Internet slams Alec Baldwin for hiding his face in first appearance since 'Rust' shooting charge

Internet slams Alec Baldwin for hiding his face in first appearance since 'Rust' shooting charge
Alec Baldwin unintentionally shot the film's cinematographer in 2021 (Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: On Friday morning, January 20, Alec Baldwin was spotted for the first time since his involuntary manslaughter charges for killing 'Rust' cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film in 2021. Social media reacted to the actor's outing where he was seen hiding his face, trying to shield himself from the press. After his charges were announced by prosecutors in New Mexico, the 64-year-old actor appeared in New York City a day later. 

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As he entered the Film Center Building on 9th Ave, he hid his smiling face while his wife, Hilaria, 39, who wore a sweatshirt that read 'Empathy,' led the press to a corner for a statement as the actor made it to the exit through his building's side entrance. However, Hilaria, the yoga instructor said, “only going to say…once,” and then she stated, “I’m not going to say anything to you. You know that." Baldwin refused to take responsibility for the fatal shooting and his denial to accept any culpability for killing the crew member was told by the actor's lawyer Luke Nikas on Thursday, January 18, and said, "we will win" against the charges.

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 “Mr Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds,” his lawyer stated. His armorer Hannah Guitierres-Reed who faces the same charges as Baldwin also denied responsibility for the shooting. If convicted, Baldwin could be facing up to 18 months in prison, according to New York Post

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'We all know what he looks like'

As Baldwin was spotted hiding his face during his outing in New York City after his fatal 'Rust' shooting charge, social media reacted to trying to run away from the press and the public. One user wrote, "It's not his face they'll be looking at in prison," and another asked, "Why is he allowed on the streets?". "Hides. Signs of a guilty person I believe," a user tweeted while someone wrote, "Karma."



 

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Puzzled at why the actor would hide his face, a user wrote, "Because nobody knows what he looks like," and another tweeted, "Most people in Hollywood are standing behind him. None of them are standing in front of him."

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"I just saw a video of Alec Baldwin getting out of a vehicle and walking into his residence in NYC. He was covering his face like a mafia Godfather. I wondered why he was doing that? It's not like he has any anonymity to protect. It's not like he's capable of Shame," someone remarked while another wrote, "Why is Alec Baldwin now hiding his face in public? We all know what he looks like."



 

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