Is Alec Baldwin an anti-vaxxer? Actor shares cryptic post after video rant on why not to trust social media
Alec Baldwin wants you to "consider the source" and while that's great advice when it comes to news garnered from social media, the '30 Rock' actor may just be talking about another source entirely. Namely, the Covid-19 vaccine, which has already begun distribution around the world. On December 27, the actor posted an 8-minute long video telling people not to trust social media and repeated "consider the source" multiple times. Immediately after posting the video, he shared a retweet from Robert Kennedy Jr, a well-known anti-vaccination activist.
"We live in a world where we're hidden behind the anonymity of social media, and people feel they can say anything," the actor said in his video. "They want to spray it all over you and spit it all over you, their venom and their hate." Baldwin began his rant as a way of defending his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, against allegations that she was faking her Spanish heritage. "There are things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are just ridiculous," he said, though he never mentioned his wife by name. One feature of the video was him repeatedly telling people on social media to "consider the source" - a message that was the caption for his post.
He immediately followed the rant with a post shared by Robert Kennedy Jr, with the caption, "This." The quote is from writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley and it says, "There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution." In the background of the post are various pills and syringes.
While Baldwin himself has said very little about the vaccine in his post, sharing the image shows his support to Kennedy Jr, whose anti-vaccination stance makes it clear that that post is meant to be one of the reasons people shouldn't trust vaccinations. Baldwin himself has been known to make suggestive comments regarding government conspiracies. On December 21, he wrote, "The vaccine hypocrisy reminds me of other, more agonizing realities that may be approaching. If these monsters in DC can mock the vaccine, yet get it right away, what’s next? What else is on the list of vital elements we may ration or run out of completely? Heating oil? Food?"
The vaccine hypocrisy reminds me of other, more agonizing realities that may be approaching.— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) December 21, 2020
If these monsters in DC can mock the vaccine, yet get it right away, what’s next?
What else is on the list of vital elements we may ration or run out of completely?
Heating oil? Food?
Baldwin has made no further comments on his post, as his next video shared was one of his family at home.