Alec Baldwin speaks of a new kind of security: occupational safety.
Baldwin was responding to a now-viral video showing former NFL player Brendan Langley brutally beating a United Airlines worker at a ticket booth.
While Langley was later arrested for assault, the unnamed airline employee was hospitalized and eventually discharged.
TMZ noted that the airline employee may have been the one who made the first move, but Baldwin disagreed in statements online.
Baldwin, 64, commented on the altercation, calling the United Airlines worker a “victim,” according to a post on Instagram page Shade Room.
“The guy who works at the airport is the victim. He came to work to do a job,” Baldwin wrote. “The other guy with his big mouth is guilty of abuse in the workplace, where people come to work with expectations of safety, even courtesy. This – – hole that hit that guy should be put on a no-fly list.”
Baldwin’s comments come after he accidentally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust. New Mexico, the location of the shooting, fined the film production company nearly $137,000, the maximum fine, for firearm safety deficiencies.
People in the Shade Room’s comments section were quick to attack Baldwin’s remarks, telling him to “sit this one.”
“This privilege is going insane,” wrote Essence’s Instagram account.
“Sir, you shot someone at YOUR place of work. Please sit this out,” Wendy Osefo interjected.
While the actor has denied responsibility for the shooting, the sheriff leading the investigation said Baldwin was “not off the hook” of criminal charges.
“What we had, based on our investigators’ findings, was a number of apparent hazards to employees related to the use of firearms and management’s failure to act on those apparent hazards,” said Bob Genoway, chief of the Office of Occupational Safety, to Associated Press.
The report also confirmed that assistant director David Halls gave Baldwin the large-caliber revolver without consulting the on-set weapons specialist. While Halls was also safety coordinator, neither he nor other managers investigated two other gun misfires on set.
“The safety coordinator was present on set and took no direct action to address safety concerns,” the report said. “Management had several options to take corrective action and decided against it. As a result of these mistakes, director Joel Souza and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins were seriously injured. Halyna Hutchins succumbed to her injuries.”
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