Alec Baldwin can’t seem to stay away from Twitter. He claimed to be leaving the platform after comments about Rose McGowan and her allegations against Harvey Weinstein. He left his personal account at the time and decided to keep to the Hilaria And Alec Baldwin Foundation account. Only to “continue to post re our work w the arts and environment.”
Of course, that afternoon Baldwin used the account to break from that and respond to Asia Argento’s criticism of him before blocking her. Since then, he has used the account to retweet Michael Rappaport’s criticism of John Oliver grilling of Dustin Hoffman and post his own criticism of both Oliver and Stephen Colbert.
He is partially right. These shows were once only known as “promotional pit stops for some blithe chit-chat.” But then David Letterman moved to CBS, Jon Stewart grew a brand at Comedy Central, and these shows started to evolve with society.
The tweets criticizing Oliver and Colbert appeared Wednesday morning and were met with a critical response. This led Baldwin to write a longer response to clarify his stance — or make it worse if you peek at the comments that followed:
Some did agree that what Hoffman allegedly did wasn’t the same as the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. But others questioned who gets to actually pass judgment and who decides the level of judgment if it doesn’t go to a court of law.
Baldwin closed out with a tweet in Spanish telling everybody goodbye and wishing them a Merry Christmas. This seems like a hint that Baldwin might be stepping away from this account too, but we’ll have to wait and see.