Alec Baldwin on Deadly 'Rust' Film Set Shooting: 'I Didn't Pull the Trigger'

Nick Kangadis | December 2, 2021
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I don’t know what kind of backwards society we’re currently living in where either criminals or people who aren’t victims are portrayed as victims. “Allegedly” drive through a crowd of people at a Christmas parade? You can publicly try to garner sympathy by saying you feel “dehumanized.” Shoot someone dead, intentional or not? You can come up with a story over a month later that contradicts every report we’ve had until now, again, in order to glean some level of sympathy.

In his first interview since “allegedly” shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on October 21 on the set of the film “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin sat down with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday evening to talk about the incident and the fallout that has occurred since.

In what basically amounts to a movie trailer, with all the dramatic bells and whistles attached to it, Baldwin now claims that while Hutchins was shot dead, he “didn’t pull the trigger.”

“I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin told Stephanopoulos. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them. Never.”

The problem with Baldwin’s statement resides in the timing of it all.

Why would you wait about six weeks to tell the world what happened if you weren’t culpable at all for the tragic shooting? Is Baldwin trying to play the “guns kill people” card? And if he “would never point a gun at anyone,” how was Hutchins shot dead? From all accounts, it wasn’t a ricochet, so the gun had to be pointed at Hutchins at some point to shoot directly enough to kill her.

The question remains, how did a live round make its way into the chamber of that “prop gun?”

Judging by what has been released, as of this writing, Baldwin’s comments leave us with more questions than answers.

Maybe it seems cold, but Baldwin is a longtime actor with the ability to manufacture emotions from others, so excuse me if sympathy isn’t the first thing I feel when it comes to this super bizarre case.

For the highly produced “trailer” of Baldwin’s interview, watch below:

 

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