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Alec Baldwin slammed for demanding workplace safety after former NFL player’s airport brawl

Amidst the buzz on social media about a shocking video of a United Airlines employee brawling with an ex-NFL player at Newark International Airport, Alec Baldwin decided he had a say over an employee’s right to a safe workplace environment. There is an important point of view to share.

Unfortunately for Baldwin, many people begged to differ from the actor’s view that the employee was the victim. In response to an Instagram post on Baldwin’s comment, thousands suggested that the essentially outspoken actor should “sit it out” given his recent history with regards to workplace safety. In particular, he slammed Baldwin for lecturing anyone on workplace safety when he faces a criminal investigation and is being prosecuted for his role in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyana Hutchins on the set of “Rust”. , a western film in which he starred in and was producing.

Baldwin’s latest online controversy came to light when he decided to comment on a viral video of an airport brawl between a passenger and a United Airlines employee last Thursday, according to The Shedroom Celebrity News account, which used Baldwin’s remarks. Shared a screenshot on Tuesday morning. Within two hours, Baldwin’s comment on The Shadowroom post has garnered over 2 million views.

“Alec, have a seat sir,” wrote actor Laura Govan. His response garnered over 18,000 likes. Govan also wrote: “FYI you should still grieve over the woman you killed.”

“Sir, you shot and killed someone at your workplace. Please sit it out,” said Wendy Osefo, public affairs professor, political commentator, and “The Real Housewives of Potomac” co-star. Her comment garnered more than 13,000 likes within several hours.

Video of the fight shows an unidentified airline employee pushing former Denver Broncos cornerback Brendan Langley last Thursday. It’s not clear what led to the scuffle, but the video shows Langley reacting to the staff by shuffling them. Instead of staying down, the bloodied employee got back up and tried to fight Langley some more.

Choosing to view the employee as a victim, Baldwin expressed support for her right to be safe in her workplace. He said, ‘The person working at the airport is a victim of this. He came to work to work. The other man, with his big mouth, is guilty of workplace abuse, where people come to work with the expectation of safety, even civility. This (disrespectful) person who killed this man should be put on the no fly list.

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While Langley was arrested and charged with simple assault, as TMZ reported, United Airlines also told TMZ and the New York Post that it had problems with the employee’s actions and was fired.

Meanwhile, Govan is mostly praised for telling Baldwin to “keep a seat.” Many expressed disbelief that Baldwin would voice support for the employee, saying that the video had previously shown him hitting Langley, but they also expressed anger at Baldwin’s arrogance and “privilege”, thinking that They should raise their voice on this incident.

“His nerve,” wrote one person, while another said Baldwin thinks people have forgotten he killed someone.

“She needs to shut up,” wrote one person. “You killed someone at your workplace sir, so sit down and don’t comment.”

Some came to Baldwin’s defense on Tuesday, saying Hutchins’ death should be “low” for anyone. He argued that Hutchins’ death was not Baldwin’s fault. Rather it was, as Baldwin put it, “a tragic accident.”

Hutchins was murdered on October 21 on the set of the low-budget western film Santa Fe, New Mexico. Baldwin holding a Colt .45 revolver while rehearsing a scene with Hutchins and director Joel Souza. For reasons yet to be determined, the gun was loaded with live rounds when it should have only been loaded with dummy rounds.

The gun also opened fire, with both Hutchins and Souza firing. Hutchins was killed and Souza was wounded. Baldwin has denied pulling the trigger, saying he accepted the assistant director’s word that the gun was safe to use.

A criminal investigation by New Mexico officials is ongoing. For his role in the shooting and as a producer on the film, Baldwin has been named as a defendant in lawsuits filed by Hutchins’ family and the film’s script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell.

The family lawsuit, filed in February on behalf of Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their 9-year-old son, Andros, alleges that Baldwin “recklessly” shot and killed the cinematographer. The suit also alleges that Baldwin, the film’s other producers, and other defendants “failed to conduct industry standard safety checks and comply with basic gun safety regulations, while using actual guns to produce the film ‘Rust'”. Doing so with fatal consequences.”

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Bureau of Occupational Health and Safety issued a hefty $139,793 fine in April against Rust Movie Productions, the production company behind “Rust,” for multiple workplace safety violations. The bureau said the company failed to maintain and enforce industry standard protocols for using guns on set – failures led to the death of Hutchins.

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