Alec Baldwin slammed for saying Cuomo’s resignation ‘a tragic day’: ‘What are you so afraid of?’

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10 amid sexual harassment allegations


                            Alec Baldwin slammed for saying Cuomo’s resignation ‘a tragic day’: ‘What are you so afraid of?’
Alec Baldwin has been slammed for supporting Andrew Cuomo (Getty Images/ Jim Bennett and Spencer Platt)

Alec Baldwin has received a lot of flak online after he tried to show his sympathy towards New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday, August 10, amid sexual harassment allegations, Baldwin took to Twitter and said, “Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day.”

The actor added, “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.” Cuomo had said on Tuesday, “I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing.”

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Alec Baldwin speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin at Saban Theatre on September 07, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

 

 



 

 

During his speech, the 63-year-old politician portrayed himself as a victim and stated that his “instinct is to fight through this controversy because I truly believe it is politically motivated.” “In my mind, I never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” Cuomo added.

People participate in a protest against N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and protest for a moratorium on evictions on August 4, 2021 in New York City. The dual issues arose after New York Attorney General Letitia James investigation concluded that Governor Cuomo did sexually harass multiple women and the eviction moratorium instated by the CDC due to the COVID-19 pandemic is slated to elapse at the end of the month. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

 

Meanwhile, people on the internet seemed not happy with Baldwin’s support for Cuomo as a user tweeted, “Alec Baldwin is so scared of cancel culture that he called Cuomo’s resignation tragic … baby what are you so afraid of?” The second one sarcastically wrote, “I'M ALEC BALDWIN! I WILL TOUCH WOMEN HOWEVER I WANT. I AM A MODERN MAN AND NOT AT ALL A BIG DUMB OFFENSIVE PIECE OF SHIT. I rewrote your tweet for you.”



 

 



 

 



 

 

lec Baldwin attends Sundance Institute's 'An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro' at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

 

A person noted, “Sir, I feel like nearly a dozen accusations of sexual harassment and assault against a governor who did everything he could to cover it up, including retaliation and intimidation, is maybe not the best timing for a lecture on ‘cancel culture’, which, by the way, doesn't exist.” Another one pointed out, “A sexual predator stepping down from his seat of power is absolutely NOT a ‘tragic day’, Alec. It's not about ‘party politics’ and it isn't about ‘cancel culture’ (which doesn't exist). It's about powerful men not getting away with their predation of women.” “So sexually harassing 11 women is merely a ‘shortcoming’? Quite a take,” a user mocked.



 

 



 

 



 

 

Consultant Tomi Ahonen said, “Alec Baldwin. That is the wrong call. You now expose yourself as another white old male sexist bastard. That fame and popularity you built mocking Trump loses all the effect Wrong call, Alec. We are very disappointed in you. How can you be this much of an asshole?” A user replied, “‘This is a tragic day’ for ‘maladjusted men’ ‘who—given the current cancel culture—will likely have their shortcomings {SEXUAL ASSAULT} exposed and magnified.’ Also, pretty sad day for those desiring a @NYGovCuomo Woody Allen film cameo.” “A lot of old-time New Yorkers are giving Cuomo a pass because they believe him when he says ‘I'm just a touchy-squeezy Italian’. Truth is, Cuomo's a creep. A short, ugly man who used his power to abuse women, for his own gratification,” a tweet read and another one added: “Let me revise this for you. We appreciate that Gov Cuomo led the country through the pandemic when we had an incompetent president. And we regret that it has come to this. But this was the best decision for everyone involved.”



 

 



 

 



 

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