A witness has come forward with information about what Alec Baldwin said after he fired a prop gun that took the life of a cinematographer and injured a director.
Baldwin Kept Asking One Question, Over And Over Again
The shooting incident took place as Baldwin was shooting a new western, Rust.
Baldwin And His Wife Hilaria Baldwin Had Their Sixth Child
For the past couple of months, Alec and his family have enjoyed nothing but good news.
The child was born through surrogacy in March. Fans and supporters from all around the world sent their congratulatory messages to the celebrating couple.
Not long after, the actor made a distasteful joke that offended a lot of people.
Baldwin Has A Reputation For Pushing Boundaries
Baldwin is not afraid to take things a little further than most of his peers when it comes to comedy.
He was critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live before and after his inauguration. The role was somewhat controversial, but it earned him his third Primetime Emmy in 2017.
One Of His Jokes Seems To Have Crossed The Line
The joke was about Gillian Anderson, The Crown actress. He made fun of her acceptance speech during the Golden Globes.
There's Something Many People Don't Know About Gillian
Although she often plays roles where she uses a British accent, she does not use the same accent in real life. A lot of fans don't know this.
Gillian grew up in both the U.S. and the U.K., so she can use both accepts fluently.
Alec Baldwin Decided To Joke About This Aspect Of Gillian's Life
As she was accepting her award, she used her American accent, and Baldwin decided to make fun of this fact:
"Switching accents? That sounds... Fascinating."
After defending his wife's tendency to switch between Spanish and American accents, he made a joke because he was okay with his wife changing accents. People thought it was arrogant and contradictory of him to mock Gillian.
Alec Always Fiercely Defends His Wife
In fact, he was so determined in his wife's defense that he ranted about "cancel culture" while defending her heritage on social media.
People Had Found Inconsistencies In Hilaria's Story
Some time back, people started to question Hilaria's heritage. They were merely claiming that her account of her upbringing was not consistent.
According to some childhood peers, Hilaria grew up in Boston, and her name was Hillary Hayward-Thomas. Apparently, during this period of her life, she did not have a Spanish accent.
In A 2015 Clip, She Seems To Forget The Word "Cucumber"
During a cooking segment, Hilaria seemed to forget the word "cucumber."
The social media community went into a frenzy, and it became the center of a scandal about her heritage.
She Talked About The Problem To The Media
She defended herself, saying:
"There is not something I'm doing wrong, and I think there is a difference between hiding and creating a boundary."
She went on to claim that she was born in Boston but had spent time in both Boston and Spain:
"My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was nineteen years old and I have lived here ever since."
She lamented that it felt like she had been telling that story for a decade, and it was still not enough.
She Recently Made An Apology On Instagram
She said she was sorry because she "should have been more clear" about the deep connection to the two cultures. Hilaria also added that she was proud of her upbringing and said that they were raising their kids to love and respect both cultures.
Online, The Scandal Proved To Be Quite Serious
Alec Also Shared His Opinion On The Matter
In the tweet, Alec argued that cancel culture's sole purpose is to destroy both the deserving and the undeserving. This message was directed at those who were seeking to cancel Hilaria following her recent scandal.
Baldwin shot and killed a film crew member while on set.
A Prop Gun Accidentally Discharged And Hurt Halyna Hutchins And Joel Souza
The prop gun killed the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and injured the film's director, Joel Souza.
Juan Rios, the sheriff's spokesman, explained that deputies had responded to the scene at about 2 pm local time following 911 calls about a person getting shot on a film set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch.
Hutchins Died From Her Injuries
Although Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, she did not recover from her injuries.
Souza, 48, was also hurt. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance but has already been discharged.
Although little is known about the shooting, a witness has offered some insight into how Baldwin reacted to the incident.
Baldwin Kept Asking Why He Was Given A "Hot Gun"
The term "hot gun" refers to a firearm with real ammunition.
"In all my years, I've never been handed a hot gun."
Since the deadly incident, filming has been paused pending investigations.