Alec Baldwin tells Chrissy Teigen she’s victim of ‘hit job’ – people

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After defending Woody Allen, Andrew Cuomo and his wife, Hilaria, Alec Baldwin is now lending his support to Chrissy Teigen.

Whether Baldwin’s support is useful to Teigen remains to be seen, but it does make the supermodel the latest famous person to receive the famously outspoken actor’s support while facing public outrage and “cancel culture” for engaging in controversial behavior.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 07: Chrissy Teigen attends GQ and Dior Homme private dinner in celebration of The 2017 GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for GQ) Charley Gallay/Getty Images for GQ

Baldwin, who has begun to style himself as a crusader against cancel culture, recently hopped onto Teigen’s Instagram to commiserate with her widely-shared lament last week about being “depressed” and “lost” since she was exposed as a cyberbully and forced into the “cancel club.”

More than offering sympathy, Baldwin proposed that the cookbook author and lifestyle influencer was the victim of a “hit job” and what almost sounds like an orchestrated conspiracy, perpetuated by dark unnamed forces. The 63-year-old film and “30 Rock” actor promised to reveal more soon about this possible conspiracy.

“It was a hit job on you for some very specific reasons (more on that another time.),” Baldwin wrote. He also suggested that the wife of singer John Legend keeping fighting — “It’s over when you say it’s over” — and assured her that “a huge number of people love and support you.”

Perhaps Baldwin sees parallels in the public anger directed at Teigen to what’s happening to his wife, who also is a lifestyle influencer. Hilaria Baldwin, the mother of six, faces ongoing accusations that she deliberately misled her followers into thinking she was as a glamorous yoga teacher from Spain.

Teigen, the unofficial queen of Twitter, has been at the center of controversy since May. That’s when media personality Courtney Stodden said that they had been the target of vicious messages from Teigen model 10 years ago when Stodden was 16 and the Sports Illustrated model was seeking to grow her fame on the social media platform by saying outrageous things and attacking other celebrities.

Stodden, who is binary and uses they/them pronouns, said Teigen effectively told them to kill themselves. Since then, Teigen has lost brand partnerships and media opportunities. She also said she feels she has been unable to get off her couch because she believes she can’t be on Twitter, regularly communicating with her 13 million followers.

Teigen has apologized several times, but has been accused of only doing so for the benefit of her fans instead of showing genuine remorse to people she has hurt. Crisis management experts said she needs to stay off social media for some time and show more accountability instead of seeking sympathy. Last week, Stodden suggested to TMZ that Teigen keeps playing victim and has yet to personally apologize.

Hilaria Baldwin (L) and Alec Baldwin attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) 

Hilaria Baldwin, likewise, has been accused of failing to take responsibility for perpetrating her alleged “grift.” Hilaria Baldwin, who was born Hillary Hayward-Thomas and grew up in Massachusetts, spent more than 10 years using a shifting Spanish accent and letting herself be described as “Latina,” “half-Spanish” or a “native Spanish speaker” in a variety of interviews and settings, from Spanish-language publications to the United Nations.

Among the consequences of Baldwin’s heritage scandal, she was accused of cultural appropriation by Latinx immigrants who say they genuinely face serious prejudice because of their accents and background. She also was listed by Atlantic magazine as one of America’s famous “identity” hoaxers, alongside Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who pretended she was Black. Like Teigen, Hilaria Baldwin and lost brand sponsorships on Instagram and media opportunities. She stopped taping episodes of her parenting podcast, “Mom Brain.”

Hilaria Baldwin initially blamed the media and then apologized, but only for not being “more clear” about her heritage. She fueled the flames of her still simmering scandal two weeks ago when she took to Instagram to claim that she’s a “multi” who has a “fluid” cultural identity. She came in for particular outrage when she suggested she has been misunderstood and wrongly persecuted. She appeared to liken her plight to people who are genuinely marginalized in society because of their culture, language, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Meanwhile, questions also have arisen about how much Alec Baldwin knew, or was even complicit in his wife’s alleged grift. The actor was present during his wife’s UN appearance when she allowed herself to be identified as “half-Spanish.” He also was shown in a 2013 David Letterman interview, saying his wife was “from Spain” as he jokingly imitated her Spanish accent.

Over the past few months, Alec Baldwin has blasted his wife’s critics and stepped up his declarations against “cancel culture.” In mid-May, the famously testy actor tweeted, “Cancel culture is like a forest fire in constant need of fuel.”

Baldwin’s tweet made no mention of his wife or anyone else who he thought was being unfairly “canceled,” but some of Baldwin’s respondents assumed he was referring to his wife.

They said Hilaria Baldwin was simply facing the “consequences” for her alleged grift. One person wrote: “Please don’t tell me you are still defending your wife’s inexcusable actions. Get over yourself people and admit that there are something called a consequences for bad behavior.”

Baldwin also could be talking about his friend, Woody Allen. Baldwin also posted a video in which he said “cancel culture is out of control.” He posted the video around the time he faced backlash for again defending Allen, who was accused but never found guilty in a criminal court of molesting his 7-year-old daughter, Dylan Farrow, in 1992. The molestation allegations against the legendary film director were revisited in detail in an explosive four-part HBO documentary.

“There are people who deserved to be punished for what they’ve done,” Baldwin said. “But I think the cancel culture is creating more problems than it solves. It’s like trawling, like a giant mile-long net where you’re catching a lot of people, a lot, many who deserve it but a few — more than a few — who don’t, where they don’t deserve to have their careers and their lives destroyed.”

In his video, Baldwin also appeared to reference New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused by five women of sexual harassment and faced calls to resign.

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