Alec Baldwin faced criticism for interviewing Woody Allen on his podcast “Here’s the Thing.” Baldwin took to his social media to promote the episode and was faced with disparaging comments.
Social media users then took to the comments to slam Alec for interviewing Woody because of the sexual assault allegations made against him. They also slammed Alec for promoting his podcast on a Blackout Tuesday.
Baldwin defended himself saying, ““In the course of this podcast, we have often booked guests that have either requested or required a specific posting date in order to promote a project. We make every effort to honor those requests. Allen is no exception. As for the perceived lack of sensitivity re BlackOutTuesday, I had no idea about this … national day of whatever.”
He also showed his support of Allen adding, “I believe Allen is innocent and that is my right. Posting a black screen today or any other day, though a decent sentiment, is not an effective political stance. Voting, and working to enroll others to vote, is more … practical.”