion in Albany, gave a report to the county sheriff on Friday.
New York’s Attorney General Letitia James said she believed claims Cuomo had pestered 11 women, with two others coming forward since James’ report was published last week.
Baldwin has previously criticized cancel culture as ‘creating more problems than it solves,’ according to the Hill
‘It’s like trolling,’ he said in an Instagram video shared back in March. ‘It’s like a giant, mile-long net and you’re catching a lot of people, more than a few who deserve it, and more than a few who don’t. Or they don’t deserve to have their careers and their lives destroyed.’
Cuomo announced earlier Tuesday that he is stepping down from his position as governor of New York, effective in two weeks, after a report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James found he sexually harassed 11 women and violated state and federal laws.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will replace Cuomo, becoming the first woman to serve as governor of New York, as she’s scheduled to start running the state on August 24.